2012-04-14. Nigeria Tested by Rapid Rise in Population

posted Apr 17, 2012, 7:48 AM by Alan D. GOULD
| by Elisabeth Rosenthal, The New York Times. An article relevant to GSS Population Growth chapter 6. Excerpt: LAGOS, Nigeria — In a quarter-century, at the rate Nigeria is growing, 300 million people — a population about as big as that of the present-day United States — will live in a country roughly the size of Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada. In this commercial hub, where the area’s population has by some estimates nearly doubled over 15 years to 21 million, living standards for many are falling…. Read the full article: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/15/world/africa/in-nigeria-a-preview-of-an-overcrowded-planet.html?ref=science