Africa


Will we all be African one day soon?

Shannon Roberts | 21 August 2014
By the end of this century 40% of all humans will be African - a radical demographic change.

Global hunger - gone in our lifetime?

Marcus Roberts | 26 November 2013
The head of the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation thinks it is possible.

The “biggest best story in development”

Shannon Buckley | 27 May 2012
This month The Economist reports that Africa is currently experiencing significant falls in child mortality rates across the continent. Fantastic demographic news. In fact Michael Clemens of the Centre for Global Development names it “the biggest, best story in development”.

Africa passes billion mark

Michael Cook | 23 November 2009
A few interesting figures from the United Nations Population Fund report stand out.
 

Welcome to Demography Is Destiny. We launched this to counter two media memes: that humans are a cancer which is destroying our planet and that world population is spiralling to unsustainable levels. The real story is that intelligent and inventive human will rise to the challenge of climate change and that our real problem is the coming demographic winter. The editors of Demography is Destiny are Marcus and Shannon Roberts, who live in Auckland, New Zealand. Send them your comments and suggestions. 


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