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NEWS: 29 November 2009

Earth clock

The projected number of people on the planet Earth is now …   The World Clock From

NEWS: 21 June 2009

Scientist: warming could cut population to 1 billion

(The full article was first published in Dot Earth, Blog, March 13, 2009 and republished in “The New York Times, Science issue Sunday June 21 2009. COPENHAGEN — A scientist known for his aggressive stance on climate policy made an apocalyptic prediction on Thursday. Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, the director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact …

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NEWS: 8 June 2009

Australia continues to experience high population growth (08)

In the same period, Western Australia continued to record the fastest population growth at 3.1%, followed by Queensland (2.5%), the Northern Territory (2.0%), Victoria (1.9%), the Australian Capital Territory (1.7%), New South Wales (1.4%), South Australia (1.2%) and Tasmania (1.0%). Queensland and Western Australia gained the most people through net interstate migration from the other …

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NEWS: 31 May 2009

Asylum is still a numbers game

Barry Cohen | May 26, 2009 Article from:  The Australian IN the late 1890s, Moishe Koziwoda departed Russian occupied Poland in a vegetable cart to escape 30 years’ national service in the tsar’s army. Being Jewish, he was guaranteed the filthiest and most dangerous jobs. Few Jews survived.   From Germany he travelled to England where he …

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NEWS: 14 April 2009

The cooking–immigration nexus

There has been a meteoric rise in enrolments of overseas students in cooking courses in Australia from around 1019 in 2004 to 8242 in 2008. All are trained in full-time courses conducted mainly by private providers – rather than via the apprenticeship system as is the case for Australian-trained cooks. Most of the overseas students …

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NEWS: 16 February 2009

Farming at the core of environmental problems (APR)

CANBERRA, ACT Conversion from hunting and gathering to farming, a transition that allowed human population numbers to explode, lies at the heart of all our environmental problems, according to Duncan Brown. Brown, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Wollongong, is the author of the recently published book: “Feed or …

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NEWS: 15 December 2008

Emulate China & achieve emission targets (Dec)

“Penny Wong, in her last speech to the Poznan Conference identified Australia’s population growth as a serious impediment to achieving the Rudd Government’s own 2050 emission reduction target. Yet every state government, with the full support of Federal Government policy, is chasing population growth and growth in per capita consumption, very substantially increasing, rather than …

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NEWS: 7 November 2008

Greens no longer about conservation

7 July 2003 © People and Place   William Lines is author of Open Air (New Holland, 2001). This is extracted from his article, co-written, with Natalie Sloan, from the present issue of People and Place.   THE Australian Greens no longer speak for conservation in Australia.   Why? Because of their increasingly left-wing pose and their …

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NEWS: 5 November 2008

Population arithmetic

Population Doublings The banker’s “1-70” rule of thumb states that 1 percent per annum growth (or compound interest) means a doubling of capital every seventy years; 2 percent growth means a doubling every 35 years, and so on. If Australia’s population continues to grow at its recent rate it will double in about 50 years. …

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