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It’s enough to make beer drinkers cry into their pints. A combination of factors, including rapid population growth, expanding food needs and unpredictable weather patterns, is heralding a global water crisis. Chronic water shortages are already hitting many regions, particularly in developing countries. Industry, which accounts for about 22 per cent of global fresh water consumption, is increasingly concerned about what will happen when...


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What unites the Vatican, lefties, conservatives, environmentalists, and scientists in a conspiracy of silence? Population.
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According to a press release from Philip Morris, the new environmentally friendly cigarettes work by employing powerful carcinogens that accumulate in the lungs of smokers, slowly breaking down their vital organs and eliminating the danger posed to the overpopulated planet by the human race.


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It is 50 years since the pill was first approved as a contraceptive, finally divorcing sex from pregnancy.


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A growing number of scientists are going where politicians fear to tread by calling for a wider public debate on the sensitive issue of the global human population, which is set to rise from the present 6.8 billion to perhaps 9 billion by 2050.


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Round the world, women today are having half as many children as their mothers did. And often it is the poorest and least educated women who are in the vanguard.


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Charging motorists for each mile they travel is "inevitable" if future traffic gridlock is to be avoided.


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The human population is far higher than any other primate at any time in history.


The local farmers call it a flood; an inundation that happens every 50 years. Others believe it to be an act of God, an inevitability. It isn't water flooding the precious farmland in north-eastern India, but rats. A once in a generation, gigantic plague of rats, that ruins crops and leaves people starving. A rat army so big, so mythical, that until now some scientists did not believe it was real.


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It was Malthus who, in a path-breaking 1798 essay, grimly observed that populations expand geometrically while food supplies increase only arithmetically. In other words, mankind faces serious problems because population growth, by definition, will eventually outstrip the planet’s ability to provide food.


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I just wonder what it would be like to be reincarnated in an animal whose species had been so reduced in numbers than it was in danger of extinction. What would be its feelings toward the human species whose population explosion had denied it somewhere to exist.... I must confess that I am tempted to ask for reincarnation as a particularly deadly virus.
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Legendary investor Jeremy Grantham of GMO has published a treatise on the root cause of exploding commodity prices. He has also offered a startlingly depressing outlook for the future of humanity. Grantham concludes that the world has undergone a permanent "paradigm shift" in which the number of people on planet Earth has finally and permanently outstripped the planet's ability to support us.


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