Category Archives: Population

How Many People Does it Take to Wreck an Ecosystem?

The disappearance of the giant flightless moa bird in New Zealand is a cautionary example of how quickly humans can render a species extinct. However, it turns out that a relatively small number of people are required to accomplish this … Continue reading

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The Great Contraction: Experts Predict Global Population Will Plateau

The 7-billionth human being was born last week as the UN issued dire warnings of an exploding global population. But birth rates are actually in free fall worldwide. Experts predict that the world’s population will start shrinking in 2060 and … Continue reading

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