spring and increaseing world population

(from an about.com newsletter)

On the first day of spring, or vernal equinox, the days start to get longer, the weather starts to get warmer, and you can almost feel yourself unfolding after the long clutch of winter. Everywhere you look, you see growth and renewal.

Global population growth will create a “perfect storm” of food, water and energy shortages by 2030, according to the UK government’s chief scientist.

An underwater volcanic eruption and a 7.9-magnitude earthquake near Tonga generated a tsunami on Thursday [March 19, 2009]. A tsunami warning was issued to residents of the island nation, which comprises an archipelago of 171 islands that stretch across a 500-mile expanse of the South Pacific about halfway between Australia and Tahiti.

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