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Population Explosion Strains World Resources
2012-06-15 08:37:51

DM Crumbliss for redOrbit.com The UK´s Royal Society has announced that population and consumption must be addressed at the Rio+20 environmental summit. They say past failures on these issues threaten the natural world and prospects for future generations. "The overall message is that we need a renewed focus on both population and consumption - it's not enough to look at one or the other," Prof Charles Godray from the Martin School at the University of Oxford, who chaired the...

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2011-02-21 06:10:00

Seven billion: that is the estimated number of people the United Nations predicts will be alive on the planet this year, and climbing to a possible nine billion by 2050, John Bongaarts of the non-profit Population Council said at the annual American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting. A more affluent and growing population will compete for ever scarcer resources and could make for an "unrecognizable" world by 2050, researchers warned. To feed all those mouths, "we will need...

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2009-09-18 15:05:00

Family planning experts claim that contraceptives in developing nations could be a crucial line of defense against the impacts of climate change. Writing in The Lancet medical journal, experts said that about 200 million worldwide would use contraceptives if they had access to them. Additionally, the use of contraceptives in these women could result in a reduction of unintended pregnancies by as much as 76 million each year. "We are certainly not advocating that governments should start...

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2009-07-24 16:00:00

According to Times Online, China is heading towards reversing its "one-child policy," in the city of Shanghai by actively encouraging thousands of couples to have a second baby. Local officials in China's economic capital have urged eligible parents to plan a second child for the first time in decades.  This was prompted because of the city's growing demographic imbalance and fears that the young generation will not be able to support the rapidly aging population. For 30 years, China...

2008-10-02 06:00:17

By Michael Perry The population of Australia is booming, fueled in large part by migration, and the boom may leave policy makers struggling to ensure adequate infrastructure like housing, transport and health care within a few decades. Demographers say Australian cities must radically change their urban plans, in scale and form, promoting high-density housing. Residents must also abandon the culture of urban sprawl to be more like the citizens of Paris and Los Angeles, who live and work...


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