Seven Billion People


On 31 October 2011, the human population on earth is expected to hit the seven billion.  It’s not surprising, given that hygiene and medicine have reduced infant mortality and lengthened life span.  But it begs the question as to the carrying capacity of humans on the planet.  Exponential growth in the demands on food, water and energy may prove Malthus right.



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9 responses to “Seven Billion People

  1. Dooty

    could you move over a little? yer crowdin’ me, dammit!

  2. Dog's Eye View

    Welcome baby 7,000,000 … how many zeroes?

    And boo to all.

    (PS: do think the consequences of 7 Billion people could be scary, down the road. Bears watching and thinking more about.)

  3. Dog's Eye View

    This was touching. Mona Simpson’s eulogy for her brother, Steve Jobs.

    The linked Isaacson essay was interesting too, although I thought the final paragraph had a logical fallacy, given what Jobs himself observed about those he met during his first visit to India.

  4. Dog's Eye View

    I went to the Haute Dog parade.

    It was even better than pictured. (And Lady Dog-ga won big in the float contest.),0,3503855.photogallery

  5. TempeBev

    Will Herman come out smelling like a rose or will he be the flavor of the month as predicted several months ago?

  6. Dog's Eye View

    Never been to Pinks. Yet. Must rectify that.

    Happy Halloween.

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