The world is about to reach an important milestone – by the end of this month, the global population is expected to hit seven billion. However, the burgeoning global population puts a great deal of pressure on the planet.
In the years ahead, countries around the world could face some serious challenges in terms of food, energy consumption, and the environment.
Today on American Morning, Christine Romans sits down with economist Jeffrey Sachs, author of The Price of Civilization, to explain what countries are most at risk and to discuss his biggest concerns about the growing population.
NATO played a critical role in ousting Moammar Gadhafi and liberating Libya, but it remains to be seen if the Western alliance will have a hand in the reconstruction of the north African nation.
Some have expressed concern that there could be instability in Libya in the wake of Gadhafi's death. Does the downfall of Gadhafi effectively end the country's civil war, or is more fighting on the horizon?
Today on American Morning, Christine Romans speaks to Damon Wilson, the Executive Vice President of the Atlantic Council, to get his predictions on Libya's future.
Some big challenges lie ahead for Libya after the killing of Moammar Gadhafi. Instituting a functioning democratic government is not easy, especially on the heels of a 40-year dictatorship. With the national budget currently under negotiation, it's unclear how much support the United States can lend to rebuilding North African nation.
Today on American Morning, Christine Romans speaks with Senator John McCain to get his take on President Obama's foreign policy record and to discuss how Libya should proceed going forward.
Gadhafi is gone – but the future of the relationship between the United States and Libya remains in question. The United States played a pivotal role in removing the long-standing dictator, but tightened domestic budgets might limit the United States' capacity to rebuild Libya.
On American Morning today, Carol Costello speaks with Representative C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, the ranking Democrat on the Intelligence Committee, to discuss the evolving relationship between Libya and the United States.
The dictator is dead, but many questions remain for Libya in a post-Gadhafi world. Who will take charge of the country? Is NATO's mission over? And what role, if any, will the U.S. play in Libya?
Today on American Morning, Carol Costello speaks with Mohammed Sayeh, a senior member of the National Transitional Council, to find out what Gadhafi's death means for Libya's future.
Today on American Morning, Christine Romans reports on the morning business news headlines.
Today we're watching:
* General Electric, the company that paid no federal income taxes last year, is reporting that it's third quarter profits soared 57%.
* Markets are poised to open higher today, but there are fresh concerns about EU leaders coming to an agreement about the region's bailout fund.
* Wells Fargo says a computer glitch caused some of its customers to receive another person's bank statement in the mail. MFTV in Orlando reports that the problem affects at least four thousand people who opened their accounts in South Carolina or Florida.
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