20 July 2011

The ghost of Thomas Malthus hovers over unsustainable global population increases
The Australian - Australia
Still, we have been able to take comfort that population growth looked like peaking at about nine billion by the middle of this century and falling after that. At least that was until the UN Population Division released its latest two-yearly projections in May. It has increased its 2050 figure by 156 million to 9.3 billion from its estimate two years earlier, and by 390 million since 2002. Instead of population growth stopping in the middle of the century, it is projecting merely a marked slowing down, to reach 10.1 billion by 2100.,…(2 July 2011)

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