04 May '11, 7pm

Green: Coming to a Planet Near You: 3 Billion More Mouths to Feed

Coming to a Planet Near You: 3 Billion More Mouths to Feed By JUSTIN GILLIS AND CELIA W. DUGGER Agence France-Presse — Getty Images Mothers prepare to breast-feed their newborns at a clinic in Manila. The Philippines is struggling with a population explosion. In an article in Wednesday’s paper , we conveyed the highlights of a new report from the United Nations population division projecting that the global population will keep growing throughout this century and eventually pass 10 billion. And we mentioned that the population is expected to surpass seven billion this year. It turns out the United Nations has settled on an official date by which it expects the world to hit that seven-billion mark: Oct. 31. Nobody really knows for sure, of course — our sense of the world’s population at any given moment is an estimate at best. Still, perhaps it’s appropriate that the chosen...

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earthtimes.org 05 May '11, 6pm

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e360.yale.edu 04 May '11, 3pm

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grist.org 06 May '11, 6pm

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