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UAE urban population will grow to 7.9m by 2020, says United Nations - The National

UAE urban population will grow to 7.9m by 2020, says United Nations - The National | Going global | Scoop.it
UAE urban population will grow to 7.9m by 2020, says United Nations The National The UAE's urban population will grow to 7.9 million by 2020, an average annual growth of 2.3 per cent from 2010-20, according to the World Urbanization Prospects...
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No population bomb | Knowledge Problem

No population bomb | Knowledge Problem | Going global | Scoop.it
From the op-ed pages of the New York Times, Erle C. Ellis explains, "Overpopulation Is Not the Problem": MANY scientists believe that by transforming the earth's natural landscapes, we are undermining the very life support ...
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Istanbul's population rises by over 1 million in four years - Hurriyet Daily News

Istanbul's population rises by over 1 million in four years - Hurriyet Daily News | Going global | Scoop.it
Istanbul's population rises by over 1 million in four years Hurriyet Daily News Istanbul's population has jumped by over 1 million in the past four years, to a level surpassing the overall population of 64 provinces in the country, according to...
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The Problems with a Growing Population - OilPrice.com

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The Problems with a Growing Population
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Albert Bartlett might have been another obscure physics professor had he not put together a now famous lecture entitled "Arithmetic, Population and Energy" in 1969.
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Neoliberalism Plays Key Role in Economically Forced Mexican Migration to US - Truth-Out

Neoliberalism Plays Key Role in Economically Forced Mexican Migration to US - Truth-Out | Going global | Scoop.it
Neoliberalism Plays Key Role in Economically Forced Mexican Migration to US
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The Right to Stay Home.
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Off the Charts: World Population Could Peak by 2055 - New York Times

Off the Charts: World Population Could Peak by 2055 - New York Times | Going global | Scoop.it
Off the Charts: World Population Could Peak by 2055 New York Times The United Nations population division this summer released its 2012 population forecasts, predicting that there are likely to be 10.9 billion people in the world by 2100, up from...
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Eye-popping predictions on world population - News & Observer

Eye-popping predictions on world population - News & Observer | Going global | Scoop.it
News & Observer Eye-popping predictions on world population News & Observer The news on the population front sounds bad: Birth rates are not dropping as fast as expected, and we are likely to end up with an even bigger world population by the end...
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What Recovery? Americans on Food Stamps Outnumber Population ...

What Recovery? Americans on Food Stamps Outnumber Population ... | Going global | Scoop.it
As of March of this year, 47.7 million Americans are now on some form of food stamps; there are more individuals on food stamps in the U.S. economy than the entire population of Spain—46.17 million. But what about the ...
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Migrants push birth rate to record high - Express.co.uk

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This means that net migration at 155,500 in the year to mid-2012 is lower than that seen in recent years.
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Border control leaves undocumented migrants displaced, says Stanford historian - Stanford Report

Border control leaves undocumented migrants displaced, says Stanford historian - Stanford Report | Going global | Scoop.it
Border control leaves undocumented migrants displaced, says Stanford historian Stanford Report As part of her study of transnational Mexican migration, Stanford historian Ana Minian conducted more than 200 oral history interviews, including some...
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Stanford: Border Control Leaves Undocumented Migrants Displaced - Patch.com

Stanford: Border Control Leaves Undocumented Migrants Displaced Patch.com Minian's research is the first in-depth history of transnational Mexican migration from 1965 to 1986, an era of transition that saw booming circular migration between the...
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Africa's population challenge - CNN (blog)

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Africa's population challenge
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It's rare enough for a U.S. president to visit Africa. This week, two of them are there – President Obama, of course, but also his predecessor, George W.
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Alliance for Affordable Internet | Making the Internet Affordable for the Next Two Billion.

Only 25% of the population in developing countries are online http://t.co/FrvmcHIq5O making the internet affordable for the next 2 billion
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Global billionaire population tops 2,000 - CNBC.com

Global billionaire population tops 2,000 - CNBC.com | Going global | Scoop.it
Being a billionaire isn't so special anymore. A new study finds that the number of billionaires has surged past 2000.
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Sir David Attenborough: If we do not control population, the natural world will - Telegraph.co.uk

Sir David Attenborough: If we do not control population, the natural world will - Telegraph.co.uk | Going global | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.uk Sir David Attenborough: If we do not control population, the natural world will Telegraph.co.uk Sir David, who is soon to present a programme on human beings, said population control was a “huge area of concern”, adding the world...
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A View From The Cave: Migration, Disease and Development

A View From The Cave: Migration, Disease and Development | Going global | Scoop.it
Yet the issue of health—access to education, services, treatment, and a quality of life that can prevent migrants from getting sick with a transmittable illness—remains largely absent from regional and international agreements ...
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Globalisation by MOOC | Merlinnz Blog

To learn more about globalisation, I've enrolled in a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) Edx course from the University of Texas at Austin. It is somewhat ironic that the topic is being delivered via a MOOC, the latter itself ...
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MOOCs are a good way to find out more about a specific subject that interests you.

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More on Population Growth and Planetary Prospects - New York Times (blog)

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More on Population Growth and Planetary Prospects
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The first is from a trio of seasoned sustainability scholars, all of whom have been longtime contacts of mine: Joel E.
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Ten Billion – review

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A vivid lecture on a species with its head in the sand, says Michael Billington
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Rights or riots? How we think about climate change migration ...

Rights or riots? How we think about climate change migration ... | Going global | Scoop.it
The most recent Defence White Paper, released in May this year, identifies migration in relation to climate change, particularly in the South Pacific, as one such security issue. According to the Paper, it will require increased ...
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UN: World population to hit 8 billion in 2025 - The Japan News

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UN: World population to hit 8 billion in 2025 The Japan News The Associated Press UNITED NATIONS (AP)--The United Nations forecast Thursday that the world's population will increase from 7.2 billion today to 8.1 billion in 2025, with most growth in...
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457s and temporary migration: the bigger picture | Inside Story

457s and temporary migration: the bigger picture | Inside Story | Going global | Scoop.it
What does it mean, for example, if a segment of Australia's population – made up of temporary migrants – has only a tenuous sense of belonging, limited access to important parts of the welfare system and a sense that they ...
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Foreign students feel 'unwelcome' over migration policy - University World News

Foreign students feel 'unwelcome' over migration policy - University World News | Going global | Scoop.it
Foreign students feel 'unwelcome' over migration policy University World News The poll, conducted by Youth Sight for Regent's University London, also revealed more than half say they feel unwelcome in the country due to the government's migration...
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Climate change poses grave threat to security, says UK envoy - The Guardian

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The Guardian Climate change poses grave threat to security, says UK envoy The Guardian The link between climate change and global security risks is on the agenda of the UK's presidency of the G8, including a meeting to be chaired by Morissetti in...
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How migration makes the world richer

How migration makes the world richer | Going global | Scoop.it
One defining feature of the world economy in recent decades is increasing migration. These cross-border flows have led to concerns in immigrant-receiving countries about the effects of migration on labour markets and welfare states.
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