23664424 story World Population Expected To Hit 7 Billion In Late October 522 Posted by timothy on Tuesday September 06, 2011 @11:46AM from the where-do-you-get-a-nice-malthus-mask? dept. kkleiner writes "A new report documents the prodigious rate at which the world's population is growing. It was just 1999 when we reached 6 billion. And now within the next month or two we will have surpassed 7 billion. What does the continued increase in world population mean for humanity and for the the planet?"