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With its 7 billionth person stunt, the U.N. boosts the overpopulation hysteria.

Nov 14, 2011, Vol. 17, No. 09 • By JONATHAN V. LAST
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Now, who knows, maybe this assumption—however improbable—will prove correct. But it seems more likely that, like most of the population projections of the last 40 years, it will overshoot the mark. Not that the overpopulation hysterics will notice. The 8 billionth birth is just around the symbolic corner.

Jonathan V. Last is a senior writer at The Weekly Standard.

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