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Map Simulates Births and Deaths the World Over

Looking for something to put things into perspective? Check out this real-time map to remind you how transient life is, but also, how quickly the world is becoming populated.

Posted on Oct 31, 2013 READ MORE



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Scientists Urge Earth Summit to Act on Population Growth

Finally, someone in the mainstream is talking about Earth’s population problem. Talk falls short of action, of course, and it’s unlikely anyone with power will listen. But nevertheless the world’s leading scientists warned at the Rio+20 Earth Summit on Thursday that unchecked population growth and overconsumption could be civilization’s undoing.

Posted on Jun 14, 2012 READ MORE


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Industrial Capitalism Still on Course to Consume the World

Echoing the now-weary warnings of scientists, environmentalists and other well-meaning people, a United Nations report released Thursday says: “By 2050, humanity could devour an estimated 140 billion tons of minerals, ores, fossil fuels and biomass per year—three times its current appetite—unless the economic growth rate is ‘decoupled’ from the rate of natural resource consumption.”

Posted on May 12, 2011 READ MORE



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Global Population Expected to Continue Exploding

The U.N. forecasts the world will hold more than 10 billion people by the end of the century, including a tripling of Africa’s population.

Posted on May 3, 2011 READ MORE



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The Food Bomb

The world will need 70 percent more food in 2050 than it produced in 2000, but the resources available are plummeting.

Posted on Feb 1, 2011 READ MORE


Glenn Beck Is No Match for William Shatner

Back in his CNN days, the cable crier was baffled by a conversation with the always fascinating William Shatner. Even a chatterbox like Beck didn’t know what to do with a statement like, “They’re pressed together, defecating into the ocean and it’s all ... it’s just too much.”

Posted on Oct 18, 2010 READ MORE


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