05 May 2011

Coming to a Planet Near You: 3 Billion More Mouths to Feed
New York Times - USA
In an article in Wednesday’s paper, we conveyed the highlights of a new report from the United Nations population division projecting that the global population will keep growing throughout this century and eventually pass 10 billion. (...) The United Nations population estimates are fed into an array of computer models, in institutes around the world, that try to project future economic and environmental trajectories. Expect a flurry of updates in coming months on projections for climate change, land use, water availability and many other issues as the consequences of these revisions work their way through the world of scientific prognostication. ,…(4 May 2011)

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