There's An Overpopulation Problem, But Not the One You Might Think

Jimmy Pierson | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK
Jimmy Pierson

There's an overpopulation problem alright, but not the one you might think. There are seven billion people on our planet, but times that number by 10 ...

The Root Cause of the EU Migrant Crisis as Well as of the 'Arab Spring' and the Rise of ISIS

Dr Michael Arnheim | Posted 11.03.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Michael Arnheim

"The days of irregular migration to Europe are over", announced European Council President Donald Tusk on 7 March 2016. If only this were true! Alas...

Perhaps Malthus Was Right After All

Simon Ross | Posted 13.02.2016 | UK
Simon Ross

Stabilizing our population is not risky, expensive or complicated. We can address an ageing society by improving productivity and ensuring all of our people are capable of doing our jobs and enabled to do so.

In the Fight Against Climate Change, Our Refusal to Have Children Is One Argument Politicians Can't Ignore

Clare Finney | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK
Clare Finney

Women not having children historically bothers authority. And while they may do so for myriad reasons today, as more and more women follow suit and cite the environment as the cause, it will be interesting to see what happens: whether politicians, apparently deaf to the marches, petitions and scientists, will listen to prospect of our hollow wombs.

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

William Tong | Posted 30.04.2014 | 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...