world population

Politics
Eras in which population growth furthered the public good are behind us.
The World Post
In 1989 the United Nations recommended that July 11 should be the day the international community observes World Population Day, a perfect time to highlight population issues and work to solve them together.
The World Post
From climate change to Zika to ISIS, it can seem like there are more global challenges than there are people (which is a lot). Clearly, there is no need to create imaginary problems
Fifty
When you visit Cuba you notice one thing right away: Older people are everywhere you look. Older people seem to be everywhere because they are welcomed everywhere. Unlike citizens in other Western countries, Cubans make it clear that their elders are an integral part of cultural and social life.
Comedy
In a statement issued earlier this week, the President said, "Look, people, when you binge, all the episodes blend together anyway. Let's be more sensible in the way we take in product with anti-piracy messages."
The World Post
No longer can you believe that our opulent world of supermarkets is the norm across the planet. The U.S. represents a small portion of the world's population and we will not be the source of the explosion of hungry comrades in the years to come.
The World Post
An estimated 225 million women in the developing world want to avoid a pregnancy, but are not using a modern method of contraception. These women need improved access to contraceptives and the ability to decide for themselves the spacing and timing of their pregnancies.
The World Post
Only 5 percent of the world's population lives in the entire blue region. For comparison, the same number of people live in the small red region. Believe it or not, it's true. There are just as many people living in the small red area as there are living in all the blue areas combined.
College
Over ten years ago, on December 26, 2004, an earthquake off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia triggered one of the deadliest tsunamis ever recorded, an event that ushered the destruction of over 200,00 lives -- and even more livelihoods -- throughout Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and the east coast of Africa.
Business
More than 6.5 million American children live in food deserts. Making it possible for those children to get leafy greens, milk, juice and fresh fruit on their tables at home and experience food security will require still more education, innovation and effort on the part of many of the companies and organizations involved in the supply chain.
Politics
It can reflect a deeply held concern about the damage that we are inflicting upon the natural world and what that means for future generations, not to mention all the other creatures with whom we share this planet.
Impact
Some see WPD as a day to focus on the population "boom," or overpopulation, but ultimately this just distracts people from a universal truth: If women and girls can access contraception, they are more likely to finish school, they will have fewer children by choice, and they are more likely to prosper.
The World Post
Democratic rule is always preferable to authoritarian rule, but that does not mean that democratically-elected governments -- including Morsi's -- always make wise decisions... or make them in time to avert disaster.
Environment
17. Marie Stopes Foundation -- Marie Stopes Foundation is the leading reproductive and sexual health care provider for both
TED Weekends
2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgWhat if we made our first obligation to the planet and those already here, and that means not just humans, but as conservationist Dave Foreman calls them, "wild things" (all other living beings on earth)?
Videos
The world's population could reach 11 billion by the year 2100, according to a new statistical analysis.
Wellness
The world's population could reach 11 billion by the year 2100, according to a new statistical analysis. The findings suggest
Food
Three square feet of growing space is estimated to produce 180 pounds of fresh vegetables a year, and researchers at Columbia University concluded a 30-story building could theoretically provide enough produce for 50,000 people.
Impact
In case there is any doubt about the efficacy of modern contraception, a recent study by the Contraceptive Choice Project