The growing Church in Africa
Pope Francis is about to visit an increasingly Catholic continent.
Chinese advice on how to control population growth
We can assume it won't be good for either mothers or babies.
New United Nations population predictions alarm the West
But are they to be trusted?
Will we all be African one day soon?
By the end of this century 40% of all humans will be African - a radical demographic change.
Global hunger - gone in our lifetime?
The head of the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation thinks it is possible.
The “biggest best story in development”
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
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.