Of course overpopulation is a problem, a huge problem. Look around. I live in one of the most crowded pieces of real-estate in the world.
On his first visit to the US, Pope Francis will highlight the challenges of poverty and sustainability. A related issue, he acknowledges, is population. So what does that mean for Catholic teaching?
Meno natalità, meno crescita, meno lavoratori, più pensionati e una crisi fiscale per il welfare europeo
China's finally starting to reckon with the health consequences of decades of pollution. An official at the top economic planning agency just acknowledged pollution's toll on people's mental and physical health. But for many, that's too little too late. Such as for China's youngest lung cancer patient (link in Chinese), an 8 year old girl. And for the 40 million people between 20 and 40-about 12.5% of that population-who have fertility problems.
Old trends: Soaring US carbon dioxide emissions, skyrocketing medical costs, out-of-control deficits. New trends: Tumbling emissions, creeping medical costs, falling deficits.
The agendas that are set so solemnly for international (or global) food and hunger problems cannot be used at the sub-national or local administrative level, which must analyse its own problems and find practical solutions, All too often, catering sensibly to the food needs of urban populations is ignored by policy makers, while economic 'development' (more infrastructure, more financing, more consumption, more personal mobility at the cost of public transport) is welcomed. The provisioning of food and the planning for shortening and localising food supply chains is usually abandoned by public administrators to the ruthless methods of the market
Nafeez Ahmed: Unlimited GDP growth is over as we enter a new age of resource scarcity - we must transition to a new economy
La crisi sta "uccidendo" i bambini. Come rivela lo studio condotto dai demografi dell'istituto tedesco Max Planck a Rostock, guidati da Michaela Kreyenfeld:
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Now, nothing speaks to me like data. I'm a numbers person myself. So I appreciated the many graphs and long term data series Grantham's argument are based on.
by matttbastard The latest issue of The Nation features a disturbing cover story by Kathryn Joyce on how the American religious far-right is tapping nativist insecurity in Europe to take its made-in-the-USA anti-choice message global. A sample: The imminent demise of Europe is a popular prediction these days, with books such as Catholic scholar George
There's a large and spectacular church on the outskirts of a town near which we like to wander. Its doors are only unlocked for an hour or so every month, because despite its gorgeous interior architecture and painted ceilings, there's not only no one around to attend it, there's not even anyone left to visit it.
The important problem no one is paying attention to.