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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Beyond 7 Billion

RubĂ©n Rumbaut at UC-Irvine has just alerted me to a series published this weekend on-line by the Los Angeles Times titled "Beyond 7 Billion." Reporter Kenneth R. Weiss and photographer Rick Loomis spent time in developing nations interviewing people and taking photographs and producing a truly excellent set of reports on the demographic challenges the world faces over the next several decades. How we respond to this will, of course, quite literally determine the fate of the human race (you may think I'm exaggerating, but I don't think so). There are lots of resources here and I encourage you to check it out.

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