For many environmentalists, overpopulation is a real concern. But the planet will benefit more from tackling overconsumption by rich countries.
Eight countries are projected to be behind 50% of the growth in population over the next three decades. Five are in Africa.
The human population has doubled in 48 years, and worsening climate change has left the world facing serious health risks, from infectious diseases to hunger and heat stress.
The UN estimates the global population will pass 8 billion people on Nov. 15, 2022. From the Stone Age to today, here’s how things spiraled out of control.
India’s international climate pledge could set the tone for other emerging economies for a decade.
Nigeria must prioritise investment in education, health and infrastructure to harness the opportunities of its huge population.
Twenty-six fast-growing African cities may battle health challenges if air pollution is not addressed.
Our survey found strong opposition to Australian megacities, with most people preferring population growth to be in satellite cities and rail hubs outside the capitals.
One third of the economists surveyed say Australia’s migration target should be lifted to 190,000 per year. Another third say 190,000 is not enough.
Attributing Australia’s economic success to closed borders runs the risk of leaving us with the wrong lesson the next time the things turn down.
Some in government and industry aim to fill Australia’s skills shortages with migration policies. But VET numbers are up, suggesting many Australians are re-skilling. We could encourage more of this.
In his new book, Nigeria Democracy Without Development: How To Fix It, international political economist Omano Edigheji explains why democracy has not led to development in Nigeria.
Jeanne Calment of France died in 1997 at the age of 122 years and 164 days. That record will be broken this century, statistical models suggest.
The average Nigerian woman or child faces a host of hindrances in accessing health services.
China will now allow couples to have up to three children – but what is stopping families from welcoming this new policy?
The ‘exodus’ from capital cities amounts to 0.06% of their populations – similar to recent years – and people are still moving to the cities. What’s missing is growth driven by international migrants.
If we want a liveable future for our grandchildren is it ethical to reduce the number of people being born into that world?
The states are primarily responsible for providing infrastructure, but lack the budgets, especially since the pandemic hit revenues. Making up the shortfall depends very much on the Commonwealth.
Our species has far exceeded its fair share of the planetary bounty, and Brown is right to call for the global population to peak.
Australia’s population growth is expected to be stagnant over the next two years, due largely to decreased immigration. This won’t lead to a quick economic recovery.