17 October 2011

Too Many People?
The New Yorker - US
The United Nations has been analyzing and forecasting the world’s demographics for decades. 1966, Henry S. F. Cooper visited the Secretariat’s Population Division to speak with two officers, Milos Macura and Inderjit Singh. At that point, the U.N. estimated the global population at three billion three hundred and thirty million. Cooper asked them to look ahead, and Macura correctly forecast that the largest population growths would happen in China and India, and said, “The solution isn’t merely to cut the birthrate but to increase economic growth as well." ,…(17 October 2011)

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