Food keeping pace with population
| 06 March 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |
Is Japan’s Population Decline Worse than Previously Thought?
| 27 February 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |
Some dodgy population statistics from Japan.
| 27 August 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
A geeky post - the type that we all love!
Baby seven billion
| 07 November 2011 | SHEILA REPORTS |
In a way, I wish we knew exactly who this child was when he or she was born into the world. On the other hand, given certain aggressive measures to ‘control’ population, perhaps we’d best not have an identity.
Why America might pull through the demographic collapse
| 31 October 2011 | FEATURES |
it is mainly religious people who raise children, and more women in America are religious.
Why Islam is in as much trouble as the West
| 24 October 2011 | FEATURES |
Many countries in the Muslim world, including Iran, are also in demographic freefall.
How to Feed 7 (Plus) Billion People
| 19 October 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
A report published in Nature magazine suggest four strategies to improve food production and availability.
7 Milestones (One for every billion)
| 12 October 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
A few historical milestones as the Earth adds another billion.
Seven Billion People
| 05 October 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
Another look at the magical seven billion people figure.
The Anglican Church Wants A Halt in Population Incentives
| 28 April 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
There seems to be a federal inquiry in Australia at the moment into the optimum population that the Lucky Country should be aiming for.
Growing old in Asia
| 06 April 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
It seems that the issue of population ageing and decline is getting more and more media coverage.
7 billion people and what lies ahead
| 18 March 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
Here is a brief video with excellent graphics from The Economist about the arrival of the world’s 7 billionth person. I don’t share its rather woolly optimism about the future, but in 2 minutes and 21 seconds you can’t communicate everything.
How many people have ever lived?
| 25 November 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |
How many people have ever lived upon earth? There is an urban legend
from the 1970s that 75% of the world’s total population from the Year 0
to now is alive today. This, it turns out, is nonsense. Demographer
Carl Haub, of the Population Reference Bureau, demolished this factoid
a few years ago. His argument is one of the best-read articles on the
PRB site, which republished it recently.
Europeans too selfish to have children, says Chief Rabbi
| 11 November 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |
It’s not very often that you find an eminent public figure who combines
shrewd political observation with philosophical depth. But the other
evening Britain’s chief rabbi, Sir Jonathan Sacks, who entered the
House of Lords last week as Lord Sacks of Aldgate, proved that he is
such a person. In a speech at Demos, a theological thinktank in London,
he examined the deep cultural reasons behind the decline in the British
birthrate. The last paragraph is the best.
Abortion in Italy declines while fertility inches up
Is Italy breaking out of a demographic nose-dive?
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