We’re almost with 7 billion and in some places things are getting a little bit crowded. I wonder how long we’ll be able to keep growing our population like this before something really breaks. My guess is not too long and maybe we should make re-production (less of it) a priority instead of trying to feed new mouths all the time.

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A man walks on a pedestrian bridge overlooking traffic in Lagos, Nigeria, September 18, 2006. The Africities 4 summit aimed at tackling the problems of the continent's expanding cities and huge slums opened on Monday in Nairobi. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye

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A man rides his bike in a bicycle shed near Central Station Amsterdam January 17, 2007. There are more bicycles than people in the Netherlands, where each resident clocks up an average of 917 km (573 miles) a year on two wheels. Flat as a pancake and densely populated, the Netherlands has tried to mitigate traffic congestion by encouraging its 16 million people to travel on their 18 million bikes. Amsterdam's central station has a multi-storey parking house for bikes and there are racks on every street corner. REUTERS/Koen van Weel

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Children living at a dump site play in a toy house they constructed out of debris in Tondo, Metro Manila May 3, 2007.
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Sunbathers and roofed wicker beach chairs are seen along the beach on the bay of Travemuende, a popular holiday resort at the Baltic sea near the northern German city of Luebeck, August 5, 2007. REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen

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Painted satellite dishes designed by German artist Daniel Knipping are set up at an apartment building in Berlin's Schoeneberg district, June 14, 2010. REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz

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A guest swims in the infinity pool of the Skypark that tops the Marina Bay Sands hotel towers in Singapore June 24, 2010. The Sands Skypark, which opened to the public on Thursday, features a 150-metre infinity pool overlooking Singapore's city skyline and Marina Bay, a public observation deck and a restaurant run by a celebrity chef. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash

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Residents crowd in a swimming pool to escape the summer heat during a hot weather spell in Daying county of Suining, Sichuan province July 4, 2010. China is experiencing temperatures over 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Farhenheit) in at least 13 provinces and regions, according to the National Meteorological Center on Sunday. Picture taken July 4, 2010. REUTERS/Stringer

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Children play in water pipes at a construction site on the banks of the Yamuna River in the northern Indian city of Allahabad July 26, 2010. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

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North Koreans look at a Chinese boat for tourists on Yalu River near the North Korean town of Sinuiju July 27, 2010. REUTERS/Jacky Chen

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High rise residential buildings are seen behind a slum in Mumbai July 20, 2010. India has Asia's third-largest economy and the increasing global clout that goes with it. It is already home to a quarter of the world's 20 most densely populated cities. One of them is Mumbai, where some 18 million people crowd into slums and skyscrapers, stretching the city's amenities and making it less attractive for investors. Picture taken July 20, 2010. To match story INDIA-URBANISATION/ released on August 3, 2010. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

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Seven-and-a-half-month old Tanisha Overbeeke smiles while resting on top of a leaf of the Victoria Amazonica at the Rotterdam Blijdorp Zoo September 1, 2010. Children could be photographed on top of the leaf, under the condition that they do not weigh more than 15 kg (33 lbs). The Victoria Amazonica blossoms over two nights producing flowers that are white on the first night, which then turn pinkish-red by the second night. Its leaf could have a diameter of up to two-and-a-half meters. REUTERS/Jerry Lampen

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Students use their books to protect their heads during a earthquake drill inside a ground of the Paranaque National High School in Baclaran, Paranaque city, metro Manila February 22, 2011. A mild quake, recorded at magnitude 4.7 with a depth of 116km (72 miles) northwest of Batangas shook the Philippine capital Manila on Tuesday but did not cause any damage, a Philippines Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHILVOCS) official reported. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

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Students pose for a photo with a globe during a campaign to mark World Earth Day in a middle school in Dexing, Jiangxi province April 19, 2011. World Earth Day falls on April 22 every year. Picture taken April 19, 2011. REUTERS/China Daily

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Boys sit in the trunk of a car while travelling on a street in Karachi May 15, 2011. The boys sat in the back as there was insufficient space inside the car. REUTERS/Athar Hussain

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Buddhist novice monk Kyaw Thiha plays during heavy rainfall at Shin Ohtama Tharya monastery in Yangon May 31, 2011. Entering monkhood is a rite of passage for many Myanmar boys, although most of them spend a few days to a few months rather than as a lifetime commitment. The Sangha, as monks are collectively known in Myanmar, is a powerful social force in the country and is widely revered. They have also been politically active since the colonial times, calling for justice and democracy on behalf of the people. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun

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A vessel traffic management operator guides vessels at the Port Operations Control Centre at Changi Naval Base in Singapore July 25, 2011. Singapore is the world's busiest port by vessel arrival tonnage with more than 127,000 vessels totaling 1.92 billion gross tons calling at its port last year, according to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore. REUTERS/Tim Chong

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Hundreds of commuters pack the Se central subway station during rush hour on August 12, 2003. The Se station was inaugurated in 1978 and is the largest station in the network, serving 150,000 passengers per hour. More than 1.5 million commuters use the subway in the South America's largest city every day. TPORT REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

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A Chinese man checks condoms at the AIDS-awareness display at an exhibition in Shanghai March 2, 2006. Last year, there were about 25,000 deaths from AIDS across China. In January, Beijing lowered, by about 30 percent, its estimate of the number of people living with HIV/AIDS, but warned against complacency, saying the figure was still rising with people unaware of the danger. REUTERS/Stringer

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A view of a residential building in Shanghai June 10, 2009. Chinese urban property prices fell by 0.6 percent in May from a year earlier compared with a fall of 1.1 percent in the 12 months to April, the National Development and Reform Commission said on Wednesday. REUTERS/Aly Song

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Indonesian Muslim women climb up a truck on a make-shift ladder on the way for prayers in Bojonegoro, East Java's province July 18, 2009. REUTERS/Beawiharta

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Buildings and houses are seen through the window of an airplane above Cairo August 18, 2009. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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An overcrowded train leaves the Airport rail station from the venue of the Biswa Ijtema as Muslims from Bangladesh and around the wourld reached the bank of river Turag on the outskirt of the capital Dhaka on January 29,2006. Muslims from around the world began gathering in Bangladesh on Friday for the Ijtema pilgrimage, the second largest after the Haj, as troops and police maintained tight security to prevent attacks by militants. REUTERS/Rafiqur Rahman F

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Rickshaws throng a street in Dhaka November 16, 2003. More than 300,000 rickshaws ply the streets of the Bangladeshi capital daily. Traffic
congestion becomes particularly severe in the lead-up to the Eid al-Fitr festival, to mark the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, as the movement of people increases. REUTERS/Rafiqur Rahman

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Vehicles emit light during a traffic jam at the Yanan elevated road in China's financial capital Shanghai September 21, 2005. Car executives warned that competition in the world's third-largest auto market had intensified as car makers from all over the globe push products in one of the few remaining bright spots for sales. Analysts reckon that China's car market will expand 10 to 15 percent this year, matching growth in 2004 but well off the near-doubling of 2003. Picture taken September 21, 2005. REUTERS/Ming Ming

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Commuters crowd into the metro at Chatelet station in Paris November 19, 2007 during a nationwide strike by French SNCF railway workers to protest against a pensions reform. French transport unions will on Monday vote whether to end a strike over pensions reforms which has dragged on for six days and caused commuters misery. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

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An overcrowded train leaves Dhaka's Airport rail station ahead of the Muslim festival Eid-al-Adha December 20, 2007. Bangladeshi Muslims will celebrate the festival on Friday. Muslims around the world celebrate Eid-al-Adha to mark the end of the haj by slaughtering sheep, goats, cows and camels to commemorate Prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail on God's command. REUTERS/Rafiqur Rahman

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Job-seekers visit booths of companies at a job fair held for graduates in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, November 20, 2008. Stabilising employment is the top priority for China, Minister of Human Resources and Social Security Yin Weimin said on Thursday as he revealed a rise in jobless workers triggered by a weakened export sector amid a series of strikes and protests. REUTERS/Sean Yong

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Laundry hangs outside a student dormitory at a college in Wuhan, Hubei province March 5, 2009. Picture taken March 5, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

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A view of a residential building in Shanghai March 18, 2009. China's property market faces further downside risk, while Hong Kong's residential property market is likely to stabilise, real estate developer New World Development Co Ltd said. Picture taken March 18, 2009. REUTERS/Stringer

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Young sea gypsies play in the water in the centre of their neighbourhood in the Sulawesi Sea in Malaysia's state of Sabah on the Borneo island February 17, 2009. A community of 30 families of the indigenous ethnic group of sea gypsies are still maintaining a nomadic and sea-based life without fresh water supply, TV nor electricity, and only go to land to bury the dead. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad

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Runners fill the street in front of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building at the start of the Tokyo Marathon 2009 in Tokyo March 22, 2009. More than 30,000 runners participated in the third edition of the Tokyo Marathon. REUTERS/Franck Robichon/Pool

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A view of a building at the beach of Torremolinos, near Malaga, March 27, 2009. Spain is not doing enough to protect individuals and the environment from abuse by developers, constructors and local government involved in its property sector, the European Parliament said on Thursday. The Parliament suggested in a report that Europe freeze the 35.1 billion euros of Structural and Cohesion funds earmarked for Spain in 2007-2013 by the European Commission and EU member states until it rectifies the abuse. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

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A migrant construction worker checks his mobile phone outside his dormitory after a working shift at the Shanghai World Expo 2010 construction site in Shanghai April 15, 2009.China's annual GDP growth slipped to a record low in the first quarter, but the quarter-on-quarter increase might point to a recovery, a domestic news portal reported on Wednesday. REUTERS/ Nir Elias

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Roman Catholic pilgrims press together while following the image of the local saint Our Lady of Nazareth as it is paraded during the annual Cirio de Nazare procession, the country's biggest religious festival, in the city of Belem, at the mouth of the Amazon River October 11, 2009. More than one million Catholics, many of them from communities along the Amazon River's tributaries, converged on Our Lady of Nazareth basilica to participate in the event. REUTERS/Paulo Santos

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Traffic crosses over the new diagonal crossing at Oxford Circus in London November 2, 2009. The design of the new £5 million ($8.2 million) pound crossing was inspired by the Shibuya crossing in Tokyo and allows pedestrians to cross diagonally. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth

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Motorists crowd at a junction during rush hour in Taipei October 29, 2009. There are around 8.8 million motorcycles and 4.8 million cars on Taiwan's roads and nearly all motor vehicles and inhabitants are squeezed into a third of the island's area. This results in high concentrations of polluting emissions in the places where people live and work, according to official reports. A U.N. climate change summit in Copenhagen will be held in December. REUTERS/Nicky Loh

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A general view of night Moscow is seen from the window of a passenger jet, October 8, 2010. REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk

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Vehicles drive on Three Ring Road (left) and Jianwai Street (right) during the evening rush hour in central Beijing, December 23, 2010. Beijing will limit issuance of new car plates to 240,000 annually from January 1, 2011, in an effort to ease the capital city's traffic jams, Xinhua News Agency reported. REUTERS/Jason Lee

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Labourers work at the construction site of a commercial estate in the southern Indian city of Chennai February 1, 2011. Infrastructure data is considered an advance indicator of growth in industrial output, which has been volatile in recent months, although the dominant concern for India's central bank is tackling headline inflation, caused partly by the knock-on effects of high food prices. REUTERS/Babu

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