Beyond 7 billion: Bending the population curve
LA Times, 12/2/2012
Kenneth R. Weiss, Staff Writer
Hunger. Environmental degradation. Political instability. These were among the consequences of rapid global population growth documented in a five-part series in The Times in July. Now, the opinion section of the L.A. Times has invited leading scholars to consider what, if anything, people and governments can do to address the issue. In the brief essays that follow, Malcolm Potts from UC Berkeley sets up the situation we are facing, and population experts from around the globe explain some of the approaches they’ve seen work — and the reasons others have not.
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