FRONT ROYAL, VA, 05/14/08 – According to the United States Census Bureau, May 10, the day before Mother’s Day, was the birthday of the world’s 6,666,666,666th person. Steven Mosher, president of the Population Research Institute stresses that, contrary to what population naysayers insist, there is nothing to fear from this number.
"Over six billion of anything is a mind-boggling number, and not just for the numerically challenged," says Mosher in his newly published book, Population Control – Real Costs, Illusory Benefits. However, he says, "few people have the independence of mind to grasp what this number truly represents: A great victory over early death won by advances in health, nutrition and longevity."
According to Mosher, even fewer people are aware that "the world’s population will never double again. In fact . . . it is already close to its apogee."
PRI celebrates the birth of this milestone baby, and encourages people and governments to look at human beings as resources to be cherished, not liabilities to be destroyed.
Steve Mosher’s new book, Population Control – Real Costs, Illusory Benefits is available on Amazon.com or on PRI’s web site: www.pop.org.