And here's a cheery thought for the weekend:
One small quibble, we cannot count on population rising much longer. We should top out around 10 billion in the 2nd half of this century. We actually hit "peak baby" around 2010 or 2015 (can't remember the exact year but it doesn't matter to my point), and since then there have been less people born (to such a dramatic degree that this may become tomorrow's calamity).
So, how does population continue to rise? A: increases in life expectancy, particularly in what was known as the Third World (I say this not because it doesn't exist but thanks to globalization, it is much smaller (no longer including South Korea, Taiwan, Chile, Turkey and including urban areas in China, Indonesia, India, Vietnam, Philippines, Mexico, etc.)).
So tell me again (rhetorical, not to you hf6e), old fuddies, how much worse life is today than it used to be? ~6b people beg to differ.