Warren M. Hern

HERN: POPULATION 7 BILLION AND COUNTING

Choose between candidates who understand global ecological realities, and those who don’t

GUEST COLUMNIST

The scariest thing about Halloween last year was not the 6-year old goblins running around Boulder neighborhoods, although some of them were pretty scary. It was the fact that October 31 was designated as the official day when the human population reached 7 billion. For many people, this fact doesn’t mean much. But it has an ominous meaning. The human population continues to grow and grow and grow and grow.