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7 Billion and Counting…

Talk about an explosion. It only took the planet about 12 years to add a billion new people.

Adam Zyglis / Buffalo News (click to view cartoon collection)

Talk about an explosion. It only took the planet about 12 years to add a billion new people, as the United Nations declared on Monday that the world’s population officially surpassed 7 billion.

India is creating people at a rate of nearly one per second, so it seems likely the 7 billionth baby will be born there. They are also expected to overtake China as the world’s most populous country by 2030.

Check out what cartoonists think about the world’s growing population with our 7 Billion People cartoon collection.

By Daryl Cagle

Daryl Cagle is the founder and owner of Cagle Cartoons, Inc. He is one of the most widely published editorial cartoonists and is also the editor of The Cagle Post.