My name is Wayne W. Smith and this blog contains my musings related to higher education, tourism and anything else that comes to mind. I invite you to scroll down and laugh where appropriate, cry when necessary but always remember to consider the source.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Media Monday - A Scary Number Seven (7) Billion
Last night, Baby Nargis was born in India. According to Plan International she represents the seventh billion person on the planet.
Whether we have hit seven billion this weekend or not, one needs to still question, how much population can the planet sustain? What happens if the BIC countries (Brazil, India & China) wants to live at a lifestyle close to what we have in the United States? How are we going to manage world resources? These are fundamental questions that keep getting put off for another day... The question is, how long can we put them off until we can not any longer because we are facing crisis?