Hamish McRae: Seven billion — and the world’s population just keeps on rising – Analysis, Opinion – Independent.ie.

SEVEN billion. Next week the world’s population will, according to the UN, reach seven billion and a baby born somewhere in the world will be designated the seven-billionth baby — just as Adnan Nevic, now a healthy 11-year-old living in Bosnia, became the six-billionth when he was born just after midnight on October 11, 1999.