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The Population Story

The population story

A theme often repeated in the media is that Japan is suffering terribly because of its low birth rates and shrinking population. This has meant slow growth, labor shortages, and…

Polio, Population And Progress

Polio, population and progress

“In the early twenty-first century the train of progress is again pulling out of the station – and this will probably be the last train ever to leave the station…

Climate woes & population

FEW will contest that global climate change is a serious threat to the future of human welfare. And there is a plethora of suggestions regarding potential interventions to reduce greenhouse…

Population and security

POPULATION explosion, though missing from the country’s policy discourse, presents one of the most serious threats to our national security. There may not be a simple causal relationship between demography…

Half the population

AT a recent event on women’s rights held under the auspices of an international human rights agency, speakers had sobering news. The situation of women, attendees were told, had not…

The Population Bomb

The population bomb

Family planning is not only a fundamental human right that empowers individuals – especially women and girls – and helps save the lives of women and newborns, but it is…

The Population Challenge

The population challenge

Thomas L Friedman has written a book in which he says: “In the world that is getting hot, flat and crowded, the task of creating the tools, systems, energy resources,…

The Population Bomb

The population bomb

Unbridled population growth is one of the biggest challenges in today’s Pakistan. Yet, there are no credible attempts at any level in Pakistan to tackle the issues posed by a…

A Population Forgotten

A population forgotten

It is estimated that by 2030, we will number 250 million, and more than 315m by 2050. Surely it does not take much to imagine how today’s fight for water,…