Population Growth and Urbanization

  • Clarence Zuvekas


Sometime during 1976, the world’s population passed the 4 billion mark. Most projections in the early 1970s showed that it would reach 6.3 to 6.5 billion by the year 2000 and as high as 16 to 17 billion by 2050. Many scientists and lay persons have long been concerned about the environmental effects of the “population explosion,” and novelists like Anthony Burgess (The Wanting Seed) have given us grim pictures of life in a future world of tens of billions.


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