By: John Boonstra on March 12, 2009 Andy Revkin at Dot Earth marvels at the prospect of nine billion people — at least — dotting the Earth by 2050. California Representative Ed Royce, the Republicans’ ranking member on the terrorism, nonproliferation, and trade subcommittee, has a blog, called Foreign Intrigue. Domestically intriguing. The Guardian melodramatically laments that the UN’s drug strategy has amounted to “ten wasted years.” Well, the U.S. has been fighting its war on drugs longer than that, right? And finally, the UN will be hosting a panel discussion with producers and cast members of the sci-fi TV show, “Battlestar Galactica.” Whoopi Goldberg is moderating, naturally.