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Urban Demographics: World Population Distribution Map

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Life expectancy gap widens between those with mental illness and general ... - Science Codex

Life expectancy gap widens between those with mental illness and general ... - Science Codex | World Population | Scoop.it
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Population control: the rich controlling the poor? | Times of Pakistan

Population control: the rich controlling the poor? | Times of Pakistan | World Population | Scoop.it
As the world population reaches seven billion people, the BBC's Mike Gallagher asks whether efforts to control population have been, as some critics claim, a form of authoritarian control over the world's poorest citizens.
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The World’s Population (Haiku)

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I wonder if Mother Earth could take in more numbers? The supplies are already stretched too thin...
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From quantity to quality | The Rational Optimist…

From quantity to quality | The Rational Optimist… | World Population | Scoop.it
Matt Ridley is the award-winning author of provocative books on evolution, genetics and society.
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7 billion: What to expect when you’re expanding—a special series | A Grist Special Series | Grist

7 billion: What to expect when you’re expanding—a special series | A Grist Special Series | Grist | World Population | Scoop.it

The world population will hit 7 billion on Halloween this year, according to a guesstimate from the U.N. Who knew those goons with the black helicopters had such a macabre sense of humor?

 

On the one hand, does the number 7 billion really matter? Didn’t we stop worrying about population decades ago when overblown predictions of global famine failed to come to pass? Aren’t birthrates declining all over the world, with some rich countries actually starting to shrink? Can’t technology enable more people to live better on fewer resources? Don’t we have bigger problems to worry about—the economy, war, human rights, Toddlers & Tiaras?

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Tori Denney's curator insight, May 27, 12:35 PM

Theories of population growth and decline, including the Demographic Transition Model - "What to expect when you're expanding" shares the truth of how the world has grown tremendously as expected and how technology applies to only few places, while countries without technology, resources, or education, are lesser developed and continuing to grow at much faster rates. Countries all around the world are represented on different levels of the Demographic Transition Model today. For example, the United States has high education, high technology, and great health care, resulting in a slower growing, more stable population increase, lower birth rates and lower death rates, placing at about stage 4 on this model. On the other hand places like Sierra Leone, with little sanitation, education, or innovation, having higher birth and death rates, would rank at about stage 2. 

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Curb soaring population growth? Keep girls in school - Reuters

Curb soaring population growth? Keep girls in school - Reuters | World Population | Scoop.it
Reuters UKCurb soaring population growth?
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And Baby Makes Seven Billion - Wall Street Journal

And Baby Makes Seven Billion - Wall Street Journal | World Population | Scoop.it
The GuardianAnd Baby Makes Seven BillionWall Street JournalAccording to the United Nations Population Fund, some time this coming Monday, probably in India, the world will welcome its seven billionth person.
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What number are you in the world population? - Telegraph.co.uk

What number are you in the world population? - Telegraph.co.uk | World Population | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.ukWhat number are you in the world population?Telegraph.co.ukThe world population is due to hit seven billion at the end of this month. But where do you fit in? People cross a street in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong.
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How big was the world's population when you were born?

How big was the world's population when you were born? | World Population | Scoop.it
The world's population is due to hit 7bn this October. Use our tool to find out the world's population on your birth date, and how different countries were growing at that time (RT @OurScienceGroup: “@estheraddley: Ooh.
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Power vs population - The News International

Power vs population - The News International | World Population | Scoop.it
Power vs population
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A strict check on population growth will greatly help solve our outstanding problems, especially that of power shortage.
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7 billion people in the world: past, present and future

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According to estimates from the United Nations Population Division, there are now over seven billion people in the world. That's enough people to fill, like, an entire room. Yeah. Visualization firm Bestiario, for The Guardian, shows this growth by country, using their home-brewed visual programming language, Impure.

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The Crew's curator insight, August 28, 2013 10:07 AM
The world is growing at an alarming rate, our population is projected to keep on growing while our life expectancy gets a 10 year difference! The question is, are we going to be overpopulated? Are we already overpopulated and should try to stop having children? I don't think we are overpopulated yet, but lets cross our fingers. This could be a bumpy ride. -Gavin
Tori Denney's curator insight, May 27, 12:46 PM

Historical trends and projections for the future - Since 1950, to now, and into the future, it is predicted that populations will always be growing, but hopefully with countries becoming more developed, population will eventually stable out in the future. Predictions made have mainly been correct, but without the prediction of technology. Historic predictions have always said that the world will eventually be equal, which is not applied to all countries today. Although, overall, over the years population and life expectancy has increased, rates of individual countries are very different in developed compared to developing. 

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Tony Blair defends opening door to mass migration

Tony Blair defends opening door to mass migration | World Population | Scoop.it
The former Prime Minister has defended Labour’s controversial mass immigration policy saying Britain cannot succeed unless it opens its borders.
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How 10 Billion Will Live

How 10 Billion Will Live | World Population | Scoop.it
As Earth hits 7 billion residents, can we manage 3 billion more by the end of the century?
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World Population: 7 Billion

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On October 31, 2011, the United Nations is expected to announce a projected world population figure of 7 billion. This global milestone presents both an opportunity and a challenge for the planet.
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Urban Demographics: World Population Distribution Map

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Less is more - Asia Times Online

Less is moreAsia Times OnlineAt that point, the world's increasing trade and technology following the Renaissance had allowed the global population to double in the preceding 300 years.

 

It is now clear that the Industrial Revolution, by increasing the planet's productive capacity, allowed global population to increase artificially far beyond its natural level.

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FEATURE-Water use rising faster than world population - Reuters

FEATURE-Water use rising faster than world population - Reuters | World Population | Scoop.it
Reuters IndiaFEATURE-Water use rising faster than world populationReuters(The following feature is part of a package of stories from Reuters correspondents around the world ahead of UN projections that the world's population will reach 7 billion on...
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Stop the 'man swarm,' save the wild world - Grist Magazine

Stop the 'man swarm,' save the wild world - Grist Magazine | World Population | Scoop.it
Stop the 'man swarm,' save the wild worldGrist MagazineI know well that human numbers will go down.
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