World Population Reaches 7 Billion Today

October 31, 2011  |  

Newborn Danica Camacho, the Philippines' symbolic seven billionth baby, as part of the United Nations' seven billion global population projection, lies on her mother's chest in the Fabella Maternity hospital in Manila, Oct. 31, 2011. (AP)

The world isn’t getting any bigger. Now, it’s just supporting more people than ever before. While on the one hand, it’s cause for celebration it’s also cause for alarm. This increase in population will exacerbate all the world’s existing problems, like poverty, clean drinking water, pollution etc.

Check out the extent of this problem in this interview with CBS’ Russ Mitchell below.

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