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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Seven Billion Redux

Different media outlets have their own ways of hyping the seventh billion person. As noted previously, the Economist had a sober article, and the New York Times had a couple of Op-Eds. One of the more unique contributions is from Their takeaway message is a simple one:
Meeting the basic needs of so many will meaning growing, shipping, and distributing more food while providing more clean water, health care, and shelter -- all without inflicting too much further damage on our environment.
But they follow that with 42 very different and powerful photographs showing the population in various places around the world. Take a look...

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