Consequences of World Population Growth
For Most Americans, who view their country as a vigorously growing nation with ample resources to maintain an increasing population, the world prospect of over 60,000 additional mouths to feed each day is not a cause of serious concern. Little heed has heretofore been given to warnings of population experts who say that mankind is breeding more new life than the world's resources can support.
In recent years these warnings have taken on new urgency and the significance of world population problems to the United States is now becoming increasingly clear. Total population of the globe in 1950 was estimated at 2.4 billion. According to current estimates, if the human race continues to multiply at the rate of the first three ...