Tag Archives: population growth

Scientists uncover evidence of impending tipping point for Earth

A prestigious group of scientists from around the world is warning that population growth, widespread destruction of natural ecosystems, and climate change may be driving Earth toward an irreversible change in the biosphere, a planet-wide tipping point that would have destructive consequences absent adequate preparation and mitigation. “It really will be a new world, biologically, […] … learn more→

Re-inventing the planned city

In response to population growth, many \”new towns\” or planned cities were built around the world in the 1950s. But according to Dr. Tali Hatuka, head of Tel Aviv University\’s Laboratory for Contemporary Urban Design (LCUD) at the Department of Geography and the Human Environment, these cities are a poor fit for modern lifestyles — […] … learn more→

Revisiting population growth: The impact of ecological limits

The hard part about predicting the future, someone once said, is that it hasn’t happened yet. So it’s a bit curious that so few experts question the received demographic wisdom that the Earth will be home to roughly 9 billion people in 2050 and a stable 10 billion at the century’s end. Demographers seem comfortable […] … learn more→