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Journalist Ken Weiss on Population Growth

The overcrowded slums of Dhaka, Bangladesh, are just the latest stop for Ken Weiss on his journey to explore the causes and consequences of rapid population growth. Ken's work has been focused mostly on the developing world—that’s where 97 percent of population growth will come in the next 40 years. Globally, more than 3 billion people worldwide are under the age of 25; about 1.2 billion of them are adolescents just entering their reproductive years. Weiss has come to see unrestrained population growth not just as an environmental issue but also as a human rights issue.