It is official, or almost official, but sometime around Monday, October 31st, 2011, the world population will reach 7 billion inhabitants! While I don’t agree with some of the experts interviewed in the MSNBC article, others make very good points. The main point here is that if we want to continue living the standards that we have now, we need to focus on being more sustainable. This includes reducing our carbon emissions, developing a comprehensive energy plan, and striving to conserve our natural resources. Technology, innovation, and improved education can all help to put us on a sustainable path, so lets start using them. The alternative is not pretty, see my first post here.