So you stay fit and healthy longer at a lower cost to society – and stop complaining about that 65+ retirement age. There, we’ve said it. Usually when people think of Sustainability they think of garbage and how to recycle … 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.
In our new demography series we compare population growth for sets of countries, based on the UN World Population Prospects 2010 Revision, which was released last month. To better illustrate that global population growth is far from uniform, today we … Continue reading
Today our comparing population growth series continues. This time we compare Turkey to several of its neighbouring states: Greece, Georgia, Armenia and Iran. If ever again [1;2] you hear anyone say ‘demography is economic development,’ point to this graph:
In our special series on the unfolding protein crisis, we take a good look at some interesting ‘new proteins’ – and some very old proteins that may witness a renaissance in face of ever-growing nutritional demands. Today that’s beans – … Continue reading
Ask engineers and they’ll say there is an engineering solution to any problem. With respect to climate change and geoengineering that’s hotly debated, with respect to overpopulation it’s a novelty. Today the UK-based Institution of Mechanical Engineers presented a report … Continue reading
With fertility rate close to replacement level and continuously high immigration the US population grew by 9.7 percent over the last decade – uniquely high for a western country.
China recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of its one child policy. The country announced plans to ease down on the birth restrictions, allowing some couples a second child – in certain ‘test provinces’. The Chinese grow old. Or so they … Continue reading