population explosion


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population explosion

n.
The geometric expansion of a biological population, especially the unchecked growth in human population resulting from a decrease in infant mortality and an increase in longevity.

population explosion

n
(Sociology) a rapid increase in the size of a population caused by such factors as a sudden decline in infant mortality or an increase in life expectancy

popula′tion explo`sion


n.
a rapid increase in population attributed esp. to an accelerating birthrate, an increase in life expectancy.

population explosion

The explosive worldwide growth of human population since the industrial revolution.
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population explosion

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Summary: New Delhi [India], Aug 31 (ANI): Extreme hot and dry climate conditions coupled with population explosion is likely to cause water and food scarcity for up to 250 million people residing near the Nile, the world's longest river, according to a study published in Earth's Future, a journal of the American Geophysical Union.
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Population explosion poses an existential threat to the very wellbeing of the country.
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LAHORE -- Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar Wednesday said that the population explosion would have to be controlled to protect the natural resources as the rising population has resulted in creating socio-economic problems.
GOVERNOR of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Godwin Emefiele, yesterday, appeared before the Senate Committee for screening to enable him serve for another five years, saying tough times await Nigerians due to impending population explosion.
"Undoubtedly, if we'd taken steps to prevent that population explosion, biodiversity would be in a less perilous state today."
Speaking in a radio programme, psychologist Dr Humaira Jami said population explosion is a major threat to Pakistan and the issue has been neglected by previous governments.
He said some of the major steps required to curb the adverse consequences of the population explosion would have to be two-pronged: one, control the growth and two, minimize the damage of existing high numbers.
During the hearing of a suo moto case on overpopulation issue, Chief Justice Saqib Nisar resented that the campaigns for controlling population explosion were not being run properly.
A PET shop is giving away stick insects for free after a "population explosion" in its Cardiff store.
While showing concern on 'population explosion' the minister called upon all stakeholders to work in coordinative way for required results.