The 79 million annual increase in global population equates to a huge new city for 1.5 million appearing each week, Science Daily reported John Guillebaud, a reproductive health expert, and Pip Hayes, a doctor, as saying.
They point to a calculation by the Optimum Population Trust, that a birth in the United Kingdom will be responsible 160 times more
greenhouse-gas emissions than a birth in Ethiopia.
The UK does not have a defined population policy.
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