Saturday, November 5, 2011

7 Billion and Counting

October 31st was an important milestone for our planet and our race, the human population crossed the 7 billion mark. National Geographic Magazine published a year long series of interesting articles covering the various aspects of world population. Here is the introductory video:

One of the most critical question that comes to the mind is whether our planet can sustain this population growth. Following article questions this obsession saying the real issue is how best we utilize the resources available on the planet.

Here is another interesting video from National Geographic Magazine showing that the world's most typical person is a 28 year old han chinese man. By 2030 this would be someone in India as it overtakes China in population.

Not surprisingly there were atleast a few babies from different countries that claimed the title of the 7 billionth baby - Danica May Camacho of the Philippines, Nargis Yadav of India and Muthumali of Sri Lanka to name a few.

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