Population, Resources, and Limits to Growth

  • Gunter Steinmann
Part of the Recent Economic Thought Series book series (RETH, volume 16)

Abstract

On July 11, 1987, the world population reached 5 billion. Although the exact birthday of the 5 billionth person is unknown, the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA) adopted this date to increase public awareness of the dynamics of current population growth. UNFPA also reported the newest projection that world population will increase to 6 billion before the turn of the century and will continue to grow to 7 billion in 2010 and to 8 billion in 2022.

Keywords

Population Growth Renewable Resource Technical Progress Technical Knowledge World Resource Institute 
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