|Cilla Black (1943 - 2015)|
What's it all about Alfie?
Here's a list of five countries that you will have heard of. I have put them in rank order according to their populations with Bolivia at the top and and Portugal at the bottom. The population of Bolivia is 11.6 million while the population of Portugal is 10.2 million. Hence:-
Are you with me so far?
Now, do you mind terribly if we go back to February 4th of this year? On that day I announced on this humble Yorkshire blog that the population of Earth was 7,762,009,632.
Now, just 53 days later, the population of Earth stands at:-
That means that our world's population has risen by 11,842,998 in less than two months. More than the population of Bolivia or Cuba or The Czech Republic or Greece or Portugal. 11.8 million extra people. The 26,826 coronavirus death tally to date is utterly dwarfed by this population increase. It makes you think. Well, it certainly makes me think anyway.
As Cilla Black once sang, "What's it all about Alfie?"