How Many People Are Added to the Planet Every Day?

Erik Jones
4 min readSep 10, 2019
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This is a question I never really thought about until recently when I was reading Carl Sagan’s 1994 book, Pale Blue Dot. It was almost a throw away line while discussing the idea of populating other planets.

Even stranger is the argument that we have to send human beings into space in order to solve the world population crisis. But some 250,000 more people are born than die

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