Population bomb ‘ticks louder than climate’

December 11, 2008 • News

Thanks to Jenny Goldie for this article from the Canberra Times of July 22, 2008.

Global population growth is looming as a bigger threat to the world’s food production and water supplies than climate change, a leading scientist says.

Speaking at a CSIRO public lecture in Canberra yesterday, UNESCO’s chief of sustainable water resources development, Professor Shahbaz Khan, said overpopulation’s impacts were potentially more economically, socially and environmentally destructive than those of climate change.

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