“The Morning Briefing” is SmartPlanet’s daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we’re reading about population growth.
1.) How many jobs are needed to keep up with population growth? The press quotes all sorts of figures for the number of monthly job gains needed to keep up with population growth. We see numbers like 80,000, 100,000, 125,000 and 175,000 thrown around like statistical snow as the number of jobs needed each month just to keep up. What’s the right one?
2.) Falklands census: no growth, population aging. Census results show zero population growth in the Falkland Islands. A survey in April found just 2,563 residents, a term that excludes civilian contractors and British military personnel. That’s basically the same population as six years ago.
3.) Twenty more “Niles” needed to feed growing population-leaders. The world needs to find the equivalent of the flow of 20 Nile rivers by 2025 to grow enough food to feed a rising population and help avoid conflicts over water scarcity, a group of former leaders said on Monday.
4.) Diversity roundup: How population growth contributes to politics. Population growth in various communities across the nation is contributing to a slow, but sure, demographic change that’s beginning to affect the political system.
5.) Population growth among Muslims in Assam high due to illiteracy? Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi courted controversy by suggesting that the high growth of the Muslim population in the state was the result of illiteracy in the community.
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