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Megachange: The World in 2050 by John Andrews, Daniel Franklin

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1 Not quite destiny

John Parker

The population of the world is certain to increase – but is the world prepared for the consequences?

ON OCTOBER 31ST 2011, the world celebrated – if that is the term – the birth of its seven-billionth living person. The United Nations had declared that day to be the one on which the global population would reach 7 billion and happy parents and publicity-seeking governments rushed to claim the title for a particular newborn: Nargis Kumar, for example, born at 7.25am local time in Mall village, in India’s largest state of Uttar Pradesh, or Danica May Camacho, born at the stroke of midnight in Manila.

Adnan Nevic, who had been born in the Bosnian capital of Sarajevo on October 12th 1999, was then two weeks past his ...

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