Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - U.N. projects historic city populations by 2007 - Mar 24, 2004: "'The number one issue that is of concern to the developing world is mortality and for some countries also rapid population growth,' U.N. Population Division director Joseph Chamie said at a news briefing."

So, what you're saying is... a lot of people are being born, and that counteracts the high mortality rates? Sounds a bit like what I learned about in seventh grade, referring to rural America pre-Industrialization. What convinced people that developping countries can skip the developping stage that every other country has gone through? I admit, it's sad that so many people are dying, but it happens as a part of progress.

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