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Copenhagen and population growth: the topic politicians won’t discuss

December 11, 2009 • Daily Email Recap

Thanks to Tim Murray for forwarding this to me. It was sent to him by Madeline Weld. She notes that when you go to this site, you discover that 84% of people ARE in favor of discussing population growth.
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According to the UN, population growth is a driving force behind emission increases yet it will not be on the agenda at any of the upcoming climate talks.
World population has doubled to more than 6 billion in the past 50 years. It’s expected to reach 9 billion by 2050.

The population of the USA is projected to rise from 300 million to more than 400 million by 2050.

But most of the population growth will be in poorer countries, such as Africa and the Indian subcontinent, whose CO2 emissions per capita are relatively small – 20 or more times less than the USA.

For full article, visit:
http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis


Current World Population

7,803,701,433

Net Growth During Your Visit

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