The Population Bomb

Palo Alto, CA

1968_The Population BombStanford biologist Paul Ehrlich publishes The Population Bomb. Ehrlich argues that environmental problems are caused by overpopulation, thus bringing family planning, contraception, and abortion to the forefront of domestic and international politics.

World Population : 170,060,000

Key:   1,000,000 People    1,000,000 People (Annotated)    Milestone

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