Global Population To Hit 7 Billion
We are fast approaching a new milestone for humanity – 7 billion souls on the planet. The United Nations predicts this watershed moment will occur on or around October 31st and has christened it 7 Billion Day and have started their 7 billion actions campaign. Check out http://www.7billionactions.org and add your story.
7 billion people. It’s hard to wrap your head around such a number. According to experts the planet has enough resources to feed this many people but presently the distribution of food is biased towards wealthy nations. One just needs to look at the current famine in Somalia juxtaposed with a fast food restaurant in North America to grasp the inequalities of life.
An interesting article out of Washington (Investorideas.com) states ”The combined measures of empowering women to make their own decisions about childbearing and significantly reducing global consumption of energy and natural resources would move humanity toward rather than further away from environmentally sustainable societies that meet human needs.”
Perhaps Feby can help the first measure that needs to be taken of empowering women to make their own decisions about childbearing?