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International Labour Migration

13 September 2017

In addition to the huge numbers of refugees or economic migrants using criminal (or informal) networks, there are also large numbers of people who migrate as labourers or temporary workers on an official basis, but who ultimately return to their home countries. For example, in recent years China [read more]

The Projected Growth in Africa’s Population

24 March 2017

In much of the world populations are already stabilizing or contracting, but in Africa a population explosion is taking place, which, based on the UN’s medium fertility model, could see the population of Africa increase from 800 million in 2000 to 4.38 billion in 2100; an additional 3.576 billion [read more]

Climate Change and Population Pressures in West Africa

31 August 2016

The effects of climate change have been cited as the main cause of the problems of northern Nigeria, currently impacted by the conflict with Boko Haram. Fasona and Omojola found that, “there seems to be a very connection between climate change and the pattern of communal clashes in the [read more]

Peak Population: What it Means for Global Resources, Part 1

30 November 2014

We are reproducing (with permission) this article from visualcapitalist.com because of the excellent graphics. Presented by: Gainesville Coins Even with having existed for millions of years, the process for humans to reach 1 billion in population was long and arduous. It is only about 12,000 [read more]

Optimum Population Trust Critical of UK Population Policy (2008)

2 November 2008

The UK government’s national security strategy recognises many of the new environmental symptoms of global insecurity but ignores their root cause, the Optimum Population Trust said on March 19, 2008. David Nicholson-Lord, OPT research associate, said: “Talking about threats to national [read more]