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Population Bomb a Dud?

June 14, 1987

Daily news accounts make us aware of the effects of the world's current 5 billion population: homeless adults and teen-agers; illegal immigration into California; air and water pollution; waste management problems; loss of forests to civilization in Panama, Brazil, and Africa; poverty and unemployment in Central and South America, Mexico, and Africa; the starving; humans destroying plants and animals with the possibility of future mass extinction.

This is the situation today with a world population of 5 billion. Our children's future seems grim unless the United Nations can face these problems plus deal with a future world population of 10 billion--a deadly H-bomb.

HUGH C. HYDE

Chula Vista

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