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the 6-billionth baby. “The 1999 Progress of Nations”. Dallas Morning News, Oct. 12, 1999. facts. human population has grown 4 billion in this century projection 6-billionth baby born somewhere on October 12, 1999 (see side bar) the 7-billionth baby will be born in 12 years.

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the 6-billionth baby

“The 1999 Progress of Nations”

Dallas Morning News, Oct. 12, 1999


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  • human population has grown 4 billion in this century

  • projection

    • 6-billionth baby born somewhere on October 12, 1999 (see side bar)

    • the 7-billionth baby will be born in 12 years

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human being No. 6 billion was born in Sarajevo

baby boy's name is Adnan Nevic

side-bar

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the 6-billionth baby …

  • 1 of 3 of today’s people is 15 or younger

  • richest 1/5 has 82 times income of the poorest 1/5

    • and consumes 86% of world’s resources

  • chances are 4 in 10 that the 6-billionth baby will be born to poor parents

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the 6-billionth baby …

  • if part of the world’s richest 1/5 …

  • technological and medical advances may cause this baby to live into the 22nd century

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the 6-billionth baby …

  • if not part of the world’s richest 1/5, consequences may be severe, or even deadly

  • may die before age 5 from:

    • malnutrition

    • diseases

    • AIDS, or

    • warfare

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the 6-billionth baby …

  • if female and born in a developing nation …

    • she may fare worse than her brother

    • she not go to school

    • she may receive less to eat when food is an issue

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Mozambique

  • 26% of children under 5 …

    • will die of AIDS from 2000 to 2005

    • are underweight

  • children are at risk from polio, vitamin A deficiency, and hepatitis B

  • only 50% of primary-school age attend class

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Afghanistan

  • 48% of children under 5 are underweight

  • 50% chance of stunted growth

  • children at risk for vitamin A deficiency

  • only 24% of primary-school-age children attend class

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India

  • 53% children under 5 are underweight

  • 50% chance of stunted growth

  • children with AIDS has tripled

  • children face complications from …

    • measles

    • diarrhea

    • blindness due to vitamin A deficiency

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Kuwait

  • 65% primary-school-age children are in class

  • 60% birth rate decline in recent years

  • virtually no risk of polio or vitamin A deficiency

  • little risk of children losing parents to AIDs

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United States

  • 25% children born into poverty

  • 94% primary-school-age children attend class

  • virtually no risk of polio or vitamin A deficiency

  • 1% children under 5 are underweight

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Austria

  • 100% percent primary-school-age children in class

  • no reported deaths of children under 5 in 1997 (data gathering year)

  • virtually no risk of polio or vitamin A deficiency

  • no children under 5 are underweight

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Who pays for this population growth?

It is today’s children and those born in the future unless technological and medical changes become sufficient.

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the 6-billionth baby

“The 1999 Progress of Nations”

Dallas Morning News, Oct. 12, 1999


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