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by John » Tue Nov 15, 2022 05:54 pm
We got our first big snow of the year last night. Started coming down pretty hard about 9:00 last night and was still coming down about 3:30 this morning. Just a couple of inches and the roads were still warm enough to keep it from sticking there. Was a beautiful sight when I turned on the porch light and looked outside.
Incidentally, the eight billionth human was born today. There was a popular meme going around that half the people who have ever lived are alive today, but that's not really close to true. 8,000,000,000 is a sizeable chunk but over human history, it's estimated that 117,000,000,000 have been born, meaning that about 109,000,000,000 have already come and gone. It used to be projected that we'd just keep multiplying until we ran out of resources but that doesn't seem to be the case. The most recent projection is that we'll reach about 9,000,000,000, then level off, and begin a decline. John