http://news.yahoo.com/cheers-fears-world-population-hits-7-bln-084502012.html Just reading this article and noticed the comments section and how all these people say "Theres too many people on Earth now! It's causing poverty!" This is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. 2000 years ago there was only 200-300 million people on earth and nearly EVERYONE was in poverty. The people who are in poverty now, 99% have always been in poverty throughout history. Increased world population didnt make them poor. Its just taking them longer to get out of poverty than it took us. When the US was founded, there were about 3 million people here and poverty was great. Now there are 300 million people and there is very little poverty. Any country today with a declining population is not getting better off. Thats a fact.