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Mr Rudd – When do we stop?

Media Release
Bob Brown 18 Sep 2009

Australian Greens Leader Bob Brown says Prime Minister Rudd should explain what the end effect of population growth to affect economic prosperity will be.

"No world leader can ignore the planet's population burden. There were 3 billion people when Kevin Rudd was born. There are 6.8 billion now. There will be 9 billion by mid-century. This population boom is not economic wisdom, it is a recipe for planetary exhaustion and great human tragedy."

"We need the wisdom to have economic growth with a steady-state population at most - this is the new common sense," Senator Brown said.

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