February 6, 2014

Behind the Biggest Population Boom in History

Alan Weisman, Medium

The Associated Press

How Iran's explosive expansion warns us about our overpopulated future -- and shows us how to fix it.

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TAGGED: Population, Demographics, Iran


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What Graying World Can Teach U.S.
Bruce Stokes, Global Public Square
The inexorable aging of the U.S. population has been one of Washington’s rationales for raising the retirement age, reforming health care and cutting the government deficit and debt. Continuing policy debates driven by... more ››
January 29, 2014
Can We Really Trust Demographic Data?
Jack Goldstone, WP Review
Let us start with a simple question: What was the total fertility rate (TFR) for a given developing country in a given year? The total fertility rate—or the number of children, on average, a woman in a given population is... more ››
January 25, 2014
How Is Iraq's Population Still Rising?
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The UN says that at least 7,818 civilians and 1,050 members of the security forces were killed in Iraq in 2013, the highest numbers for years. But despite this - and despite a decade of bloodshed - the UN also says the overall... more ››
February 3, 2014
Quebec's Demographics Problem
Jeffrey Simpson, Globe and Mail
Quebec is transfixed by two problems – one invented, the other real. Meanwhile, a longer-term problem creeps up on Quebec, just as it does in varying degrees on other Canadian provinces: the aging of its population. more ››
January 25, 2014
Iran May Fracture U.S.-Israel Alliance
Robert Satloff, Moment
Israel began the year facing a truly Dickensian moment—enjoying the best of times while staring at the worst of times. more ››