Population

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Things are not as they should be in Australia. But will ‘normal’ ever return after Covid? | Greg Jericho
We may say when we are all vaccinated and restrictions end normality will return, but that’s a bit of a guess

Greg Jericho

08, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Parts of the US are getting dangerously hot. Yet Americans are moving the wrong way | David Sirota and Julia Rock
As the climate changes, census data shows that Americans are shifting from safer areas of the US to the regions most at risk of heating and flooding

David Sirota and Julia Rock

16, Aug, 2021 @10:19 AM

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New Zealand rated best place to survive global societal collapse
Study citing ‘perilous state’ of industrial civilisation ranks temperate islands top for resilience

Damian Carrington Environment editor

28, Jul, 2021 @10:00 PM

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India states considering two-child policy and incentives for sterilisation
Uttar Pradesh, Assam and Gujarat have announced draft legislation which would see anyone with more than two children denied benefits and in some cases jobs

Hannah Ellis-Petersen in Delhi

14, Jul, 2021 @3:44 AM

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Why we should embrace population decline | Letters
Letters: Falling birth rates are no cause for alarm, writes Robin Maynard, while Diane Woodley is concerned about attitudes towards older people

Letters

11, Jul, 2021 @3:43 PM

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Why declining birth rates are good news for life on Earth | Laura Spinney
In the midst of a climate crisis with 8 billion humans on the globe, it’s absurd to say that what’s lacking is babies, says science journalist Laura Spinney

Laura Spinney

08, Jul, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Three key predictions for Australia’s future: highlights from the intergenerational report
Country will have to contend with climate change, an ageing population and a smaller population in 2060-61

Katharine Murphy Political editor

28, Jun, 2021 @8:57 AM

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Eric McGraw obituary
Penal reform campaigner who founded Inside Time, the national newspaper for prisoners

Erwin James

07, Jun, 2021 @4:30 PM

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China’s new three-child policy won’t fix its economy – but it could change lives | Stuart Gietel-Basten
The shift won’t tackle the rapidly ageing population, but it will give people more choice, says Stuart Gietel-Basten of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Stuart Gietel-Basten

02, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Declining birthrates will the take strain off our planet | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to a Guardian editorial that suggested a demographic crisis is looming in Europe

Letters

20, May, 2021 @4:38 PM

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Right seizes Trump playbook to blame migrants for environmental harm
Arizona’s attorney general has filed a lawsuit framing the climate crisis as a nativist issue as the evident impacts of global heating make denial less viable

Oliver Milman

20, May, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The Guardian view on declining birthrates: there may be trouble ahead | Editorial
Editorial: Europe’s ageing societies must make it easier for young people to start a family

Editorial

16, May, 2021 @5:25 PM

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