Today we learned the West has outsourced 16 percent of carbon emissions to emerging economies. But that’s just one third of the story.
A new projection by the University of Minnesota and the University of California Santa Barbara shows global food demand could rise by 100-110 percent between 2005 and 2050, which would pose a grave threat to remaining tropical rainforests and would … Continue reading
According to UN calculations presented in May today, October 31 2011, the world population reaches 7 billion people. If you would have to make a bet where, India is your best choice.
Just one more day till the world population reaches 7 billion. Just 14 more years till the world population reaches 8 billion. We’ve seen how the latest one billion extra people are spread over the different continents. Now we’re wondering … Continue reading
According to the latest World Population Prospects tomorrow the world’s 7 billionth human inhabitant will be born. That means if you were born in 1968 you placed your first steps on a planet with half as many people as there … Continue reading
In our series comparing population growth for different sets of countries today we have a special: the new number 4, 5 and 6 of world populations – compared to the biggest decliner, set in the year 2031.
This year we will hit 7 billion. But the big demography news is not just the net growth figure, but also the differentiation – where it takes places. A new Harvard study has sifted through the billions of unborn people … Continue reading
Two more decades of growth for China, four more for India: within 40 years the world’s two population giants will together inhabit close to 3 billion people.
The world population is growing, but that growth is far from uniform. In our new series on the demographical situation in the world we zoom in on the UN World Population Prospects 2010 Revision that was published last month – … Continue reading
Demography is statistics in its plainest form, and the below picture says it all. It is not the world population that is growing, it is the African and Asian populations that are growing – and dwarfing all the other continents.