Population Growth

UN Says 227 Million People Escaped Slums In Past Decade

Show
India made "giant strides" helping people in slums like Dharavi, Mumbai

Nearly a quarter of a billion people escaped life in the slums over the past decade, the United Nations says. The improvement was thanks largely to housing efforts in China and India, which made "giant strides", according to a report by the UN Habitat agency. But the housing efforts were more than countered by world population growth and the rural exodus to cities. So overall, the total number of slum dwellers actually increased from 776.7m to 827.6m, during the years 2000-2010. ... Read more about UN Says 227 Million People Escaped Slums In Past Decade

Level: 

Story category: 

Category: 

Climate Change Report Sets Out An Apocalyptic Vision Of Britain

Show

Ben Webster, Environment Editor Mass migration northwards to new towns in Scotland, Wales and northeast England may be needed to cope with climate change and water shortages in the South East, according to an apocalyptic vision set out by the Government Office for Science. ... Read more about Climate Change Report Sets Out An Apocalyptic Vision Of Britain

Level: 

Story category: 

Category: 

Overpopulation And Climate Change

Show
By ARTHUR H. WESTING

PUTNEY, VERMONT — With the continuing failure of governments to reach agreements on combating climate change, the outlook for both humans and nature remains bleak. And nowhere is the failure more conspicuous than in the avoidance of the subject of population growth. Population is a double-barreled environmental problem — not only is population increasing; so are emissions per capita. ... Read more about Overpopulation And Climate Change

Level: 

Story category: 

Category: 

Pages