As the world population reaches seven billion people, the BBC's Mike Gallagher asks whether efforts to control population have been, as some critics claim, a form of authoritarian control over the world's poorest citizens.
The world population will hit 7 billion on Halloween this year, according to a guesstimate from the U.N. Who knew those goons with the black helicopters had such a macabre sense of humor?
On the one hand, does the number 7 billion really matter? Didn’t we stop worrying about population decades ago when overblown predictions of global famine failed to come to pass? Aren’t birthrates declining all over the world, with some rich countries actually starting to shrink? Can’t technology enable more people to live better on fewer resources? Don’t we have bigger problems to worry about—the economy, war, human rights, Toddlers & Tiaras?
The GuardianAnd Baby Makes Seven BillionWall Street JournalAccording to the United Nations Population Fund, some time this coming Monday, probably in India, the world will welcome its seven billionth person.
Telegraph.co.ukWhat number are you in the world population?Telegraph.co.ukThe world population is due to hit seven billion at the end of this month. But where do you fit in? People cross a street in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong.
The world's population is due to hit 7bn this October. Use our tool to find out the world's population on your birth date, and how different countries were growing at that time (RT @OurScienceGroup: “@estheraddley: Ooh.
According to estimates from the United Nations Population Division, there are now over seven billion people in the world. That's enough people to fill, like, an entire room. Yeah. Visualization firm Bestiario, for The Guardian, shows this growth by country, using their home-brewed visual programming language, Impure.
Reuters IndiaFEATURE-Water use rising faster than world populationReuters(The following feature is part of a package of stories from Reuters correspondents around the world ahead of UN projections that the world's population will reach 7 billion on...