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Gore highlights world population fears
The ballooning world population and the dizzying pace of technological change
have helped turn mankind into an environmental "bull in a china shop", says
climate crusader Al Gore.
The former US vice-president said the world population has quadrupled in 100
Though it is now stabilising, it is still increasing in developing countries
with high rates of poverty.
"But it's an important part of the explanation as to why we are suddenly the
bull in the china shop that we never used to be," Mr Gore said in a speech in
"Even more important is the fact that our technology has grown in power at a
dizzying pace, perhaps one million times more powerful as our grandparents had
available to them."
Technology had made a significant impact on "this shell of the environment that
surrounds our planet", he said.
Mr Gore cited the chemical family of ...
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