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Is Doomsday in our Future?

Are there are more people alive today than have ever lived? Earth's population reached seven billion in October. We need to figure out how that compares with the number of people who have lived before us. The problem is, how do you figure out how many people have ever lived, and...
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US Population at Record High

The population of the United States is now over 300 million. Can we sustain a rate of growth like this?

Economically, no: Andrew Buncombe writes in the Independent that "the average US citizen uses far more than his or her fair share of the planet's resources?consuming more than four times the worldwide average of energy, almost three...

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The World?s Getting Older

People around the world are having fewer children and living longer. The U.S., Europe and even large parts of the developing world are becoming aging societies without enough social services.

In many countries the old are neglected and abused, even if they?re still productive, and many don?t have enough health insurance or pension money...

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