Vol. 2 No. 1 (2017)

How many people can the Earth support?

Joel Cohen
The Rockefeller University; Columbia University
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Published 2017-10-01

How to Cite

Cohen, Joel. 2017. “How Many People Can the Earth Support?”. The Journal of Population and Sustainability 2 (1):37–42. https://doi.org/10.3197/jps.2017.2.1.37.


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