1968Robert McNamara gives a speech as President of the World Bank stating: "the rapid growth of population is one of the greatest barriers to economic growth and social well-being of of our member states".
1970President Nixon signed a bill establishing the Commission on Population Growth and the American Future, known as the Rockefeller Commission, for its chairman, John D. Rockefeller 3rd.
1975Implications of Worldwide Population Growth for U.S. Security and Overseas Interests (the Henry Kissinger report) adopted as official US policy by President Gerald Ford.
1980The Global 2000 Report to the President was a 1980 report commissioned by President Jimmy Carter. It warned that world population growth would have dramatic consequences by the year 2000 if no changes in public policy were made.
2010Bill Gates at TED2010 gives a speech about his intentions on using vaccines, among other things, to lower population growth: “First, we've got population. The world today has 6.8 billion people. That's headed up to about nine billion. Now, if we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we could lower that by, perhaps, 10 or 15 percent.”
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