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the rapid increase in numbers of a particular species, especially in the world's human population since the end of World War II, attributed to an accelerating birthrate, a decrease in infant mortality, and an increase in life expectancy.
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It also no doubt helped facilitate the
of the past century.
The result has been a consumer credit explosion that makes the
seem small by comparison.
We are no more distressed at their proliferation than an owl is at a
among field mice.
Butler says the study uncovered several possible factors behind the
The sudden presence of abundant food should cause a
, and it has.
We are not part of the long term
Finally the primary cause of all our problems is the current
It was the underlying cause of the hedge-fund
More dramatic inevitabilities are the explosions, the scientific explosion, and the
Farming brought a
, protein and vitamin deficiency, new diseases and deforestation.
British Dictionary definitions for
a rapid increase in the size of a population caused by such factors as a sudden decline in infant mortality or an increase in life expectancy
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