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Population control won't save the planet, admit experts

1 October 2014


Scientists such as the late Julian Simon argued that a growing population would adapt to the growing number of humans on the planet

Population control will not cure the so-called 'crisis' of a perceived shortage of resources for future generations, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Professor Corey Bradshaw from the University of Adelaide said: "Even if we had a third world war in the middle of this century, you would barely make a dent in the trajectory over the next 100 years." [BBC, 27 October]

Scientists such as the late Julian Simon argued that a growing population would adapt to the growing number of humans on the planet.

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