Pollution, starvation, global warming ... major sufferings of both human-kind and the living things we share space with have to do with one thing: population. And our population is expanding faster now than ever before.
The global population reached its first billion in 1804, its second in 1927, its third in 1960. The world's population reached 4 billion 1974, 5 billion in 1987 and 6 billion in 1999. It is projected to reach 7 billion by late this year.
As our population increases, so does our need for food, water, energy, waste-disposal and technology, as well as the conflicts that arise over their scarce availability.
John Beddington, chief scientist for the U.K. told the BBC that the world will likely reach a crisis point in terms of food, water and energy around 2030, in what he has called "a perfect storm." Most scientists agree that in everything from public health, to political stability to economic viability, the population snowball must be addressed.
So today, rather than being part of the problem, why not be part of the solution with a vasectomy information class at the Central District Health Department?
Interested parties can get their questions and concerns about the procedure answered to to see if a vasectomy is the right choice for their lifestyle and family planning.
The workshop runs from 6-7 p.m. and is FREE.