Escalating World Population

To see how world population growth is escalating, perhaps the following picture will help: It took thousands of years for our world to reach a population of one billion people in 1850. But it only took 80 years for it to add another billion in 1930. It took only 30 years to add another billion, 15 years to add the next billion, and 12 years to add the next billion. By the year 2000, we expect to have six billion.



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