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This article in the science journal Nature considers where to put the next billion people likely to share the planet by the year 2030. www.nature.com/news/where-to-put-the-next-billion-people-1.20669 "To see which areas of the world have physical conditions that could theoretically accommodate an extra billion people sustainably, we ... ruled out regions with extreme or high water stress; other arid areas; tundra and ice; centres with species unique to a region; and regions with population densities that exceed 100 people per square kilometre, namely much of Europe, the Middle East, India and China and the western United States." The map below shows areas suitable for further development.
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