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Monday, October 31, 2011

7 Billion and counting

Forcasters at the United Nations say that today the world's population has surpassed 7 billion people. Cause for celebration or concern?
"Our world is one of terrible contradictions," says UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. "Plenty of food but one billion people go hungry. Lavish lifestyles for a few, but poverty for too many others."
Will we be able to feed, house, educate and provide clean water and a decent life for all children around the world? Check out CBC's Offbeat math: Sizing up a world of 7 billion people to see some interesting facts and figures.

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