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2009-06-29 09:31:00

BOSTON, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- SRB Documentaries is pleased to announce the release of "Demographic Bomb: demography is destiny," the long-awaited sequel to 2008's "Demographic Winter: the decline of the human family." Barry McLerran, producer of both documentaries, observed, "Like 'Demographic Winter,' 'The Demographic Bomb' deals with rapidly falling birth rates and their consequences for humanity in the 21st century." Viewers of "Demographic Winter" heard from demographers,...

2009-06-26 09:38:27

Researchers from the University of Valladolid have constructed a demographic and economic simulation model called 'Carrión', which projects the costs of pensions, Social Security contributions and GDP up until 2060.

2008-11-12 21:00:06

Earth will be home to 9.2 billion people by 2050, a report issued Wednesday by the United Nations projects. There are an estimated 6.7 billion people now. The U.N.

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2008-10-28 12:20:00

A Harvard research study suggests that Mexicans would live an average of two months longer if they breathed cleaner air.

2008-08-28 00:00:16

By ARCHIE BLAND The big question Why are we asking this now? Projections released by the European Commission this week suggest that in 50 years time, Britain's population will look very different to how it does today.

2008-08-27 18:00:20

By SARAH STACK IRELAND'S population will soar by 53 per cent in the next 50 years, it was predicted yesterday. Official figures forecast around 6.7 million people will be living here by 2060.

2008-07-15 06:00:44

THE government is being urged to consider further increases in the retirement age to cope with rising life expectancy.

2008-07-06 15:00:14

In reference to David O'Connell's June 16 letter, "Editorial's erroneous Malthusianism": Having read Mr. O'Connell's complaints about a Journal editorial from May 19 titled "Too many people,"' I can state without fear of contradiction that virtually every single statement made by Mr.

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2008-01-24 14:15:39

Changing demographic trends will impact the future of international relations, according to the latest issue of Public Policy & Aging Report (PP&AR). Several hotbed areas in the world that offer the motive and opportunity for political violence are due to stabilize by the year 2030.

2006-06-29 23:30:00

Japan, struggling to deal with a falling birth rate and an aging population, said on Friday its ratio of elderly people to total population was now the world's highest, surpassing that of Italy.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.