Archive for October 2011

You Choose: The Future of 7 Billion

Oct 27th, 2011 | By
Graph courtesy of the Bixby Center on Population, Health & Sustainability

 By Suzanne York,, October 27, 2011 Demographers predict the 7 billionth child will likely be born on October 31st in India or China. No one really knows, of course, but the odds are in favor of the birth happening in one of those two countries, which between them have 2.5 billion people, or 1/3rd
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The Other 1%

Oct 20th, 2011 | By

By Suzanne York,, October 20, 2011 One percent is in the news a lot lately, with the Occupy Wall Street protests targeting bankers and the wealthiest Americans who comprise 1% of our population. But there is another 1% that we should keep in mind. Though it may be small, this other 1% is doing
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8 Ways to Look at 7 Billion

Oct 19th, 2011 | By

  We came across this post by Kathy Zhang for the Earth Institute at Columbia College:   Children wait in a line to receive medical treatment from the UN Stabilization Mission in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Dec. 25, 2008. UN Photo/Marco Dormino Post written by Kathy Zhang Interested in learning more about the world’s population? Here are
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Mother: Caring for 7 Billion

Oct 19th, 2011 | By

Cut and Run: The Costs of Not Supporting Family Planning

Oct 11th, 2011 | By

 Another day, another battle in Congress over budget cuts. This  time it is over international family planning assistance. Do we  fund it, or let the 215 million women who would rather avoid  pregnancy but don’t have the knowledge of or access to  reproductive health services just go on with business as usual?  The answer is
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