Saturday, February 25, 2006

gb #3 pop

The planet's population is projected to reach 6.5 billion at 7:16 p.m. EST Saturday, according to the U.S. Census Bureau

It turns out that this very night, February 25, 2006 at about 7:16 pm est the human population of the planet Earth reached 6.5 billion people according to the US Census Bureau and its population clock. The world is apparently adding people at a growth rate of 1.1%. That means we’re doubling in population every 64 years. 13 billion people by 2070 (my child might still be alive) then 26 billion by 2134. That means that at only 1.1% population growth we will have 52 billion humans on Earth just before 2200. Does anyone think this planet can handle an extra 45.5 billion people?

1 comment:

The Silver Surfer said...

Now I know why it's so hard to find a parking place.