Ross Clark Ross Clark

Ignore the climate doomsters: we should celebrate our 8 billion population

It almost certainly wasn’t Vinice Mabansag, the baby born in the Philippines last Tuesday and picked out by the UN to personalise the occasion, but somewhere in around about now someone will be born who really does take the world’s population to eight billion. It is a landmark which has attracted the usual Malthusian handwringing about over-population.

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