Fastest pace ever

Published: Thursday 15 July 1993

-- VIRTUALLY all population growth is centred round the Third World. According to an annual survey by the Washington-based Population Reference Bureau, the number of people in the world is rising at the fastest pace ever. Population figures are expected to touch 5.5 billion by mid-1993 and 8.5 billion by 2025, but only if the growth rate comes down as anticipated.

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