Human overpopulation

Human overpopulation is among the most pressing environmental issues, silently aggravating the forces behind global warming, environmental pollution, habitat loss, the sixth mass extinction, intensive farming practices, and the consumption of finite natural resources, such as fresh water, arable land and fossil fuels, at speeds faster than their rate of regeneration. However, ecological issues are just the beginning…

Link: http://www.everythingconnects.org/overpopulation-effects.html

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Summary: Overpopulation facts – the problem no one will discuss: Alexandra Paul at TEDxTopanga  (01.2013)

Actress Alexandra Paul breaks the silence on one of the most taboo subjects of our time: human overpopulation and how to resolve the crisis that is adding 220,000 more people to the planet every day. She discusses the overpopulation problems of 7 billion humans multiplying at a rate of 1 billion more people every 12 years and offers a simple solution: Transform negative cultural attitudes about the Only Child, and celebrate the short and long term benefits of small families

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNxctzyNxC0

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Summary: Is Earth overpopulated? (BBC Documentary – video) (01.2014)

Presenter: Professor Hans Rosling (July 1948 – 7 February 2017) was a Swedish physician, academic, statistician, and public speaker. He was the Professor of International Health at Karolinska Institutet and was the co-founder and chairman of the Gapminder Foundation, which developed the Trendalyzer software system. He held presentations around the world, including several TED Talks in which he promoted the use of data to explore development issues.

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzoBE8eE81w

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Summary: Population – country by country comparison

Link: https://www.indexmundi.com/g/r.aspx?t=100&v=21

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Summary: Population growth rate – country by country comparison

Link: https://www.indexmundi.com/g/r.aspx?v=24

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Summary: What is Overpopulation?

Link: http://www.eartheclipse.com/environment/problems-of-overpopulation.html

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Summary: TIME Special Report: The World at 7 Billion: Why the Real Victim of Overpopulation Will Be the Environment (10.2011)

Link: http://content.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2097720_2097782_2097814,00.html

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Summary: The student sex ‘scandal’ that laid bare Egypt’s population problem (08.2017)

Link: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/aug/11/student-sex-scandal-egypt-population-problem?CMP=share_btn_link

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Summary: The man from Ghana with more than 100 children (07.2017)

Link: http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-africa-40597151/the-man-from-ghana-with-more-than-100-children

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Summary: World population day in numbers  (07.2017)

Link: http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-40526618/world-population-day-in-numbers

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Summary: Want to fight climate change? Have fewer children (07.2017)

Link: https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jul/12/want-to-fight-climate-change-have-fewer-children?CMP=share_btn_link

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Summary: 2017: the year we lost control of world population surge? (07.2017)

Link: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/jul/09/2017-the-year-we-lost-control-of-world-population-surge-london-family-planning-contraception-summit-trump?CMP=share_btn_link

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Summary: World population to hit 8bn in 2023, says new UN survey (06.2017)

Link: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/jun/21/world-population-to-hit-8bn-in-2023-says-new-un-survey?CMP=share_btn_link

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Summary: India’s population explosion will make or break its economy (04.2016)

Link: http://money.cnn.com/2016/04/08/news/economy/india-population-skills-gap-education/index.html

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Summary: China’s one-child policy ends (01.2016)

Link: http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-asia-china-35208488/china-s-one-child-policy-ends

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Summary: Human Overpopulation: Still an Issue of Concern?

Link: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/human-overpopulation-still-an-issue-of-concern/

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Summary: Is human overpopulation killing the planet?

Link: http://eluxemagazine.com/magazine/human-overpopulation/

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Summary:  Population explosion causes problems in India’s capital (07.2015)

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xH_2gShE6pU

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Summary: National Geographic – As World’s Population Booms, Will Its Resources Be Enough for Us? (09.2014)

Link: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/09/140920-population-11billion-demographics-anthropocene/

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Summary: Can the planet handle China’s new two-child policy? (11.2015)

Link: https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2015/nov/24/china-two-child-policy-sustainable-population

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Summary: The Effects of Overpopulation & Urbanization in China (03.2015)

Link: http://geog5china.blogspot.com/

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Summary: India’s population policies, including female sterilisation, beset by problems (11.2014)

Link: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/nov/13/india-population-growth-policy-problems-sterilisation-incentives-coercion

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Summary: Half the world’s population lives in these 6 countries (08.2014)

Link: http://theweek.com/articles/445170/half-worlds-population-lives-6-countries

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Summary: Overpopulation in Sub-Saharan Africa: Rapidly Creating New Problems (04.2014)

Link: http://united4socialchange.com/2014/04/15/overpopulation-sub-saharan-africa-rapidly-creating-new-problems/

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Summary: East Asia Forum: India’s population in 2050: extreme projections demand extreme actions (04.2013)

Link: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/04/05/indias-population-in-2050-extreme-projections-demand-extreme-action/

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Summary: India Overpopulation Documentary (06.2012)

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QERpT1Bq8AA

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Summary: How to defuse sub-Saharan Africa’s population bomb (04.2012)

Link: https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn21745-how-to-defuse-sub-saharan-africas-population-bomb/

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Organisation: United Nations: India’s Booming Population (07.2011)

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cG3aZgZOlWM

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Summary: China’s Population Destiny: The Looming Crisis (09.2010)

Link: https://www.brookings.edu/articles/chinas-population-destiny-the-looming-crisis/

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Summary: Overpopulation could be people, planet problem (04.2008)

Link: http://edition.cnn.com/2007/TECH/science/09/25/overpopulation.overview/index.html

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Summary: Sub-Saharan Africa: The Population Emergency (01.2008)

Link: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/01/080108100018.htm

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Summary: Overpopulation ‘is main threat to planet’ (01.2006)

Link: http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/overpopulation-is-main-threat-to-planet-521925.html

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Summary: Population, Family Planning, and the Future of Africa (09.2004)

Link: http://www.worldwatch.org/node/557

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Reports

Organisation: United Nations World Population Trends 

Link: http://www.un.org/popin/wdtrends.htm

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Organisation: BBC – Earth – How many people can our planet really support? (03.2016)

Link: http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20160311-how-many-people-can-our-planet-really-support

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Organisation: Pew Research Center – Global Population Estimates by Age, 1950-2050 (01.2014)

Link: http://www.pewglobal.org/2014/01/30/global-population/

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Organisation: J Soc Polit Econ Stud.  The population crisis in sub-Saharan Africa (1982)

Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12312536

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Organisations

Organisation: Population Institute

The Population Institute (PI) is an international non-profit (registered 501(c)(3) organization) that seeks to promote universal access to family planning information, education, and services.  Through voluntary family planning, we strive to achieve a world population in balance with a healthy global environment and resource base.  PI was established in 1969 and is located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.

Link: www.populationinstitute.org

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Organisation: Le Centre Population et Développement (CEPED)

Its research is dedicated to populations and development in the Global South

Link: http://www.ceped.org/?lang=en

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Organisation: Worldwatch Institute

Through research and outreach that inspire action, the Worldwatch Institute works to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world that meets human needs. The Institute’s top mission objectives are universal access to renewable energy and nutritious food, expansion of environmentally sound jobs and development, transformation of cultures from consumerism to sustainability, and an early end to population growth through healthy and intentional childbearing.

Link: http://www.worldwatch.org

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