I’m reading Dan Brown’s Inferno for the second time. Bill and Melinda should read it. Brown dares to bring up the idea that overpopulation is the main disease, and all the other problems are symptoms. It is true that the world took 2 to 5 million years to get to one billion people. Then it took only 100 years to get to two billion. In the next 100 years we went to four billion. In this next 100 years, we will go to eight billion. If we can’t stop our out of control reproduction, we need the plagues that Bill Gates wants in this op-ed to make war on, to save us from Dante’s nine rings of hell, right here on earth. Throughout the history of China, cannibalism became normal during times of excessive famine or drought. As Colin Turnbull reported in his book on the Ik’s of Africa, when food and water get scarce, social norms disintegrate. The graph of world population looks either like ______/ or this _____| . !