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European Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - February 28, 1961, Darmstadt, HesseC t i on Western Europe birth rate death rate net increase rate per 1000 population South America 2.7 billion persons per Square Godf ? exaggeration or not nightmarish overpopulation is an ominous threat it of right now the world s population num Bers thre billion persons in 5,000 a an if the current rate of in crease continues at the same Pace the world s population will be 3.7 billion per on per Square foot obviously this could never happen unreality. The figure is Only the result of i we moment by a mathematician Adhit slide Rule. But it is what could happen theoretically and however much an exaggeration it Dos How the ominous threat of them a do population explosion =.-, to of cup this nightmarish mathematical pro Heastan from realization something we have to happen to either increase theft Patti it decrease the birth rate or a now Bratton of the two Tayi Philip a Haus a. Chairman of the department of sociology and director of thei population research try Lalni Center at the Una Versley of Chicago. It is unthinkable that Mankind would deliberately Siciu off its excess population. A a Hauler in population bulletin publication of the population reference Bureau. Inc. That leave ome Means of regulating the birth rate As the alternative. Birth control la moral question that i hotly argue throughout the world what up will be taken. If any to implement a of world wide a is Are for the future the world i already jiving with the to arising from its see map. By Sid Moody a staff writer Man ban been living on Earth for or ftps 200,000 to a million years. It has taken that Ion for the world population to reach it present figure. For Ages the rate of growth Luu. Been held Buck yearly death High infant mortality Modem Medicine a made it no possible for Many More people to live much longer. Thus the Boom. The world i population increase from1650 into the 20th Century averaged of per cent a. Year says Hauter. The current rate a now 1.7 per cont. Simply continuing at a rate of Only 1 per cent for 5,000 year would mathematically crowd every Square foot with those 2.7 billion person. By a cruel irony the population Boom exploding in those countries that can i Oast afford it the Niuman of Africa. Asi and South America the mature economic societies of North America and Europe Tivitt on annual population increase of from 1.3 per cent to 1.7 per cent a in latin America the rate for the 1950.75 period is estimated to be 3,4 percent that of Asia 2.4 per cent. In South America Tulone two fifths of1the population of 201 million Are children under in years of age. He Tare Cost of providing for these children Means their parents arc unable to accumulate capital to invest for their economic the improvement of their homelands. When their children mature they will spawn an even greater flow of. s a harsh Circle. Egypt s Aswan dam was hailed As the answer to the ageless poverty that Haa tormented her people. For once there would be enough food from the soon to be irrigated desert to feed the the egyptian population commis Sion says glumly that by the Alrh the dam is completed in 1965 the population. Will have increased six million person so that All that can be hoped from. The dam that the rapid foil in the Standardo living would a then thera Rej political Factor the population of red China increase by 03 Mil lion Evory year Jevery year room food and work have to be f6un&fo& twice Tecc population of new Vorac cloy Thi , of the pressing Facton behind the my Litant expand Lonist police a the red regime not Only Are More people being bom in the world thre births a are1 living up to twin a Tong As Century ago a girl baby born in Norway has a or expectancy of 75 years highest in the world. And the trend is Ever up technology has succeeded ining abreast of the Boom by increasing food supplies from the Lah. Undoubtedly there Are More Hirmle to if but it s going .to1 be a Little hard Topilow in the year 696i when you have to shove 2.7 billion persons aside every tue you Tell Dobbin to gee up. Jin i"1 it a �-1$� i a i / "il4 a a Al 4fe %., a -. Is t t n i or r i a a a 4v h in flt feb wiry 28, 1961 the stars and stripes q

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