As we now have 7 billion on the planet I thought I should do some math. I was born in 1955. The population of the planet in 1955 was 2.68 billion. In 2006 the number of people living in poverty, stated as between $1-$2 per day, was 2.68 billion. We now have more people living in poverty than there were people on the planet when I was born. I think thats only a 2.68% annual population growth rate. With a doubling time of 55 years. If we keep this ‘growth’ idea going this means my grandchildren will be living on a planet with 14 billion people. I hope we have learned to share things more equitably by then. Or stop growing!