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Meet Big Foot

At the Natural History Museum today, Population Matters launched our new campaign to alert people to the destruction of the natural world caused by population growth. The mascot of the 'Welcome to the Anthropocene' campaign is Big Foot, a provocative sculpture we're asking museums to exhibit.
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  • 16bn or 7.3bn in 2100? New UN figures say both possible

    21 June 2017 COMMENT On 21 June, the United Nations released new projections for global population growth up until 2100. Issued every two years, the projections for 2017 show slight increases over those produced in 2015 - increases measured, however, in hundreds of millions of people. The UN confirmed that global fertility rates are continuing to decline but remain very high in some of the poorest parts of the world. read more...
  • Floods, droughts and a billion people in danger in Nile basin

    19 June 2017 A deadly combination of the effects of climate change and an increasing population threatens lives and livelihoods across the Nile basin. A new report finds that river levels are liable to vary widely in future, threatening a population soon to reach nearly a billion people. read more...

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