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Malaysia’s planned new eco-city

Shannon Roberts | 05 November 2012

Malaysia is planning a new green, energy efficient eco-city called “Iskandar Malaysia”.  The country expects the new development, which covers about 2500 square kilometres, to have 3 million residents by 2025.


Dementia to triple worldwide by 2050

Shannon Buckley | 12 April 2012

It makes sense that with an aging baby boomer population the effects of aging will also increase over the coming decades.  So it doesn’t come as too much of a surprise that the World Health Organisation (“WHO”) expects cases of people living with dementia to triple worldwide by 2050.  The WHO report has has brought renewed support for euthanasia from some.


A more elderly workforce for a more elderly society?

Marcus Roberts | 11 April 2011
Our ageing population requires a rethink on our approach to the working elderly.
 

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 editor of Demography is Destiny is Marcus Roberts, a New Zealand lawyer. Send him your comments and suggestions. 


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