Category Archives: Population

Population, part 4: We’re all getting older!

I found two more thought-provoking links, when I surfed around the other day. Both of them are based on 2010  data from the United Nations, so they are not updated after the latest forecast, but still… You fill in basic … Continue reading

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Population, part 3: New forecast from the UN – 10,9 billion people by 2100!

Today, in my local newspaper Göteborgs-Posten, I saw a small article  that the United Nations had produced a new forecast of the world population. Internet to the rescue: I found what I think is the source, a dispatch from the … Continue reading

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Need – not greed!

The Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s need but not for every man’s greed. This quote is attributed to Mahatma Gandhi. Is he still right, does the Earth have the capacity to fulfil every man’s need? The key question … Continue reading

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Population, part 2: What factors affect the size of the world population?

Yes, let’s look at my next question regarding world population, as stated above. The answer seems to be really easy, it’s basically the birth rate and  the death rate, which decide whether the world population will increase or decrease. How … Continue reading

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Population, part 1: Establishing a baseline…

I thought I would start my actual research and try to establish a baseline that can be good to have in my future blogging. So my simple question was: How many people are we today? Answer: We are (roughly) 7,1 … Continue reading

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