Summary Population topics and issues are regularly in the news. This page offers news and reports for 2023. For more, read Population Report 2022 and also the Population Resources page. Gardening The gardening image at the top of this page shows quality of life that’s made possible by clean air, quality soil, flourishing pollinators, food… Continue reading Population Report 2023
Summary This document provides some news and information about the state of our global population. Information below is listed chronologically with the most recent at the top. Entry headers include source and date. Some commentary for context is at the top of this document. This document is a companion to a longer population reference guide… Continue reading Population Report 2022
Video About Water is fundamental to life, yet it’s also a scarce commodity. In many cases, greed and mismanagement are causing this life-giving essential to run dry. What happens when water is monetized? From Australia to California, from New York to London and Brussels, this investigative documentary tells the story of the global struggle over… Continue reading Privatizing Water as a Commodity – Scarcity of Natural Resources as Demand and Population Increases
When hiking through a forest, it’s common to see a fallen tree that is being consumed by a combination of fungus, ants, and decomposition. The circle of life will eventually allow the tree to rot and turn into soil again. Xylophagy is a term used in ecology to describe the habits of an herbivorous animal… Continue reading Humans are apex predators who consume entire habitats, and we have reached peak growth.
A special three-part series by ABC News Australia examines the impact of 400,000 new people each year on the finite island with water scarcity, food scarcity, and limited housing.
It was just over two centuries ago that the global population was 1 billion — in 1804. But better medicine and improved agriculture resulted in higher life expectancy for children, dramatically increasing the world population, especially in the West. As higher standards of living and better health care are reaching more parts of the world,… Continue reading NPR – World Population Visual Video Presentation using Colored Glasses of Water
Effective Living | Environment Summary. As world population grows at exponential rates, some are advocating that zero population growth or negative population growth are essential for survival. Organizations like PopulationConnection.org (zpg.org) are hoping reduced population will improve social justice, women’s rights, and the environment. The excerpts below are from the New York Times article, “Nigeria Tested… Continue reading Promoting Smaller Families as a Key to Economic Salvation
Resource Page: Population “Broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough presents the 2011 RSA President’s Lecture. The dangers facing the earth’s ecosystems are well known and the subject of great concern at all levels. Climate change is high on the list. But there is an underlying and associated cause — population growth.” [Source: 2011 Royal Society… Continue reading Population Discussion: Sir David Attenborough on Overpopulation