Woke up this morning to the news that Planet Earth is now 7 billion people strong. Across the planet, countries held celebrations led by the United Nations. A girl born in the Philippines was designated as the 7 billionth baby and showered with gifts. Demographers say the world’s population would reach 7 billion by the end of October, but Monday was chosen as the symbolic day of that milestone because they weren’t exactly sure when or where the 7 billionth baby would be born. Although birth rates have dropped in 75 countries across the world, the world’s population is still expected to increase further by more than 2 billion in the next four decades.
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- 7 Billionth Baby Born: Danica May Camacho (VIDEO) (blippitt.com)
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- Cheers and fears as world population hits 7 billion (windsorstar.com)
- Various ‘7 billionth’ babies celebrated worldwide (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- 7 Billion People (maboulette.wordpress.com)
- Overpopulation Discourse and the Alarmism of Fake Accuracy (filipspagnoli.wordpress.com)
- ‘7 billionth’ babies honoured worldwide (cbc.ca)
- Its a girl! World celebrates the 7 billionth person (theglobeandmail.com)