FEATURE REPORT/ ARTICLE OF THE WEEK
Authored by Sharon Jayson
As the generation belonging to the “Baby Bloom” period grows older, the major chunk of our population is a grand parent now. Is this a trend towards a major population shift?
Read the whole piece here.
Published by theworldbank.
ONLINE PUBLICATION OF THE WEEK
‘3 Myths that block Progress for the Poor- 2014 Gates Annual Letter‘
Published by Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
A population’s age structure and growth are determined by rates of fertility, mortality and migration. A stable population is one with a zero growth rate, neither growing nor shrinking in size, and is equivalent to a life table population
With the growing concern about the ever increasing population, climate change and resource depletion, there is a lot of panic about the immediate future of human race. This anxiety about the size of the world population sometimes has a dangerous tendency to override concern for the human beings who make up that population. Lack of awareness and better facilities leads to issues like high death rate, high fertility rate further leading to global problems like overpopulation, migration etc.
Hence, there is an immediate need for sustainable and inclusive development with more focus and investments for primary health and education facilities for the developing and the under developed, to reach this state of equilibrium as soon as possible.
Read the publication here.
VIDEO / PODCAST OF THE WEEK
‘Overpopulation – The Human Explosion Explained‘
Created by Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
The human population has exploded in a very short time and is still growing very fast. Will this lead to the end of our civilization? Is the “legend” of over population a reality or is the this prophecy just ungrounded panic?
Are we actually multiplying by large numbers every passing year or are we just a few steps closer to a state of “zero growth in population”?
This video tries to refute the arguments of those who believe that the world is overpopulated and debunk the myth of overpopulation.