Media Coverage Oct 2011
What do 7 billion people mean for our global future?
Article written by Professor Ian Goldin; Dr Toby Ord, James Martin Fellow, Future of Humanity Institute; Professor Charles Godfray, Director, Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food; Professor Mark New, Professor of Climate Science, Oxford University; Professor Robyn Norton, Co-Director, George Centre for Healthcare Innovation; and Professor Yadvinder Malhi, Director, Oxford Centre for Tropical Forests
By now, we've all heard about the 7 billionth person being born on the planet this month. If we can get beyond all the headlines, though, we have an opportunity to reflect on the complex interconnectedness of global future challenges.