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World Population Growth

Soft Landing or Crash and Burn? The Choice Is Ours

Dave Pruett | Posted 08.24.2014 | Home
Dave Pruett

The industrialized world, as we know it, owes its existence to fossil fuels. But it's a Faustian bargain. We're addicted, and there's hell to pay.


Fred Pearce | Posted 09.23.2013 | Home
Fred Pearce

We are in the middle of a demographic earthquake that is reshaping our world. In the past century the human population has increased fourfold. That has caused huge environmental damage, and now global warming.

World Population May Actually Start Declining, Not Exploding | Posted 03.11.2013 | Home

The world's seemingly relentless march toward overpopulation achieved a notable milestone in 2012: Somewhere on the planet, according to U.S. Census B...

How to Make Population Growth Reverse Itself

Carl Safina | Posted 07.11.2012 | Home
Carl Safina

If our values change, we might use science and technology to save us. If our failed values persist, science and technology will only press our accelerator.

UN Says World Lacks Enough Food, Fuel As Population Soars

Reuters | Posted 03.31.2012 | Home

* World not seen coping with demands of rising population * "New political economy" needed By Nina Chestney ...

Another Look at the Seven Billion

Mary Anne Mercer | Posted 01.16.2012 | Home
Mary Anne Mercer

There are still millions of women like Vishnu Maya all over the world. If those women had genuine options in their childbearing and in their lives, we would not be facing the seven billionth birth this month.

Seven Billion and Counting

Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin | Posted 01.02.2012 | Home
Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin

We have grown from six to seven billion in little more than a dozen years. So it is easy to see why there are worries about what population growth means for our future, our quality of life and the health of our planet.

A Letter to #7,000,000,000

M. Sanjayan | Posted 12.31.2011 | Home
M. Sanjayan

Planet Earth is the only home we have ever known, and it's likely to remain that way for a very, very long time. It's an inaccessible universe and we, your ancestors, have poked some big holes in this shared life raft. It's deflating fast!

Will Halloween 2050 Be Trick or Treat for the World's 9 Billionth Child?

Dorian de Wind | Posted 12.30.2011 | Home
Dorian de Wind

If Halloween by itself wasn't frightening enough, this Oct. 31 has been set by U.N. demographers as the official day when the 7 billionth person will ...

Numbers Matter, But People Count

Suzanne Ehlers | Posted 12.27.2011 | Home
Suzanne Ehlers

Time and time again, in country after country, history has shown that if you give women the tools to have control over their lives, the numbers will follow. They solve the "population problem" on their own.

Occupying the Human Tribe: All 7 Billion

Dr. Judith Rich | Posted 12.26.2011 | Home
Dr. Judith Rich

According to a recent United Nations report, sometime on Monday, Oct. 31, 2011, the world population will reach the seven billion mark. That is one enormous tribe!

Global Population To Hit New High By October

Posted 07.03.2011 | Home

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The world's population is projected to pass 7 billion on October 31 as it heads toward 10 billion or more by the end of the...

World Population To Hit 7 Billion In 2011 (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

7 billion human beings. That's how many people in the world there will likely be sometime in the next 12 months. To many, it seems like the figure ...