Population Growth


Theoretical Population Ethics

Marcus Roberts | 06 November 2014
Which populations are worth more? Should we take into account merely possible future persons?

World population predictions: are we ignoring education?

Marcus Roberts | 31 October 2014
We are, according to a newly published book from the IIASA.

Not even WWIII can save us now

Marcus Roberts | 29 October 2014
Apparently it won't make a dent in our population trajectory. Bother.

Is there a Russian demographic revival?

Marcus Roberts | 03 October 2014
Two demographers fundamentally disagree...and they aren't holding back

Chinese advice on how to control population growth

Marcus Roberts | 26 September 2014
We can assume it won't be good for either mothers or babies.

Russian emigration soars

Marcus Roberts | 26 July 2014
Is the Russian middle-class abandoning ship?

Big News! Our #2 is on the way!

Marcus Roberts | 08 July 2014
And some information on your life expectancy!

Russia: Growing and More Assertive

Marcus Roberts | 14 April 2014
Russia's bleak demographic collapse has reversed over the last five years or so.

New Zealand needs more people!

Marcus Roberts | 06 December 2013
People are starting to wonder about the implications of New Zealand's slow population growth.

Typhoon destruction due to too many Filipinos

Marcus Roberts | 29 November 2013
That is, according to Population Matters.

5 population stories you don’t usually hear…

Marcus Roberts | 16 November 2013
Some myth-correctives for your weekend

Hong Kong: not for families

Marcus Roberts | 05 November 2013
Is Hong Kong an irreparably hard place to have children?

Population growth: doom or necessity?

Marcus Roberts | 21 October 2013
The New Yorker reviews the arguments.

Increasing urbanisation in New Zealand

Shannon Roberts | 17 October 2013
There are concerns that many of New Zealand's provinces are neither retaining, nor attracting, people.

In the year 2100…

Marcus Roberts | 30 September 2013
What are the current population predictions for 87 years from now?

Ten billion people = we’re all doomed!

Marcus Roberts | 03 July 2013
The Guardian's frontpage is full of our doom - population inspired doom.

Urban Living and Population Growth

Marcus Roberts | 16 April 2013
Is urban living affecting how we view population growth?

Population will stabilise by 2050 According to Physics

Marcus Roberts | 10 April 2013
Researchers in Madrid are predicting that the planet's population will stop growing by 2050.

The EU - 20 years of Ageing and Growing

Marcus Roberts | 27 March 2013
The EU has released a summary of demographic changes to its member states between 1990 and 2012. The results are not overly surprising.

Humanity is a “plague”: Attenborough

Marcus Roberts | 23 January 2013
Sir David Attenborough has labelled humanity a "plague". Charming.

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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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