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Stabilizing Population - By the year 2050, world population is expected to double, with most of the increase in the developing world.
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By the year 2050, world population is expected to double, with most of the increase in the developing world. This growing population would require more resources, including energy. To create a sustainable global society, we must both conserve our resources and stabilize population size.
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In Colombia, the population growth rate has dropped from 3.4 to 1.8 percent. Two in every three couples now plan their families with guidance from PROFAMILIA, which operates clinics and community centers. Denmark and Germany have population growth rates near zero, a result of higher standards of living and easy access to contraception. India, family size in the state of Kerala has declined dramatically. The reduction was achieved by grassroots movements active in health care and education and by government family planning programs. Cuba has attained one of the lowest rates of population growth in the developing world by providing free health care, staple foods and access to contraceptives. As a result of government family planning and nutrition programs, family size in Sri Lanka is much smaller than it was 30 years ago. In Thailand, women average half as many children as they did 30
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