Population Growth

A green home - without the grief

Joanna Roughton | 29 January 2016
The case for home batteries.

Water, water, everywhere

Marcus Roberts | 19 October 2015
And hopefully for everyone, even as our population grows

Global poverty falls

Marcus Roberts | 07 October 2015
And yet the global population continues to rise...

Germany: population growth by immigration

Marcus Roberts | 02 October 2015
But can immigration adequately compensate for a below-replacement birthrate?

Demographic greenshoots in Detroit?

Marcus Roberts | 23 September 2015
Perhaps, but the outlook is still bleak.

Population growth in California?

Marcus Roberts | 21 August 2015
Politicians would say yes! The facts suggest no.

What is the best environmental response to an expanding global population?

Marcus Roberts | 05 August 2015
To take the beam out of your own eye.

Surprise slowdown in Australian births

Shannon Roberts | 29 June 2015
Will the family home remain a good investment as well?

Is Nigeria really as populous as we think?

Marcus Roberts | 25 June 2015
The Economist casts doubt on Nigeria's current population figures.

Egypt worries about its population growth

Marcus Roberts | 11 June 2015
Even though its fertility rate has halved in the last 30 years.

Rug up for the demographic winter

Don Feder | 04 June 2015
The greatest crisis of the 21st century is not going to be global warming.

London’s population milestone

Marcus Roberts | 08 January 2015
2015 will see London overtake its 1939 population peak.

What does the rest of the century hold?

Marcus Roberts | 06 January 2015
Will our global population continue to grow until 2100?

EU report points to a new European order

Marcus Roberts | 26 December 2014
Will Britain and Germany change places by 2060?

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?

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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 humans 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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