Public Sees Population Growth as One of Top Four Concerns

February 22, 2008 • Daily Email Recap

The Washington Post article below shows the results of a Bertelsmann survey of 9,000 people in the United States, China, Russia, Japan, Germany, France, Britain, India and Brazil. Overpopulation was ranked fourth among the most serious threats facing the world, immediately after climate change, international terrorism, and poverty. Now let us hope that governments, foundations, media and academicians will follow the public’s lead. The topic of future threats is a small part of the attached article, but this finding deserves major attention.

Thanks to Phil Thorson for bringing this article to my attention.

The world’s perception of China as a major global power is growing, with many people believing it will rival the United States in influence by 2020, according to a major survey released this week.

Russia’s image as a world power has also rebounded sharply in the last two years, while India and Brazil are expected to emerge rapidly as economic and political heavyweights, according to the survey by the Bertelsmann Foundation, a German research group

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