CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 19, 1990
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(Studio: Dan Rather) EPA's annual report on toxic pollution noted.
(Washington: Deborah Potter) Population time bomb and its victim, the global environment, featured; scenes shown of worldwide poverty. [UN Population Fund Nafis SADIK - comments.] [Worldwatch Institution Lester BROWN - cites acreage lost by world's farmers.] Losses of arable land noted leading to population increases in cities; scenes shown from Mexico City, Mexico, the world's biggest and most polluted city. [Family planning association's Guadalupe de la VEGA - says equilibrium between population and resources is needed.] [BROWN - talks about family planning.] Need for voluntary family planning to stabilize world population explained; consequences cited. [Population Crisis Committee Joseph SPEIDEL - describes a less-productive world.]