Global Deforestation

garciao at mof.govt.nz garciao at mof.govt.nz
Sun Mar 29 05:44:13 EST 1992


In article <9203272011.AA19663 at genbank.bio.net>, skg3e at FARADAY.CLAS.VIRGINIA.EDU ("'Shawn K. Giese'") writes:
> 
> Right now I see world population
> trends as a major problem.  Most of the countries with rain forests have large
> populations, but no policy population control.  This is particularly evident
> with Gabon and its pop. of-1,172,000 and a 3.3% growth rate (doubling their
> population in the next 21 years) or Brazil with pop.-150,368,000 and a 1.87
> growth rate (much less but still doubling their population in 37 years).

Did you realized that the average American consumes 50 or 100 times more
of the earth resources than somebody from those countries? (Compare GNP
per person).



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