PNG pop. rise worse than climate change
October 2nd 2012
Australia’s peak scientific body says Papua New Guinea’s growing population is more of an immediate threat to the region’s sustainability than climate change.
The last census in 2011 found that PNG had just had seven-million people. That is one-point-eight-million more than in 2000.
James Butler, is the leader of CSIRO’s environment and development team, and is on of the author’s of a report on climate change and human population in PNG.
He told Iskhandar Razak, Governing bodies need to start addressing population growth in the country, but that each region needs a tailor made plan.
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