October 12, 1997 |
The world population is expected to grow from 6 billion to about 10 billion by 2080, but the human race is still expected to have enough to eat, an Australian demographer said in Beijing. "But there may be more subtle things about the environment, about the atmosphere that would be much more difficult to control," said John Caldwell, president of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population.
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March 14, 1997
The League of Women Voters is hosting a question-and-answer discussion of the world population Saturday at Marie Callender's Restaurant. Susie Morale, who is a member of the Population Coalition, the Environmental Action Committee and the Peace Corps Assn., will speak about issues ranging from human rights to orphaned children. "We will be discussing the problems of food supply and sustaining the systems it takes to make population viable," said Dorothy Baird, who helped organize the event.
December 29, 1996 |
World population is growing more slowly than in recent years and with a concerted effort to defuse a "demographic time bomb" population could stabilize at 8 billion by 2025, an advocacy group said Friday. Werner Fornos, president of the Washington-based institute, said the world's population is growing by almost 90 million annually, more slowly than the 100 million growth of recent years. The world's population is nearing 5.9 billion, and will be over 6 billion by the year 2000.
April 14, 1987 |
The rate at which people are being born is speeding up again, just as the planet's population edges past the 5-billion milestone, a population study group reported Monday. The private Population Reference Bureau cited an easing of strict birth limits in China as a prime reason for the turnaround in population growth. The Bureau's new World Population Data Sheet for 1987 estimates that the July 1 population of the world will be 5.026 billion.
May 14, 1991 |
World population will almost double, to 10 billion, by the year 2050, with almost all of the faster-than-expected growth taking place in poor, developing countries, the U.N. Population Fund said Monday in its annual report. The soaring population growth is expected despite birthrate declines in all major regions of the world--and even though the percentage of married couples using contraceptives in developing countries has grown from less than 10% in the 1960s to 51%.
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October 10, 1996 |
The world's population, which has quadrupled over the past 80 years, may never double again, according to new forecasts by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis. Researchers calculated that there is a 66% chance that the world's population will not reach 11.5 billion--double today's population--within the next century, if ever. They determined that the world's population will probably increase from today's 5.8 billion to around 7.9 billion in 2020, 9.9 billion in 2050, and 10.