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Since the 1970s, the world’s human population has doubled to 7.7 billion.

Does obsession with population size miss the point? Mohan Rao and Sara Parkin weigh in on...

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To wipe out mass starvation we must engage with the politics that drive it, argues Alex de Waal...

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News of the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal is an important step toward truth, argues Julie Wassmer.

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Racism disguised as academic research must be robustly challenged, argues Gavin Evans.

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Lana Groves argues that the best way to reduce fertility rates is to improve women and girls’ schooling.

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Why Population Matters has got it wrong on immigration, Manishta Sunnia and Benali Hamdache...

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Steps forward, steps back - what effect have 40 years of development had?

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Vanessa Baird on why, when it comes to human numbers, nothing sells like fear.

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The UN estimates there will be seven billion of us on this planet by the end of October. But talk of a 'population explosion'...

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Enter the babies of mass destruction...

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Vanessa Baird wonders why the demographers aren’t panicking.

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Why tiny Timor Leste is undergoing a baby boom.

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The average age of the population is increasing – people are living longer. Also, women are having fewer children. But is this...

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Includes a murky past.

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How ‘abstinence’ is pushing up the abortion rate.

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