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: World population

News from Population Matters.

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    Panic and pragmatism: population in Korea and Japan

    South Korea’s official statistics agency has just announced that it expects the country’s population to shrink by 8 million over the next 50 years. Currently around  50 million, the agency…

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    WWF: we are facing the next global mass extinction

    The 2016 Living Planet report published by WWF today pulls no punches in describing the devastation to our natural world caused by human activity. The report calculates that by 2020 populations of…

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    Our 25th anniversary

    NOTE: This article was published in 2016, before the development of the present website. As a result, some links may not work. Population Matters publications going back many years are…

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    Porritt on British e-NGOs and population

    It doesn’t take too long to open up incredibly divisive discussions about population, development and the environment. For instance, how would you respond to the following facts? 25 years ago,…