Halloween is known for a lot of things, and now it'll be known as the marker for the 7th Billion Person. (if it lands ON Halloween, should we worry about that person??)
Here's what's going to happen:
As predicted, the world’s 7 billionth person will arrive this year, by Oct. 31, according to the UN Population Fund. It predicts that we’ll hit 8 billion just 14 more years after that—a rapid pace, considering that it took us until 1804 to hit 1 billion then an additional 123 years to get to 2 billion.
Apparently there isn't cause for alarm with the number of people on the planet, not yet at least. Things have been holding steady. The issues come from poverty if anything, with the rich being able to easily handle the spike in energy cost and stuff like that.
Though, we'd like to reiterated that the 7 billionth person might be born on Halloween. That sounds like some grade-A (well, grade-B) horror movie plot right there!
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