Today, apparently, will be born a child who will bring the standing crop of the human population to 7,000,000,000. Yes, that’s a lot!
The human population reached 1 billion in 1804 and 6 billion just before the millennium – we’ve stuck an extra billion people on the planet since then and 8 billion is about 15 years away.
The UK population, at about 60,000,000 is a bit less than 1% of the global population.
UK per capita greenhouse gas emissions are about twice the world average.
So you and I are about 3.7 times as rich as the average person on the planet and about twice as polluting. Have a nice day!