Accession Number:

ADA393197

Title:

Population Matters Policy Brief. Population and Environment. A Complex Relationship

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

Between 1960 and 1999, Earths population doubled from three billion to six billion people. In many ways, this reflected good news for humanity child mortality rates plummeted, life expectancy increased, and people were on average healthier and better nourished than at any time in history. However, during the same period, changes in the global environment began to accelerate pollution heightened, resource depletion continued, and the threat of rising sea levels increased. Does the simultaneous occurrence of population growth and environmental decline over the past century indicate that more people translate into greater environmental degradation

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE