7 Billion People on Earth

Babies born today mark new milestone for world's population.
2:16 | 10/31/11

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And now -- milestone for all of us on this planet today the United Nations declared that today the world's population reached seven billion people. So wasn't this girl born in India are Peter -- Who was born and Russia's western city of Kaliningrad. -- this arrival the parents in the Philippines. Any of them could have been the seven billionth person on this planet and for all our differences. So much in common here's ABC's Dan -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Farm. Yeah at this landmark moment for mankind we wanted to paint a portrait of the planet. The average Earthlink weighs a 140 pounds and is five foot four. Most of us have brown eyes only 8% of us have blue eyes. There are more men and women just by a hair and -- more right he's been -- More of us had cell phones -- bank accounts and more than twice as many of us speak Mandarin Chinese than either English or Spanish. Seven billion -- and by the time this little baby born today at New York Presbyterian Hospital or this one in Israel or Russia or Japan. Turns fourteen years old we will likely be at eight billion people. And by the way a baby born today in a wealthy country like America has a 5050 chance. Of living to a hundred didn't die as a reporter for ABC news I've seen those income disparities up close from people living in huts in the Amazon. To teeming slums in India. -- mentions in Los Angeles like this one that belongs to Paris Hilton. But despite our differences there are things we have in common we all want to be happy and most of us have a favorite food. -- -- -- -- -- in my arms and a dream to -- on the me. I. -- -- Humanity at seven billion tonight -- each of us painting our own portrait of how we want our future to be. Dan Harris ABC news New York.

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