Our global community hit an incredible milestone last fall, although you likely didn’t hear much about it, buried underneath all the mid-term election, inflation and holiday news.

On Nov. 15, the world’s population reached a record 8 billion people, according to United Nations’ estimates.

That’s more than three times larger than the world population of 2.5 billion people in the 1950s, when my parents were farm kids growing up in northern Iowa.

And 15 years from now, when my daughter is college-age, the world population will reach 9 billion people.

It’s staggering to think how many more people will be on our...