Senator Bill Frist on Population

December 23, 2014 • Daily Email Recap


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Almost all of the problems of the world today either stem from, or are worsened by, overcrowding. In October, 2011, the world’s population passed the 7 billion mark-seven thousand million-7,000,000,000. That’s a lot of people.


To give you a sense of how fast this is changing:


* Since our grandfathers were born (around the beginning of the twentieth century) the world’s population has essentially quadrupled.


* Since our fathers were born (around the time of the Great Depression) the world’s population has essentially tripled.


* Since we were born (at the end of the Baby Boom) the world’s population has essentially doubled.


That is a staggering thought-there are twice as many people on the earth today as when we were born. Each day, about 200,000 more people are born than die, meaning that every month, we are adding the same number of new mouths to feed as the entire population of the state of Tennessee.

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Current World Population


Net Growth During Your Visit