Global population study launched by Royal Society
"So it seems a good moment for the Royal Society to launch a study that looks objectively at the scientific basis for changes in population, for the different regional and cultural factors that may affect that, and at the effects that population changes will have on our future in term of sustainable development."
- Nobel laureate Sir John Sulston of Human Genome Project
The UK's Royal Society is launching a major study into human population growth and how it may affect social and economic development in coming decades.
The Royal Society's study is launched on World Population Day, and is expected to conclude in early 2012.