In the spirit of Halloween, here's a scary thought. World population just hit the 7 billion mark, up from 6 billion in 2000. According to figures from the UN, we're expected to add another 33 million people annually until 2050 where it's projected that our population will stabilize at 9 billion. Our planet is already struggling to feed, house and provide reasonably healthy living conditions for it's occupants.
Try to name one environmental problem that is not made worse by a growing population.
Yet almost every society has a difficult time discussing this problem for a variety reasons. Let's use this milestone as an opportunity to talk about the need for limiting population growth with our friends and family.