The World at 7 Billion

The World at 7 Billion: Can We Stop Growing Now?

Population growth is evident on a crowded street in TokyoWith global population expected to surpass 7 billion people this year, the staggering impact on an overtaxed planet is becoming more and more evident. A two-pronged response is imperative: empower women to make their own decisions on childbearing and rein in our excessive consumption of resources.

Read the latest article by Worldwatch Executive Director Robert Engelman in Yale Environment 360, a publication of the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies.




Related content on population issues:

Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy