7 Billion

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Video Credit: National Geographic

I know this video does not exactly pertain to my usual theme of travel/adventure. However, when I saw this video in my geography class last year, I was amazed. Many people do not realize how large of a number seven billion is. Seven billion people on one planet is insane, yet we are producing more children with every second that passes.

As a journalist, it’s overwhelming to think about how we will cover the news that pertains to seven billion people, especially since we all live in different places with different cultures and interests. It is our job to get the facts straight, find the most newsworthy events, and give the people something to think about because in a world of seven billion, there’s a whole lot to think about.