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Environmental Education by Suresh Pachauri

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Human Population and the Environment

After reading this chapter, you will be conversant with:

  • Population growth, variation among nations
  • Population explosion
  • Family welfare programmes
  • Environment and its effect on human health
  • Human rights
  • Value education
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Women and child welfare
  • Role of information technology in environment and human health
  • Case Studies
POPULATION GROWTH, VARIATION AMONG NATIONS

Earlier to 1920, no collective and reliable efforts were made to make an estimate of the world population. It was in 1920 that the United Nations prepared estimates for the population of major regions of the world. Walter F. Wilcox and A. M. Carr Sounders provided some reliable region-wise estimates of world population for the period 1650-1900. ...

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