World-Wide Upsurge of Population
Every two seconds three children are born somewhere on this increasingly crowded planet. The frequency of these “blessed events” is causing headaches for leaders of underdeveloped countries, where four out of five births occur. It is a source of worry also for United Nations officials and officials of the United States and other countries who are seeking to help those leaders to achieve better conditions of life for their people. World Bank President Eugene R. Black told the U.N. Economic and Social Council in April 1961 that “Population growth threatens to nullify all our efforts to raise living standards.”
President Gamal Abdel Nasser of the United Arab Republic said last May: “This year we have added to our number 800,000 persons, may ...