Tag Archive for 'population'

Unsustainable consumption and human population growth of concern to science academies

June 24th, 2012 by iap

The world’s 105 science academies have highlighted the global challenges of population and consumption and calling upon world leaders to take decisive action. The Co-Chairs of the IAP, the global network of science academies, Professor Howard Alper and Professor Mohamed Hassan, said “we are delighted that the world’s science academies have chosen to come together […]

Humans making global ecosystem vulnerable to tipping point

June 10th, 2012 by Nature

Nature presents confirmation that the global ecosystem is approaching a transition, highlighting the need to improve forecasting and address human influences on such changes. The Review, ‘Approaching a state shift in Earth’s biosphere‘ summarizes evidence that similar shifts have occurred in the past, and that humans are driving the most recent changes. The realization that […]

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 […]

Population Explosion: Can the Planet Cope?

January 12th, 2011 by Institution of Mechanical Engineers

A groundbreaking Population report (Wed 12 January) by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) has revealed the world is hurtling towards population overload placing billions at risk of hunger, thirst and slum conditions. Population: One planet, too many people? is the first report of its kind by the engineering profession. Unless the engineering solutions highlighted […]

Guernsey’s population growth

June 1st, 2010 by Peter Roffey

Recently released official figures suggest that Guernsey’s population has increased by about 1,000 over the last two years. That mightn’t sound like a growth rate to frighten the horses, but if the trend continues we will have more than 70,000 people living in the island in 20 years time. What’s even more worrying is that […]

World Facts and Figures Counter

April 26th, 2010 by Richard Lord

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