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Consequences Vol. 2, No. 2, 1996








Contents of Volume 2,
Number 2, 1996


by John A. Eddy

Editor's summary of articles

by John A. Eddy

Ending Hunger: Current Status and Future Prospects

by Robert W. Kates

Starvation, undernutrition, and nutrient-depleting sickness are part of everyday life for at least one in every six people who dwell on the planet, and about one of every three children. Severe hunger, defined in this way, has always stalked mankind, but it could today be eliminated, had we the collective will to do it. [see also: summary]

Impacts of Introduced Species in the United States

by Daniel Simberloff

Many of the non-native animals, plants, and pathogens that are brought into the country each day are quite harmless, but about one in seven can cause long-lasting problems that cost us billions of dollars each year. It is far easier to keep questionable species out than to erase or control them, once they are in. [see also: summary]

Population Policy: Consensus and Challenges

by Lori S. Ashford and Jeanne A. Noble

The conference in Cairo, two years ago, marked a turning point in how nations view the challenge of containing global population growth. Out of Egypt came a harder look at the social roots of the problem, and the hope of broadening the focus from simple birth control to concerns regarding the health and human rights of those who bear children. [see also: summary]

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