2000 : WHAT IS TODAY'S MOST IMPORTANT UNREPORTED STORY?

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Futurist, Business Strategist; Senior Vice President for Global Government Relations and Strategic Planning, Salesforce.com; Author, Inevitable Surprises
The Dramatic Fall in the Rate of Growth in Global Population

My candidate for most important unreported story is the dramatic fall in the rate of growth in global population. Instead of hitting 20, 20 or even 50 billion as was feared only a few years ago, with all the associated horror, it is likely to reach between ten and eleven billion by mid century. The implications for the carrying capacity of the planet are profound.