Christy Turlington Blogs About the World's Growing Population
In case you missed it, experts estimated that the world’s human population broke the 7 billion mark at the end of October. That’s big news for an earth with finite resources and an ever expanding human population.
Christy Turlington took to her blog to discuss her concerns with our rapid growth. She wrote, “This exponential rate of growth has implications that maybe we’ve been loathe to accept but will have the greatest effect on the most vulnerable. These populations have suffered, and will continue to suffer as food security and resources become more limited and diminish with each year’s passing.”
The model continued to explore, at length, the potentially frightening future we all face if we don’t watch our numbers.
She wrote, “As a global community we have to start thinking more seriously about whether there are limits to what our earth can bear and if we’re willing to cope with the struggle for limited resources, which only seem to increase as our population does.”
Turlington makes some excellent points. Read her full blog here, and chime in with your thoughts on how we might handle the ever present problem of too many people and not enough planet.