Global population study launched by Royal Society

August 27, 2010 • Daily Email Recap

Thanks to SD Shantinath for this BBC article.

The UK’s Royal Society is launching a major study into human population growth and how it may affect social and economic development in coming decades.

The world’s population has risen from two billion in 1930 to 6.8 billion now, with nine billion projected by 2050.
The society acknowledges it is delving into a hugely controversial area, but says a comprehensive and scientific review of the evidence is needed.

It is led by Nobel laureate Sir John Sulston of Human Genome Project fame.

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