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The United Nations says the world’s population is to reach seven billion on October 31. Analysts are whether it is a coincidence this milestone falls on Halloween. The U.N. Population Fund that some time on Monday, the world will its seven billionth person. They also forecast that the baby will be in India. The birth of a newborn baby is usually a of joy, but this one has got alarm bells with environmentalists. They say the world cannot cope with so many mouths to . The population has exploded in the past two centuries. In the 1800s, there were just a billion of us; in 1960 that figure had trebled to three billion. Half a century later, that figure has more than .

Professor Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia University's Earth Institute told CNN that “the consequences for humanity could be ." Other experts also paint a bleak picture. CNN's Jack Cafferty of an "unsustainable" population of 9 billion and that "at some point there's not going to be enough stuff for everybody." The New York Times that "the Earth is full [and that] we are into our future”. John Davis, editor of the Earth First! Journal, went even by saying we had no to take so much from the Earth: "Human beings have no more as species than slugs," he said. say humans have the for billions of us to live on our planet in a sustainable way.

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
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