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Food keeping pace with population

Shannon Roberts | 06 March 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: food production, population

Is Japan’s Population Decline Worse than Previously Thought?

Marcus Roberts | 27 February 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Japan, population, statistics
Some dodgy population statistics from Japan.

American Pi

Marcus Roberts | 27 August 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: pi, population, USA
A geeky post - the type that we all love!

Baby seven billion

Sheila Liaugminas | 07 November 2011 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: population, Vatican press director, baby welcome, Fr. Federico Lombardi
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

Denyse O'Leary | 31 October 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: demography, population, USA
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 |  
tags: demography, Islam, population
Many countries in the Muslim world, including Iran, are also in demographic freefall.

How to Feed 7 (Plus) Billion People

Marcus Roberts | 19 October 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: food production, Nature magazine, population
A report published in Nature magazine suggest four strategies to improve food production and availability.

7 Milestones (One for every billion)

Marcus Roberts | 12 October 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: 7 billion people, population
A few historical milestones as the Earth adds another billion.

Seven Billion People

Marcus Roberts | 05 October 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: population, population projections, United Nations
Another look at the magical seven billion people figure.

The Anglican Church Wants A Halt in Population Incentives

Marcus Roberts | 28 April 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Anglican Church, Australia, Baby Bonus, population
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

Marcus Roberts | 06 April 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Ageing, Asia, population
It seems that the issue of population ageing and decline is getting more and more media coverage.

7 billion people and what lies ahead

Michael Cook | 18 March 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: population, videos
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?

Michael Cook | 25 November 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: history, population
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

Michael Cook | 11 November 2009 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: children, Jonathan Sacks, population
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

Vincenzina Santoro | 15 October 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: abortion, demography, Italy, population
Is Italy breaking out of a demographic nose-dive?

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