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The World Might Actually Run Out of People | WIRED
The United Nations predicts that the global population will soon explode. In Empty Planet, John Ibbitson and Darrell Bricker argue they're dead wrong.
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5 days ago by zesteur
Stanford sociologists explore who does, and doesn’t, want a DNA ancestry test
“The history and timing of migration to the U.S. weakened family ties for some people more than others,” said Horowitz, lead author of the paper, who received his PhD in sociology at Stanford. “Genetic ancestry testing is marketed to relieve uncertainty,” he said.
population  usa  marketing  business  corporations  health  identity  race  ethnicity  immigration 
9 days ago by allaboutgeorge
The World Might Actually Run Out of People | WIRED
So you can say that the old models always worked in the past, but what if the past is not prologue? What if we’re moving into a different cultural moment? What if it’s accelerating? And what if that cultural moment really is about the personal decisions women make about their lives?
women  demography  demographics  population  cities  power  mobile 
13 days ago by allaboutgeorge
The World Might Actually Run Out of People
Large swathes of the world are already well below replenishment rates of reproduction. It's only a matter of time.
population  thefuture  viaSwampers 
15 days ago by andrewducker
Genocide / climate change
So many people died after Europeans came to the New World that it had a major impact on global CO2 levels and temperature
population  genocide  newworld  columbus  america  climate  globalwarming  tootme  science 
19 days ago by nelson

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