articles tagged: global population
conspiracy theorists’ dark view of medicine
# oddities

conspiracy theorists’ dark view of medicine

Anti-vaxers and alt med quacks are trying to convince anyone who'll listen that modern medicine is a sinister conspiracy to cull humanity.

the lost generation gets some media attention
# politics

the lost generation gets some media attention

Pundits are waking up to the fact that in the aftermath of the Great Recession, the youth of today is being set up for failure.

the amazing, shrinking human population?
# politics

the amazing, shrinking human population?

Could Earth's population be slowly but surely shrinking over the long term?

how much could we really combat poverty?
# politics

how much could we really combat poverty?

Today, extreme poverty is not an issue of insufficient resources, but of politics and allocation. And that makes it much harder to address.

how high could the world’s population go?
# science

how high could the world’s population go?

There is a hard limit to how many people this planet can support, but we may never actually reach it. If we do, we could be quickly cut down to size.

what if we reign in the grim reaper?
# tech

what if we reign in the grim reaper?

A popular criticism of radical life extension is that society and life cycles would break down. But that's not what happens in organisms whose lives we dramatically increased in the lab.

the world at 9 billion
# politics

the world at 9 billion

Humanity is growing in number and we're starting to strain the planet and ourselves.