Tag Archive for 'population growth'

Worldwide equal rights for women required to avoid society’s collapse

January 13th, 2013 by Stanford University

Throughout history, every great human civilization has experienced a significant crisis. And although the outcomes of these crises have varied from total eradication (the Classic Maya) to depression and eventual recovery (China), each collapse has been regional in scale. Now, a variety of problems have combined to move the global civilization toward a collapse. The […]

Pre-industrial land use changes still raising atmospheric temperature

July 12th, 2012 by Institute of Physics

A climate model accounting for the carbon dioxide (CO2) released into our atmosphere before the industrial revolution has been used to show the detrimental effect of carbon emissions on global temperature in the long-term. In a study ‘Attribution of atmospheric CO2 and temperature increases to regions: importance of preindustrial land use change‘ published on 4 […]

Royal Society report frames global challenge facing humanity

May 2nd, 2012 by The Royal Society

Consumption levels between developed and developing nations must be rebalanced alongside a stabilisation of the world’s population by voluntary methods, according to a new report from The Royal Society. The most developed and the emerging economies must stabilise consumption levels, then reduce them, to help the poorest 1.3 billion people to escape absolute poverty through […]

In the President’s Lecture 2011 to the RSA Sir David Attenborough challenges us to confront the global human population crisis

May 14th, 2011 by Richard Lord

Sir David Attenborough‘s gave the President’s Lecture 2011 on the subject of ‘People and Planet‘ to the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).  His powerful presentation focused on the unprecedented growth of the human population. He began his presentation speaking about the growing number of endangered species, which gave the […]

Investing in the face of five megatrends

April 29th, 2011 by Toby Birch

As human beings our brains are hard-wired to pigeonhole data for ease of storage and subsequent recall. Perhaps this compartmentalisation is why many find it hard to see the big picture and seem shocked by black swan events. Free-thinking entrepreneurs are different because they observe opportunities and connections that others fail to appreciate (known as […]

Sustainability requires restraint

April 19th, 2011 by Ed Gillespie

There I was, kicking back in my Edun “natural indigo” organic jeans (£163), sipping on an icy cold glass of Fleury vintage organic champagne (£56 a bottle), having taken my new Porsche 918 hybrid supercar (£524,000) for a spin, when I started pondering where my next holiday might be. Would it be the languid lagoons […]

The challenges of an aging population

December 4th, 2010 by The Research Council of Norway

The fact that the world population is growing older will not only affect our pensions. In just a few decades there will be more elderly people than children in all parts of the world (with the exception of Africa). “The trend is dramatic,” states the internationally-renowned Norwegian sociologist Gunhild Hagestad. Media reports on the world’s […]

Ernst & Young cleantech expert sees Channel Island’s clean energy and technology resources potential

November 8th, 2010 by Ernst and Young LLP

An Ernst & Young cleantech expert sees substantial potential for Channel Island’s clean energy and technology resources Steve Lang, a partner and head of Ernst & Young’s UK and Ireland cleantech practice has been in Guernsey to share his expertise. Addressing a large and mixed audience Mr Lang said that clean energy and technology represent […]

Reducing carbon emissions by improving global equality

October 29th, 2010 by International Journal of Global Warming

Reducing the inequalities between rich and poor nations could be the main driver for avoiding the worst effects of climate change and even reducing atmospheric levels of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, according to UK researchers writing in the International Journal of Global Warming. Gemma Cranston and Geoffrey Hammond of the University of Bath, have […]