Consider this.

The current (estimated) average birth-rate in the world is 20.3 births per 1,000 people per year. Going by estimates of a current world population of 6.5 billion people, that's about 132 million people being born each year, or 11 million each month.

Meanwhile the mortality rate is about 8.3 deaths per 1,000 people per year. Which means about 54 million dying each year, or 4.5 million a month.

The difference = (about) 78 million people being added to the population each year. Or around 6.5 million people a month.

The point? Nothing really. Just doomsday-mongering. And how's your day been?


unpredictable said...

Hah. 2 nights ago I had this dream where someone drew me a graph that described how 10 years from now, we'll be all out of resources and I was asking my husband if having kids was such a great idea at all.

I'm not married. I'm probably going nuts though.

NightWatchmen said...

Interesting, our day is still spent with Spectrum Analysers, unfortunately, which does lead to tendencies much closer to Travis Bickle than about exploding populations :)

Espèra said...

I know.
Everytime I go to the National Science Centre in Delhi, I get reminded of this by the ticking counter.
It shows the number of people getting added to the population in India.

Space Bar said...

caves of steel.

km said...

Or around 6.5 million people a month.

That translates to about 148 trillion bloggers every day.

Now I am worried.

??! said...


Correct. Must adopt instead. Even if you aren't married.

So.....killing them one-by-one, rather than bombing the lot?

I've always wondered if that thing is accurate at all though.

Indeed. Or Trantor.

I know! It's freaking me out.