UK Population

The Irrational Fear of Foreigners

Nick Clements | Posted 01.08.2014 | UK
Nick Clements

We are an island race, this means we have always been proudly independent, and also completely reliant on integrating foreigners.

A Barn Owl Diary

Clive Norman | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Clive Norman

In June 2013 I moved back to my home in Wales after having spent what seemed like an eternity in London. I'm not sure if it's something that tends to happen in your late 40s but I have found myself becoming for want of a better word an eco-warrior.

More Action Needed on Reproductive Rights for All

Lynne Featherstone | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK Politics
Lynne Featherstone

Fewer women are dying in child birth, more girls are going to school, increased numbers of women are taking on roles in public office, there are more female entrepreneurs and less poverty. But significant challenges remain, and we are still a long way from achieving universal access to reproductive and sexual health and the realisation of reproductive rights for all.

Population Shift: Why NPC established the Commission on the Voluntary Sector and Ageing

Dan Corry | Posted 31.05.2014 | UK
Dan Corry

At NPC we do all our techie work because we want to help the voluntary sector use its resources in the very best way it can. Without understanding what you are trying to do you can't really achieve it; without measuring it to some degree, you can't get better; and without shared metrics you can't learn from anyone else.

Do it for Denmark: New Advert Encourages Danes To Have More Sex

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 28.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Population increase in Denmark has been described as "dangerously low" but that might be about to change - a travel company have created an advert tha...

Materials Are Key Challenge for Europe in Resource-Constrained World

Dirk Jan van den Berg | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK
Dirk Jan van den Berg

In the build up to February's European Council Summit on industrial competitiveness, Brussels is in the midst of a major policy review. Industrial strategy is the right topic for Europe to be debating and now is exactly the right time to address it...

UN Climate Change Summit Framed By Landmark IPCC Study

Julian Hunt | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Julian Hunt

The annual UN Annual Climate Change Summit began in Poland on November 11th and continues until the 22nd. This major international conference is a key stepping stone towards the goal of securing by end-2015 a comprehensive global climate change treaty to take effect from 2020 onward.

Population To Rise By Size Of London In 25 Years

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK

The UK population could rise by as much as 10 million - nearly the size of London - by 2037 according to new official projections. The majority of ...

Global Warming Has Made Me Not Want to Grow Old

Jessica Brown | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Jessica Brown

My idea of a nightmare used to be losing my phone or breaking a nail before a job interview. But now I'm haunted with images of drowning, boiling or starving to death. It would seem my priorities, in relation to the rest of my generation, are a bit off balance, and I know exactly what's to blame...

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.

Has Royal Baby Effect Led To Record Birth Boom In More Than 40 Years?

PA | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK

The UK had its biggest baby boom since 1972 as 813,200 births were recorded in the past year, it has emerged. Population has grown by more than 400...

What does Malala Yousafzai's story have to do with World Population Day?

Richard Ottaway | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Politics
Richard Ottaway

This year on World Population Day let us celebrate the unrivalled success that humankind has had in making the world its home, and in enabling civilisation to thrive... It's in all of our interests for us to achieve what we agreed in London a year ago. Let us make the pledges of the London Family Planning Summit a reality.

Some Good News - World Population Day

Danny Dorling | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK Politics
Danny Dorling

11 July is UN world population day. An easy way to remember the date is that in June this year the UN demographers upped their estimate of future global population to peak at around 11billion in about a century's time. By the dawn of the 22nd Century there will be 50% more of us, they think, give or take a few billion either way. The default reaction has been to predict doom.

Seven Million British Adults Have Never Used The Internet

PA | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK Tech

More than seven million adults in the UK have never used the internet, official figures suggest. The data revealed around one million more people h...

Race Against Time for Future Cities

Raconteur Media | Posted 26.05.2013 | UK
Raconteur Media

According to data from the United Nations, in 2008 the proportion of the world's population living in urban areas passed the 50% mark, heading for 70% by 2050.

Is Mass Extinction the End of the World?

Chantal Lyons | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK
Chantal Lyons

We are directly and indirectly threatening the existence of countless species through the harvesting of them and the destruction of their habitats. Among the more well-known species we have already lost are the Great Auk, Stellar's Sea Cow, the Baiji White Dolphin, and the Passenger Pigeon.

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.

Post-2015: Don't Miss This Opportunity, Mr Cameron

Richard Blewitt | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Politics
Richard Blewitt

One of the big oversights of the Millennium Development Goals was that it did not create an expectation that monitoring and data should cover all ages, with the result that statistics for issues such as HIV or violence stop at age 49 and we know practically nothing about older people living with the infection.

David Attenborough Says Humans Are A 'Plague On Earth'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK

David Attenborough has described humans as a "plague on Earth" that need to slow down breeding to stop the world's population being reduced by more br...

Census 2011: Muslims Are Not to Be Feared

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 16.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Muhammad Abdul Bari

Many headlines have seized on the fact that Muslims now make up nearly five percent (4.8%) of the English and Welsh population. At the same time, especially after the London bombings in July 2005, the level of prejudice against Muslims has multiplied.

One Hundred Thousand Tamils Missing After Sri Lanka War

Frances Harrison | Posted 15.02.2013 | UK
Frances Harrison

In March in a small coastal village called Puttumattalan where a hundred thousand people had taken shelter, Murugan says he was ordered to bury 700 people who died trying to cross over the lagoon to the army side at night.

Why Has the Number of Muslims in the UK Risen So Much?

Dr. Leon Moosavi | Posted 11.02.2013 | UK Politics
Dr. Leon Moosavi

So what does the growth in the number of Muslims mean? Inevitably, the Far Right will claim we are witnessing the 'Islamification of Britain'. More sober minded people will rightfully recognise that this is not occurring whatsoever.

Primary Schools To Feel The Pressure As Pupil Numbers Soar By 18%

PA | Posted 26.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education

The number of children in England's primary and nursery schools is set to soar by 18% in the next eight years, official figures show. By 2020, the ...

Why Our Ageing Population Is an Asset Not a Burden

Dr Malcolm Fisk | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Dr Malcolm Fisk

The growing number of older people throughout Europe offers us an immense opportunity. Older people, after all, constitute an army within which there is knowledge, talent and ability.

Who Can Possibly be Against 50 Million Fewer Abortions?

Jenny Tonge | Posted 21.09.2012 | UK Politics
Jenny Tonge

In reality no-one is "pro-abortion," but rather we, along with the mainstream populace of the vast majority of the developing world, are "pro the right to abortion." Each woman should be allowed and empowered to make her own decision as to whether she continues her pregnancy - according to her health, her morals, her religion, her resources and all the other circumstances she finds herself in.