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    THE 11TH PACIFIC SCIENCE CONGRESS IN TOKYO, JAPAN, WAS WARNED YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) THAT BY THE YEAR 2,000 THE WORLD'S POPULATION WILL HAVE REACHED ALMOST 8,000,000,000 IF PRESENT BIRTHDATE TRENDS CONTINUED.

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    THE DELEGATES SEATED IN CONFERENCE IN THE NIPPON BUDOKAN HALL, TOKYO.




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    Background: THE 11TH PACIFIC SCIENCE CONGRESS IN TOKYO, JAPAN, WAS WARNED YESTERDAY (TUESDAY) THAT BY THE YEAR 2,000 THE WORLD'S POPULATION WILL HAVE REACHED ALMOST 8,000,000,000 IF PRESENT BIRTHDATE TRENDS CONTINUED. THE CONGRESS, WHICH OPENED ON MONDAY, IS BEING ATTENDED BY SOME 6,000 DELEGATES FROM 60 COUNTRIES.

    THE CONGRESS IS THE SECOND OF ITS KIND TO BE HELD IN JAPAN. SOME 2,000 SCIENTIFIC PAPERS WILL PBE READ AT VARIOUS SYMPOSIUMS DURING THE CONGRESS ON SUCH SUBJECTS AS METEOROLOGY, OCEANOGRAPHY, BIOLOGY, FISHERIES AGRICULTURE, SOCIAL SCIENCE AND GEOGRAPHY. MANY NOTED WORLD SCIENTISTS AND A NUMBER OF UNITED NATIONS ORGANISATIONS ARE TAKING PART DURING THE THREE-WEEK CONGRESS.

    THE WARNING ABOUT THE WORLD'S "POPULATION EXPLOSION" WAS GIVEN YESTERDAY BY IRENE B. TAEUBNER-OF-THE UNITED STATES. SHE TOLD A SYMPOSIUM STUDYING POPULATION PROBLEMS IN THE PACIFIC AREA THAT, IN SPITE OF SCIENTIFIC ADVANCES, LOWER BIRTH RATES COULD NOT BE ACHIEVED SWIFTLY. OTHER DELEGATES GAVE SOMBRE ACCOUNTS OF THE PRESSURE OF THE WORLD'S RISING POPULATION ON ITS RESOURCES, BUT WERE CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC THAT THE PROBLEM COULD BE CONTROLLED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2S7OVHYJUWF4SG6DZSBAWTRIP
    Media URN:
    VLVA2S7OVHYJUWF4SG6DZSBAWTRIP
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/08/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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