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population explosion

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noun

  1. 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

Example Sentences Including 'population explosion'

A population explosion of Germany's species-protected wild pigs has driven the animals into developed areas.
Globe and Mail (2003)
And you also know all about the African population explosion !
Davis, John Gordon Seize the Reckless Wind
But it seems the bad old days of the population explosion could soon be behind us.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
CEDAR College is helping cater for the population explosion at Northgate as more families seek out suburbs with a sense of community.
The Advertiser, Sunday Mail (2004)
It's not over yet Recent claims by analysts that the global population explosion is over are premature, says the UN Population Fund.
New Scientist (1998)
The population explosion there today will have nothing to do with eloping couples.
Times, Sunday Times (2005)
There had recently been a population explosion among the local wild cats, and the parrots needed extra caution.
Tony Juniper SPIX'S MACAW: The Race to Save the World's Rarest Bird (2002)
{ population explosion } On a global scale, the dramatic increase in population during the 20th century.
Jilbert, John Geography Basic Facts

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