Population shifts 'substantially influence' emissions
BBC News - UK
"If global population growth slows down, it is not going to solve the climate problem," said lead author Brian O'Neill, a scientist at the US National Center for Atmospheric Research (Ncar)."But it can make a contribution, especially in the long-term." According to the UN Population Division, the average annual global growth rate peaked at just over 2.0% between 1965 and 1970.
Since then, it has been steadily falling and currently stands at about 1.1%. By 2050, the UN projects that it will have fallen to an estimated 0.3%.
,…(12 October 2010)