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Population growth driving climate change, poverty: experts

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Tuesday, Sept 22nd, 2009

Unchecked population growth is speeding climate change, damaging life-nurturing ecosystems and dooming many countries to poverty, experts concluded in a conference report released Monday.

Unless birth rates are lowered sharply through voluntary family-planning programmes and easy access to contraceptives, the tally of humans on Earth could swell to an unsustainable 11 billion by 2050, they warned.

The UN currently projects that global population will rise from 6.8 billion today to between 8.0 and 10.5 billion by mid-century.

The researchers said that with one and a half million more humans climbing aboard the planet every week, a recipe is looming for ecological overload, famine and broken states.

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[3] Copenhagen: Global Population Control Program Suggested To Stop Climate Change: http://www.prisonplanet.com/copenhagen-global-population-control-program-suggested-to-stop-climate-change.html

[4] Stern: Rich nations will have to forget about growth to stop climate change: http://www.prisonplanet.com/stern-rich-nations-will-have-to-forget-about-growth-to-stop-climate-change.html

[5] Climate change targets will push UK households into “fuel poverty”: http://www.prisonplanet.com/climate-change-targets-will-push-uk-households-into-fuel-poverty.html

[6] Sir David Attenborough calls for UK baby limit to stop ‘frightening’ population growth: http://www.prisonplanet.com/sir-david-attenborough-calls-for-uk-baby-limit-to-stop-frightening-population-growth.html

[7] A Sick Twist: Is population control rationale being used in the climate change and healthcare debates?: http://www.prisonplanet.com/a-sick-twist-is-population-control-rationale-being-used-in-the-climate-change-and-healthcare-debates.html

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