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World Population

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World Population

World Population

World Population

Only Available in Archive Formats.

On October 12, the world's population is projected to hit six billion. Where in the world is growth the greatest, and how will resources such as food and water hold up? Will development offset any pressures on the environment? In this hour, we'll take a look at the impact of population growth on our land and its resources. Guests: Gretchen Daily Co-author, The Stork and the Plow: The Equity Answer to the Human Dilemma (Yale University Press, 1997) Bing Interdisciplinary Research Scientist Department of Biology Stanford University Stanford, California Brian Halweil Co-author, Beyond Malthus: Nineteen Dimensions of Population Challenge (date, publisher?) Staff Researcher Worldwatch Institute Washington, DC Jerry Taylor Director, Natural Resources Studies Cato Institute Washington, DC