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The World at 8 Billion

According to the United Nations, the world’s population reached 8 billion people on 15 November 2022. What are the implications of adding one billion people into the world in just twelve years?

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The IPCC Sixth Assessment Report on Climate Change Impacts

The Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the enormously detailed quadrennial literature review of climate research that is the Panel’s principal output, is at an advanced stage of preparation, with the final Synthesis Report scheduled to be issued in September 2022. 

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First Study to Estimate the Impact of Covid-19 on Life Expectancies Around the World Reports Two Years Lost

A new study, “Global and National Declines in Life Expectancy: An End-of-2021 Assessment,” reports on changes in life expectancies around the world. It is authored by Patrick Heuveline, professor of sociology and associate director of the California Center for Population Research at UCLA, and published in Population and Development Review, a journal of the Population Council.

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