All the time we have been hiding in our houses, all the time we have been dodging strangers, all the time we have been checking COVID 19 statistics, the world's population has continued to increase. Some of you may remember that back on February 2nd of this year, I recorded that the population of Earth was 7,762,009,632.
As I write this sentence, three months later, the population of our planet is now 7,782,017,290. Therefore there are over 20 million more earthlings than there were at the start of February. COVID 19 has had virtually zero impact upon the relentless population increase.
20 million people! That's more than the population of Romania or Chile or Ecuador or Malawi or The Netherlands. At this rate in another three months the world's population will have increased by at least 40 million since February. 40 million - that's roughly like adding the population of Iraq and it is far more than Canada.
When I have highlighted this issue before, a few visitors have responded with a degree of annoyance - even challenging me to suggest solutions. But that is not what this focus on population growth is about.
All that I am doing is highlighting - illustrating something that many would argue should be of great concern to all human beings and to our associated governments and international organisations. Perhaps it is too big a problem to tackle. Perhaps it is simply easier for us to bury our heads in the sand as ostriches allegedly do. After all, we've got COVID 19 to deal with. Incidentally, worldwide and at this present moment in time 247,970 have died with the corona virus. R.I.P..