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October 29, 2015 China Abandons One-Child Policy Population Reference Bureau An analysis of the implications of China's abandoning its one child policy http://www.prb.org/Publications/Articles/2015/china-ends-onechild-policy.aspx 
October 22, 2015 World set to lose fifth of remaining natural habitat Dodds, K. Sci Dev Net The world could lose a fifth of its remaining natural habitat by 2050 through population growth if current trends in land use continue unabated, a study warns http://www.scidev.net/global/conservation/news/world-fifth-natural-habitat-overpopulation.html 
August 6, 2015 Diverging global population trends (GMT 1) European Environmental Agency Charts predicted changing demographics and population distribution based on recent predictions and implications for European policies, etc. http://www.eea.europa.eu/soer-2015/global/demography 
July 8, 2015 Mapping the Global Population: How Many Live on How Much, and Where Kochhar, H. Pew Research Center In the 111 countries included in this study, the middle-income population nearly doubled from 399 million in 2001 to 784 million in 2011. Much of this increase emanated from China alone. The remainder of the growth was principally located in Eastern Europe and South America. http://www.pewglobal.org/2015/07/08/mapping-the-global-population-how-many-live-on-how-much-and-where/ 
May 11, 2015 Resilience and reactivity of global food security Suveis et al., PNAS Authors develop a framework to investigate the coupled global food–population dynamics, and evaluate the effect of international trade on global food security, and find that, as the dependency on trade increases, the global food system is losing resilience and is becoming increasingly unstable and susceptible to conditions of crisis. http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2015/05/07/1507366112.abstract?sid=52666bc9-34f7-4b0d-b97a-c6f8ff7f0bbd 
May 7, 2015 Childlessness Falls, Family Size Grows Among Highly Educated Women Livingston, G. Pew Research Center The share of highly educated women who are remaining childless into their mid-40s has fallen significantly over the past two decades, although the longer-term trend has been toward much smaller American families. http://www.pewsocialtrends.org/2015/05/07/childlessness-falls-family-size-grows-among-highly-educated-women/ 
April 26, 2015 The Death of the West: An alternative view Coleman D & Stuart Basten, S., Population Studies: A Journal of Demography Paper argues that trends in European fertility have been misunderstood and that, with effort and some pain, their consequences for age structure are manageable.  http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00324728.2014.970401?journalCode=rpst20 
April 26, 2015 Demographic aspects of climate change mitigation and adaptation Lutz, W., & Striessnig, E., Population Studies This paper addresses the contribution of changes in population size and structures to greenhouse gas emissions and to the capacity to adapt to climate change by level of educational attainment, taking into account new evidence about the effect of educational attainment in reducing significantly the vulnerability of populations to climatic challenges.  http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00324728.2014.969929# 
April 26, 2015 Population: The long view Population Studies A Journal of Demography  Special issue of journal with articles by scholars in demographic and related sciences exploring large-scale, long-term, interdisciplinary population problems.  http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rpst20/69/sup1# 
October 27, 2014 Human population reduction is not a quick fix for environmental problems Bradshaw, CJA & Brook, BW. PNAS Human numbers are rapidly eroding many of the Earth’s natural ecosystems. Can this trend be reduced by lower per capita fertility? If so, how long would it take? The authors examine various scenarios for global human population change to the year 2100 by adjusting fertility and mortality rates.  http://www.pnas.org/content/111/46/16610.full.pdf 
April 14, 2014 World Population Prospects: The 2012 Revision UN Department of Economics and Social Affairs Update by the UN Population Division on the 2012 Revision of the World Population Prospects.  http://esa.un.org/wpp/ 
February 3, 2014 Recent reproductive coercion and unintended pregnancy among female family planning clients Miller et al, Contraception New research finds that men purposely are breaking their own condoms and pressuring female partners in their teens and 20s to go without birth control in order to get them pregnant. http://www.contraceptionjournal.org/article/S0010-7824(13)00659-8/abstract 
October 30, 2013 Environment: Waste production must peak this century Hoornweg, D., Bhada-Tata, P., & Kennedy, C., Nature Author of this Nature Comment warn that without drastic action, population growth and urbanization will outpace waste reduction. http://www.nature.com/news/environment-waste-production-must-peak-this-century-1.14032 
June 9, 2013 Uncertainty in simulating wheat yields under climate change Asseng, A., et al., Nature Nature Climate Letter addressing question of how can we feed a human population of 9 billion people.  http://www.nature.com/nclimate/journal/v3/n9/full/nclimate1916.html 
April 19, 2013 Pervasive Externalities at the Population, Consumption, and Environment Nexus Dasgupta1,PS, Ehrlich, PR. Science The authors examine the socio-ecological processes at work at the population-consumption-environment nexus and the externalities that are often left out of economic models.  http://www.sciencemag.org/content/340/6130/324.abstract 
January 9, 2013 Can a collapse of global civilization be avoided? Ehrlich, PR & Ehrlich, AH., Royal Society Proceedings B Two respected ecologists argue that a global collapse of human civilization caused by overpopulation is a distinct possibility. A Royal Society Proceedings B publication. http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/280/1754/20122845 
July 29, 2011 Doom or Vroom? Chin, G., Marathe, T., & Roberts, L., Science The introduction to a special issue of Science Magazine outlining some of the ongoing debates concerning human population.  http://www.sciencemag.org/content/333/6042/538 
July 13, 2004 On the Brink: How Biology and Humans Affect Extinction Risk PLOS Biology Review of Cardillo et al 2004 on human population as the cause of the 50 times greater extinction rate over the past 400 years. http://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.0020208 
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