A review of the "Demographic Bomb"

Released July 2009, the documentary highlights the history and consequences of population control

August 12, 2009 | by Andrea Mrozek , Manager of Research and Communications, Institute of Marriage and Family Canada
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[1] Cayo, D. (2009, August 1). Growing pains. While population growth in Canada and other rich countries may be stalling, people in many other parts of the world are still multiplying like mad. The Star Phoenix, p. E1.

[2] Riley, J.C. (2001). Rising Life Expectancy: A Global History. New York: Cambridge University Press.

[3] Stout, R. and McLerran, B. Demographic Bomb, an Acuity Productions Film. Available for purchase at www.demographicwinter.com

[4] Connelly, M. (2008). Fatal Misconception. Cambridge: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.

[5] Phillip Longman, demographer says in the film that the myths of the Population Bomb were perpetuated by nondemographers and the media. Paul Ehrlich, for example, is a biologist.

[6] Ehrlich, P.R. (1968). The Population Bomb, as quoted in the documentary, Demographic Bomb.

[7] United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA). World Population Prospects: The 2006 Revision. (2007, March 7). Retrieved August 5, 2009 from http://www.un.org/esa/population/publications/wpp2006/FS_ageing.pdf

[8] Connelly, p. 8.