Many thanks to Lee Miller for reminding me of the Joint Statement by 58 of the World’s Scientific Academies on world population in 1994.
“Science Summit” on World Population:
A Joint Statement by 58 of the World’s Scientific Academies
In a follow-up to several recent initiatives by assemblies of scientists and scientific academies, most notably one taken by the Royal Society of London and the US National Academy of Sciences that resulted in a joint statement, “Population Growth, Resource Consumption, and a Sustainable World, ” issued in February 1992 (see Documents, PDR, June 1992), representatives of national academies of science from throughout the world met in New Delhi, 24-27 October 1993, at a ”Science Summit” on World Population. The participants issued a statement, signed by representatives of 58 academies. The statement offers a wide-ranging if ex cathedra-style discussion of population issues related to development, notably on the determinants of fertility and concerning the effect of demographic growth on the environment and the quality of life. It also sets forth policy propositions, with emphasis on contributions that ”scientists, engineers, and health professionals” can make to the solution of population problems…
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