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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 6-billionth baby

“The 1999 Progress of Nations”

Dallas Morning News, Oct. 12, 1999

facts
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

Yeager

2000

side bar
human being No. 6 billion was born in Sarajevo

baby boy's name is Adnan Nevic

side-bar

Yeager

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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

Yeager

2000

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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

Yeager

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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
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

Yeager

2000

afghanistan
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
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

Yeager

2000

kuwait
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

Yeager

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united states
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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2000

austria
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

Yeager

2000

who pays for this population growth
Who pays for this population growth?

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

Yeager

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the 6-billionth baby

“The 1999 Progress of Nations”

Dallas Morning News, Oct. 12, 1999