Overpopulation

Why China's One Child Policy Is Actually a Brilliant Solution to Reduce Overpopulation

William Tong | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
William Tong

It is a brilliant solution to reduce overpopulation and its results shows its effectiveness, but no more. Simply put, the costs of this solution, outweigh the benefits that it would bring. It worked in the past, but even the Chinese government has acknowledged the problems it's created and thus, step-by-step the one-child policy is being loosened.

Gambling on Our Future: Overpopulation and Overconsumption

Chantal Lyons | Posted 05.12.2013 | UK
Chantal Lyons

Overconsumption and overpopulation are intertwined. The prospect of 10 billion people or more living as we in the developed nations do now is frightening but unrealistic, I think; environmental degradation will crush that aspiration before it can reach full term.

The Injustice of Overpopulation

Chantal Lyons | Posted 12.04.2013 | UK
Chantal Lyons

Most population growth is happening in the developing world. The clue is in the name - many developing nations are on their way up. Endeavouring to curb population growth can only be a positive thing. Many of the actions we could take are intrinsically humanitarian in themselves.

The Solution to an Ageing Population? Re-Think Retirement

Ros Altmann | Posted 17.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Ros Altmann

As a nation, we need to completely change our attitude to what is 'old', and by doing so we can also change our attitude to what a fantastic resource older people are; they're not a drain on our future, they are potentially really valuable resource in themselves.

Baby Boom Puts Pressure On Primaries

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 24.01.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The numbers of children at primary school are expected to rise by a fifth over the coming decade, official figures suggest, putting huge pressure on p...

UN says World's 7 Billionth Human Born Today

Rolf Schuttenhelm | Posted 30.12.2011 | UK Tech
Rolf Schuttenhelm

There is about a 20 percent chance the world's 7,000,000,000th human inhabitant will be born in India - by far the highest chance for any individual country. If so, let's hope for a girl, although that chance would be less than 50 per cent...