Population

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What happened to us, the children of the 1960s? We have it all: we need to give some back | Polly Toynbee
UK politics is in thrall to my postwar cohort. That’s to the country’s detriment, says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee

01, Jul, 2022 @10:11 AM

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England and Wales population hits record as over-65s overtake under-15s
Census figure reaches 59.6m, up 3.5m on 2011 – leaving an estimated UK population of 67m

Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent, Ashley Kirk, Caelainn Barr and Pamela Duncan

28, Jun, 2022 @7:19 PM

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Census names Richmondshire fastest-ageing area in England and Wales
With young people priced out and not having children, schools have closed in this part of North Yorkshire

Helen Pidd North of England editor

28, Jun, 2022 @5:51 PM

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There are more people in England and Wales than ever – but that’s no bad thing | Rob McNeil
Population growth is a charged issue in the UK, but using it as a proxy for concerns about migration is misleading, says Rob McNeil of the Migration Observatory

Rob McNeil

28, Jun, 2022 @4:37 PM

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A deadly ideology: how the ‘great replacement theory’ went mainstream
The alleged Buffalo shooter was said to have been inspired by the racist conspiracy, which has been embraced by rightwing politicians in the US and Europe – as well as Fox News

Steve Rose

08, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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The truth behind Indian extremists’ anti-Muslim ‘great replacement theory’
Hindu nationalist fears of demographic erasure by Muslims have been stoked by supremacists for years. But new official data reveals a very different story

Charu Sudan Kasturi in Bengaluru

30, May, 2022 @5:30 AM

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We need optimism – but Disneyfied climate predictions are just dangerous | George Monbiot
Techno-utopianism is popular precisely because it doesn’t challenge the status quo, and lets polluters off the hook, says Guardian columnist George Monbiot

George Monbiot

13, May, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Elon Musk tweet sparks debate in Japan on falling birthrate
Tesla boss responds to data showing population fell by record 644,000 last year – the 11th straight year of decline

Justin McCurry in Tokyo and agencies

09, May, 2022 @10:47 AM

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California’s population shrinks for second year in a row
Officials blamed the decline on lower birth rates, higher deaths from the pandemic and fewer people moving in from other states

Guardian staff and agencies

02, May, 2022 @9:42 PM

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To have a child or not is a huge decision. So why is there so little discussion of it? | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett
More open discussions and more support are needed for people grappling with this momentous choice, says Guardian columnist Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

04, Apr, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Sir Crispin Tickell obituary
Diplomat, political adviser and academic who played a key role in forming British government policy on the environment

Paul Brown

30, Jan, 2022 @3:14 PM

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‘Stop nagging!’: Why China’s young adults are resisting marriage and babies
Chinese women in particular prioritising education and careers, a trend alarming authorities facing ‘demographic timebomb’

Vincent Ni China affairs correspondent

24, Jan, 2022 @7:37 AM

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