Ecoscience: China's Population Crisis

With a projected 1.2 billion mouths to feed by 2000, China's leaders are trying to address the country's population crisis.

population crisis - simple maps comparing China and U.S. land area
China and and U.S. are equal in terms of total land area. However, China has to support four times as many people, a population crisis the country's government is struggling to contain.
Illustration by MOTHER EARTH NEWS Staff