If you want to do something scary in keeping with the Halloween spirit, punch up “world population growth” on your computer.
When I learned that there are 7 billion people on the Earth, I wondered if the figure had doubled in my lifetime (78 years). No, it hasn’t doubled, it has tripled.
With many now facing starvation in some parts of the world, it is hard to imagine how grim the future will be if the growth rate continues. And, to compound the problem, the projected growth rate is highest in the regions that are already in dire straits.
The combined populations of Asia and Africa where poverty is the greatest, now make up 75 percent of the world’s total.
Now that’s scary.