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Pickup line of the month: You're one in seven billion!

Pickup line of the month: You're one in seven billion!

On October 31 of this year (or thereabouts) the world population will hit seven billion. Seven billion! If you can’t quite get your head around what a billion looks like, then check out the real-time population counter on the Population Action International website -those spinning numbers kind of bring it home (the world grows by more than 200,000 people a day). And if you want to know where in that 7 billion you fall, you can enter your date of birth and the site will tell you your number.

Why Climate Talks Move at a Glacial Pace

Why Climate Talks Move at a Glacial Pace

In the international summits about what nations can do to prevent further global warming, there is one particular debate that pops up every time. Rich (developed) nations will not sign agreements to limit pollution until poor (undeveloped) nations agree to limit or sequester carbon release from coal and fossil fuel burning. There is a very…