Population Growth

U.N.: World population to reach 8.1B in 2025

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Alexandra Olson
Commuters disembark from trains on Oct. 25, 2011,(Photo: Rafiq Maqbool, AP)
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UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations forecast Thursday that the world's population will increase from 7.2 billion today to 8.1 billion in 2025, with most growth in developing countries and more than half in Africa. By 2050, it will reach 9.6 billion. ... Read more about U.N.: World population to reach 8.1B in 2025

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Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Sector, 1990-2010

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http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/science/indicators/ghg/global-ghg-emissions.html

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"This figure shows worldwide greenhouse gas emissions by sector from 1990 to 2010. For consistency, emissions are expressed in million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents. These totals include emissions and sinks due to land-use change and forestry. ... Read more about Global Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Sector, 1990-2010

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Food system that fails poor countries needs urgent reform, says UN expert

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Mark Tran, The Guardian
A soybean farmer in Mato Grosso, Brazil. The country's 'family farmers' are encouraged to feed urban populations. Photograph: Paulo Whitaker/Reuters
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UN special rapporteur on the right to food champions agroecology as sustainable alternative to existing framework

The existing food system has failed and needs urgent reform, according to a UN expert who argues there should be a greater emphasis on local food production and an overhaul of trade policies that have led to overproduction in rich countries while obliging poor countries – which are often dependent on agriculture – to import food. ... Read more about Food system that fails poor countries needs urgent reform, says UN expert

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Smart Cities: A Systems Approach to a Sustainable Future

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Lauren Riga
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As the world is undergoing the largest wave of urban growth in history, increasing from approximately 3.4 billion in 2009 to 6.4 billion in 2050, there is a growing movement to turn cities into meccas for sustainable living.  
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Angola Population 2010

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http://catalog.flatworldknowledge.com/bookhub/2657?e=berglee_1.0-ch01_s03

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Angola Population 2010

Poverty will be a main problem in this country. In about 20 years, there will be an increase in active population. The same thing will happen to other developing countries where there won't enough jobs for the active population and a much higher unemployment rate. ... Read more about Angola Population 2010

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Japan Population 2010

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http://catalog.flatworldknowledge.com/bookhub/2657?e=berglee_1.0-ch01_s03

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Japan Population 2010

With technology improving, life expectancy will increase. In about 20 years, the active population of 2010, aka the baby boomers, will shift up, increasing the inactive population. The same thing will happen to many other developed countries where the level of dependency will increase which means there will not be enough active workers to support the elderly. ... Read more about Japan Population 2010

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On World Population Day, Nine Strategies to Stop Short of 9 Billion

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Robert Engelman
On World Population Day, Nine Strategies to Stop Short of 9 Billion
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Although most analysts assume that the world’s population will rise from today’s 7 billion to 9 billion by 2050, it is quite possible that humanity will never reach this population size. ... Read more about On World Population Day, Nine Strategies to Stop Short of 9 Billion

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South Africa Population projection with and without AIDS

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South Africa Population projection with and without AIDS

This graph is showing the impact of AIDS on South africa population ... Read more about South Africa Population projection with and without AIDS

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