A collection of essays presenting opposing viewpoints on problems of population growth and overpopulation: its causes, its possible effect on the earth, and whether it should be controlled.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
What concerns surround population growth? Global population growth poses a serious challenge / Michael Fritz ; The facts refute alarmist concerns over global population growth / New Internationalist ; The taboo of discussing overpopulation must be broken / Tom Flynn ; Discussions of overpopulation often lead to racist and elitist solutions / Andrew Cheeseman
What problems might be attributed to population growth? Population growth is a threat to the environment / John and Mary Ellen Harte ; Overconsumption, not overpopulation, is a threat to the environment / Fred Pearce ; Population growth strains nonrenewable resources / David Pimentel, Marcia Pimentel ; Global population growth will cause more hunger / Commonweal ; Global population growth will not cause more hunger / Robert Paarlberg ; Continued population growth will harm economies worldwide / Deborah Rich, Jason Mark ; Demographic changes impact economies more than does population growth / David E. Bloom, David Canning, Jaypee Sevilla
How should population growth be addressed? The United States should support the UN population fund / Sneha Barot ; The United States should not support the UN population fund / Steven W. Mosher ; Limiting immigration to control population growth will protect the environment / Philip Cafaro, Winthrop Staples III ; Limiting immigration to control population growth will not protect the environment / Ian Angus, Simon Butler
What will be the impact of global demographic shifts? Current demographic trends threaten global security / Neil Howe, Richard Jackson ; Declining birthrates in developed countries are changing military strategy / James Kurth ; Population growth is leading to increased urbanization / Leiwen Jiang, Malea Hoepf Young, Karen Hardee ; Migrant populations tend to identify more with their religious affiliations / Arun Pereira.
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