Issue 429 of New Internationalist
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With world population at around 6.7 billion and predicted to hit 9 billion by 2050, we are in the grip of a new panic about numbers. But is it reasonable? This month's NI sifts the evidence.
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Empowering girls and women in Pakistan
The missing pieces
Is hell really other people? *Vanessa Baird* concludes with some sobering facts and reflections on equality.
Population and climate change
*Jonathon Porritt* and *the Corner House* offer two very different perspectives on one of the big debates of the day.
No Way To Run An Economy
How not to run an economy
Rich World hypocrisy
Cartoon by *Polyp*
A film about how far we know and trust others, and how other people make us who we are, partly through the stories we hear.
The climate refugees of tomorrow.
The dawn of a new decade has *Maria Golia* pondering the past.
Based on the novel Push by Sapphire, directed by *Lee Daniels*
When sperm didn't meet ovum
China and Iran: two ways to do family planning.
How ‘abstinence’ is pushing up the abortion rate.
The Best of 2009
The best books, music & films of 2009 as reviewed by NI.