Seven Billion by Halloween

That's the UN Population Fund's latest global population projection, which confirms population predictions made earlier this year. As you might have noticed, our species hasn't been making jobs like we've been making babies, which presents some issues. Don't worry, though: catastrophe's not necessarily inevitable. Not even in this global economic climate, with all the unemployment and stock market speculation on food and hunger. Somebody will get to fixing that stuff up ASAP. So just have some more high-fructose candy corn and relax.

[Globe and Mail. Image via AP]