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    Opinions regarding the importance of human population growth

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    If you were a federal (US) government secretary or a delegate to the United Nations in charge of doing something about global population increases, what would you recommend?

    Take a clear stance, supported by evidence that either confirms or questions the importance or urgency of this global issue. Using this evidence clearly define the background of the issue and your positions. Are there impacts if action is not taken? What policies would you implement? Why? Are there impacts if action is not taken? Explain.

    Please provide references in APA format.

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    Here are some ideas to get you started. You will find that one good reference will lead you to many more, as you look at the references within the reference.

    Possible reference:
    Extract from Population growth and earth's human carrying capacity
    by JE Cohen appearing in Science Vol 269, Issue 5222, 341-346
    "Earth's capacity to support people is determined both by natural constraints and by human choices concerning economics, environment, culture (including values and politics), and demography. Human carrying capacity is therefore dynamic and uncertain. Human choice is not captured by ecological notions of carrying capacity that are appropriate for nonhuman populations. Simple mathematical models of the relation between human population growth and human carrying capacity ...

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    Opinions regarding the importance of human population growth on the environment. References to support those opinions.