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July 24, 2015

Even in India, Population = The Forgotten Problem

July 24, 2015 — Population: The forgotten problem See original/source content: http://www.asianage.com/columnists/population-forgotten-problem-208 In all the recent activity that we have witnessed on the economic front, representing a continuous attempt to free the economy from the clutches of red-tape, statism and rampant bureaucracy, there is one factor which finds no...

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July 23, 2015

Rapid Population Growth Could Destabilize These Countries In The Next 30 Years

July 23, 2015 — A Population Explosion Could Destabilize These Countries In The Next 30 Years Forty nations-many of the world’s poorest-may double or even triple their numbers over the coming decades. The best answer? Contraception education. See: http://www.fastcoexist.com/3048768/a-population-explosion-could-destabilize-these-countries-in-the-next-30-years There’s a stark demographic divide in the world. On one...

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July 22, 2015

50 Years of Family Planning at USAID: Successes, Political Challenges, and Future Directions

July 22, 2015 — 50 Years of Family Planning at USAID: Successes, Political Challenges, and Future Directions See original/source content: http://www.newsecuritybeat.org/2015/07/50-years-family-planning-usaid-successes-political-challenges-future-directions/ Since President Lyndon B. Johnson created the USAID population program in 1965, it has evolved in tandem with the global discourse on population and demography. “The agency’s family...

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July 21, 2015

The #CrowdedPlanet Campaign

July 21, 2015 — The #CrowdedPlanet Campaign See original/ source content: http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/programs/population_and_sustainability/crowded_planet/index.html More than 7.2 billion people live on the planet today. As that number grows, at a rate of 227,000 people every day, animals from bees to black bears are feeling the crunch. Everywhere we live –...

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July 20, 2015

When the End of Human Civilization Is Your Day Job

July 20, 2015 — When the End of Human Civilization Is Your Day Job Among many climate scientists, gloom has set in. Things are worse than we think, but they can’t really talk about it. See original/source content: http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/a36228/ballad-of-the-sad-climatologists-0815/ The incident was small, but Jason Box doesn’t want to...

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July 17, 2015

Population Aware Conservationists Ask: Could the Pill Save the Polar Bear?

July 17, 2015 — Could the Pill save the polar bear? See original/source content: https://theconversation.com/could-the-pill-save-the-polar-bear-44401 Conservationists tend to spend their time worrying about protecting forests, catching poachers or keeping carbon out of the atmosphere. But all these things (and more) are driven by humans. Given that it’s easier and cheaper...

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July 16, 2015

Yet Another Planetary Five Alarm Fire Bell

July 16, 2015 — Continued destruction of Earth’s plant life places humans in jeopardy See original/source content: SCIENCE DAILY Unless humans slow the destruction of Earth’s declining supply of plant life, civilization like it is now may become completely unsustainable, according to a paper published recently by University...

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July 15, 2015

In Zimbabwe, Mudede steps up bizarre campaign

July 15, 2015 — Mudede steps up bizarre campaign See original/source content: https://www.newsday.co.zw/2015/07/08/mudede-steps-up-bizarre-campaign-2/ Registrar-General (RG) Tobaiwa Mudede has warned women against using modern birth control methods, claiming they caused the birth of children with several deformities, large heads, as well obesity in women. Mudede instead says women should stick...

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July 14, 2015

Humanity has become a planetary arsonist

July 14, 2015 — Burning down the house See original/source content: http://www.resilience.org/stories/2015-07-11/burning-down-the-house Picture the street where you live. Now imagine that a building in your neighborhood bursts into flame and burns to the ground. Day after day, the calamity is repeated.   With safety and livelihoods at risk, people...

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July 13, 2015

84% of World Population Lives at or Below U.S. Poverty Line

July 13, 2015 — Pew: 84% of world population lives at or below U.S. poverty line  See original/source content: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/pew-84-of-world-lives-at-or-below-u.s.-poverty-line/article/2567908 Eighty-four percent of the world’s population had less than $20 to spend daily in 2011, an amount that puts them at or below the U.S. poverty line, reports a...

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