Longer Life Expectancy, Population Growth Worry Some Global Health, Development Experts
The Guardian: 2015 challenges: demographic shifts
“U.N. predictions put the world population at eight billion in 2025. That’s an extra five billion people on the planet in less than a lifetime (the global population was three billion in 1960). The dramatic growth is driven by more people surviving beyond childhood and having children of their own, so it should be a cause for celebration of development, right? Not everyone believes so, fearing that too many people will put unsustainable strain on resources…” (Leach, 3/16).