Happy 7 Billion Day!

Is it getting more crowded in here, or is it just me?

Unfortunately, I think like Marx, Malthus will turn out to be right, it’s just being delayed. Eventually we will reach a point where we outpace our ability to feed ourselves due to climate change or general limits of technology, and then the resource wars will begin.

On the plus side, there’s the graphics of the birthrates in Africa, which I found rather positive. Not because Africans are having less children, but because the human develpment index scores are going up in even some of the harsher African countries.

More graphs and information here:

Infographic: Measuring the effect of a growing population – The Globe and Mail.