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World population to grow by 800 million in next decade
Xinhuanet ^ | Dec. 2, 2005

Posted on 12/02/2005 10:47:47 PM PST by presidio9

The world's population will increase by 800 million in the next decade, with the highest growth in Asia and Africa, local media reported on Friday.

"The world population stands at 6.4 billion this year. It is expected to shoot up to 7.2 billion by 2015," the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) representative to Malaysia Richard Leete was quoted as saying by The Star.

The majority of the 800 million people will be found in the southern part of Asia and Africa as well as the sub-Saharan region,the UN official said, adding that those countries with a high population growth rate are mostly under tremendous pressure in terms of sustaining their resources.

Leete said there arose the greater need to deal with social, economic and environmental issues "as one" and not separately, as they were increasingly intertwined.

With the rise of world population, the gap between the haves and have-nots is going to widen further, noted Leete, and there will be greater challenges ahead in trying to seek a balance between the environment and the social and economic sectors.

He said the main challenge today was to find the right formula to strike a balance between meeting people's need and protecting the environment.

Leete was among more than 300 participants who came to Kuching, capital of the eastern state of Sarawak, for the three-day International Media and Environment Summit 2005.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: population; soylentgreen

1 posted on 12/02/2005 10:47:48 PM PST by presidio9
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To: presidio9

That's a lot of fleshy bone bags.


2 posted on 12/02/2005 10:49:00 PM PST by Termite_Commander (Warning: Cynical Right-winger Ahead)
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To: presidio9
He said the main challenge today was to find the right formula to strike a balance between meeting people's need and protecting the environment.

Yes. Let's trust the U.N. to determine population control...and our food needs too. How about some soylent green?

3 posted on 12/02/2005 10:53:15 PM PST by peyton randolph (Warning! It is illegal to fatwah a camel in all 50 states)
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To: presidio9

I understand that world population is supposed to cap out at around 10 billion, given the trend of declining birthrates in industrialized and post-industrial countries, and the worldwide trend towards industrial and post-industrial economies.


4 posted on 12/02/2005 10:53:51 PM PST by Gordongekko909 (I know. Let's cut his WHOLE BODY off.)
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To: peyton randolph

Mmm. Soylent Green.


5 posted on 12/02/2005 10:54:11 PM PST by Gordongekko909 (I know. Let's cut his WHOLE BODY off.)
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To: peyton randolph
Waitaminute...

SPOILERS AHEAD

Soylent Green is PEOPLE!

6 posted on 12/02/2005 10:54:47 PM PST by Gordongekko909 (I know. Let's cut his WHOLE BODY off.)
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To: presidio9

Oh no! More illegals.


7 posted on 12/02/2005 10:57:28 PM PST by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government.)
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To: Gordongekko909
SPOILERS AHEAD

LOL.

8 posted on 12/02/2005 10:58:03 PM PST by peyton randolph (Warning! It is illegal to fatwah a camel in all 50 states)
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To: Gordongekko909

"Soylent Green is PEOPLE!"

Y'know, I always thought it would've been a bit more meaty rather than like some hard crunchy wafer. Any way you slice it, it sure gave new meaning to snapping into a Slim Jim.


9 posted on 12/02/2005 11:02:17 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Cheney X -- Destroying the Liberal Democrat Traitors By Any Means Necessary -- Ya Dig ? Sho 'Nuff.)
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To: Termite_Commander

10 posted on 12/02/2005 11:03:31 PM PST by presidio9 (Islam Is As Islam Does)
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To: Gordongekko909

11 posted on 12/02/2005 11:04:05 PM PST by presidio9 (Islam Is As Islam Does)
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To: presidio9
World population to grow by 800 million in next decade

Doubtful. 40 million abortions per year times 10 years = 400 million non-populace. This is more of that Earlich (did I get the name right?) projection and non-scientific nonesense that these 60's hippies always do .... > shrug

12 posted on 12/02/2005 11:04:41 PM PST by Mr_Moonlight
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To: Mr_Moonlight

And using the UN's own stats, the average life expectancy in parts of Africa has dropped to 33 due to AIDS, genocide, etc. It wouldn't surprise me to see the continent's population decrease over the next 10-20 years.

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/07/14/1089694407097.html


13 posted on 12/02/2005 11:08:10 PM PST by peyton randolph (Warning! It is illegal to fatwah a camel in all 50 states)
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To: presidio9

bird flu


14 posted on 12/02/2005 11:09:02 PM PST by Porterville (Beware the Egyptian Politics)
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To: presidio9

15 posted on 12/02/2005 11:16:51 PM PST by kb2614 (Hell hath no fury than a bureaucrat scorned.)
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To: presidio9
Oh great.....800 Million more viewers for Al Jazeera and BBC.

I'm sure the French will buy more of their stock,

that is.....if Satan and Soros leave any for them.: )

16 posted on 12/02/2005 11:19:46 PM PST by Light Speed
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To: presidio9

Well, you can't blame me! I'm not having kids!


17 posted on 12/02/2005 11:20:47 PM PST by xrp (Conservative votes are to Republicans what 90% of black votes are to Democrats (taken for granted))
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To: xrp

Hooray no kids!


18 posted on 12/02/2005 11:29:09 PM PST by Gordongekko909 (I know. Let's cut his WHOLE BODY off.)
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To: presidio9

More "too many souls" stuff.

It seems that non-Christians have "gone forth to multiply" much faster. Birth control might be a good policy.

Souls do not take up much space on the head of a pin, but brother, do they ever clog up our freeways and the internet!


19 posted on 12/02/2005 11:35:42 PM PST by thomaswest (Just Curious)
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To: presidio9
Hey, don't blame me; I had two kids, and got snipped 24 years ago.

Series, there was a guy named Malthus who discussed world population issues.

20 posted on 12/02/2005 11:40:43 PM PST by Cobra64
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To: Termite_Commander
That's a lot of fleshy bone bags.

Soups on!

The left seems hell bent on destroying it's own. The muslim on the other hand are another story.

21 posted on 12/02/2005 11:48:17 PM PST by lizma
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To: presidio9

Just as long that they move in at the end of my street.


22 posted on 12/02/2005 11:51:24 PM PST by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: presidio9

Um... I thought that AIDS was killing all of the people in Africa and Asia. Isn't that what the MSM has been telling us? Did I miss a memo in there somewhere?


23 posted on 12/03/2005 12:22:24 AM PST by wyattearp (The best weapon to have in a gunfight is a shotgun - preferably from ambush.)
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To: peyton randolph
"Yes. Let's trust the U.N. to determine population control...and our food needs too. How about some soylent green?"

Wasn't the UN just crying about aids killing everyone off the other day?
I don't think they are factoring in "global jihad" either. Not to mention the abortion agenda of the UN.

I think we will see a global decrease in the population in ten within years time.

24 posted on 12/03/2005 3:58:01 AM PST by Forte Runningrock
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To: presidio9

Africa's population isn't going to grow. Between Aids, civil war, and assorted political despots, the whole sub-saharan part of the continent is going to be burned out of people in twenty years.


25 posted on 12/03/2005 4:39:38 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: peyton randolph

exactly, the current aids drugs only keep people infected with aids alive longer...

them staying alive longer only gives them more opportunity to infect others before they final give in to it.


26 posted on 12/03/2005 5:26:53 AM PST by conservative physics
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To: presidio9
The majority of the 800 million people will be found in the southern part of Asia and Africa as well as the sub-Saharan region

Yeah, that's what Asia and Africa both need desperately . . . . more people.

27 posted on 12/03/2005 12:05:51 PM PST by Hank Rearden (Never allow anyone who could only get a government job attempt to tell you how to run your life.)
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