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Documents Surrounding the
International Conference on Population and Development,
Cairo, 5-13 September 1994
- Open Letter to President Clinton: Population Enrichment vs. Population Control
- August 15, 1994 NYT ad addressing U.S. policies for the Conference
- Statement by Archbishop Martino
- Cairo, 7 September 1994
- Speech to Women Affirming Life by Cecelia Royals, who attended the Conference
- Washington, D.C., 24 September 1994
- The Cairo Conference Home Page
- World Population 1950-2050 according to Census Bureau
- Note that the average annual rate of population growth is falling
not only relative to total population, but also in absolute
- Population Research Institute
- Population Reference Bureau
- Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute
- A Catholic NGO addressing population, development and environment
- World Congress of Families II
- Geneva, November 14-17, 1999
- Speeches (many data-rich) in support of the natural family.
Kasun, Jacqueline. The War against Population. Ignatius Press, 1988.
Simon, Julian. The Ultimate Resource. Princeton University Press, 1981.
Our planet is not currently overburdened. Imagine an extreme
hypothetical example: If the world's entire human population were
confined to one area representing just 1% of the earth's land surface,
each family of five could make their dwelling on one-third of an acre;
the population density of that area would be well under that of
Boston, Massachusetts today.
[footnote] 15. Figures on population and land surface area are
from World Almanac 1994 [World land surface area is 57.9
million square miles or 37 billion acres; world population is 5.4
billion (p. 828). Dividing 370 million acres (1% of 37 billion) by
1.08 billion (one-fifth of 5.4 billion) yields .34 acres for five
people, or 14.6 people per acre. Boston's area is 46 square miles or
29,440 acres; population is 574,283 (p. 663); the same calculations
yield 19.5 people per acre]
from ``Open Letter to President Clinton: Population Enrichment vs. Population Control''
© The Augustine Club at Columbia University, 1999
Last update: December 6, 1999