1. Conference at INED : Transition to adulthood by Francesco Billari


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    Introductive session of the Conference at INED by Francesco Billari (Professor of Sociology, Head of Department at Nuffield College, University of Oxford) : Transition to Adulthood - May, 27th 2015 - Economic Demography Research day -

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    • Peter Zeihan on "The Coming Global Disorder: What Will America's Role Be In The 21st Century?"


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      Geopolitical strategist and author Peter Zeihan discussed changing geopolitical, demographic, energy and financial factors and how they will affect the U.S. in the coming century to a 100-plus-size audience at the McConnell Center on March 23, 2015. The event was part of the Center's year-long "Debating America" public lecture series.

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      • Highlights: Travel, Science, and the Question of Observation: 1580-1800, Panel 5


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        In the early modern period, the emergence of travel as a means of information gathering on natural history, demography, government, and religion was accompanied by the use of questionnaires to orient observation. This conference investigates the development of techniques of information gathering of this kind and the networks on which they relied. Papers address the integral role of travel in the process of scientific exchange as well as to the ways that information itself traveled in British, French, Spanish, and Swedish contexts. The conference is supported by generous funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (http://www.mellon.org) and by the Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University, with the assistance of the Moore Institute for the Humanities and Social Studies, National University of Ireland, Galway. The “Texts, Contexts, Culture” project is funded under the Higher Education Authority, under PRTLI4.

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        • Directors Showcase


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          A 4 minute reel selected from my work & put together for a BBDO Directors Showcase that I will be appearing at in Hamburg in March.

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          • UC Berkeley Social Science Matrix


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            An overview of Social Science Matrix, a cross-disciplinary research center at the University of California, Berkeley.

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            • How will the world population change in the future? 4/5 (The demographic transition)


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              There are 7 billion people living on Earth, compared with just one billion two centuries ago. Why is the world population increasing so fast? And what will happen in the future? Designed by: Gilles Pison Assisted by: Sophie Quinchard Produced by : So2 Media Date : May 2006

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              • The Eighth Billion


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                Technology, rising material consumption, and what could be called a pandemic of “nature deficit disorders” are causing the loss of large areas of wilderness and ecosystem services, but the greatest threat can be traced to growing numbers of people. The exponential nature of population growth shapes life on earth almost as much as gravity or respiration. But because it is so pervasive, it often goes unseen. One hour from now, earth will show a net increase of more than 9,000 humans, each one needing adequate food, water, shelter, clothing, education, and eventually jobs, not to mention realistic dreams of a better life for themselves and for their children… and on it goes. Our population currently adds 219,000 people every day. That’s a billion every 12-13 years. Will the next billion drive human civilization to a social and ecological tipping point? "The Eighth Billion" examines the impact of population growth on the health of wildlife and wild places. It also explores the benefits of wildness and natural beauty for producing human enjoyment and inspiration. Wilderness is a form of ecological wealth that, unlike money, is not ours to spend. The quality of our lives and that of future generations depends on efforts to preserve this wealth. Population stabilization and wilderness preservation offer complementary pathways to true prosperity. As imperatives of sustainability, they offer the prospect of a world that is green, prosperous, inspirational, and fair. If we can embrace both pathways, we just might create a world that is worth inheriting!

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                • Scary Things That Will Happen In The Future - Blow Mind Documentary (HD)


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                  Scary Things That Will Happen In The Future - Blow Mind Documentary (HD) Down below you will find related articles to this subject. 1: The Consequences of An Ever Growing World Population http://melpor.hubpages.com/_signup2hubpviavi/hub/The-Consequences-of-Ever-Growing-Population 2: How the World Population Grew Through Time http://melpor.hubpages.com/_signup2hubpviavi/hub/The-World-Population-A-Look-Back-Through-Time 3: Too Many People - Too Little Planet http://robertkernodle.hubpages.com/_signup2hubpviavi/hub/Too-Many-People-Too-Little-Planet Like to write articles while being creative at the same time ? why don't you sign up with hubpages by clicking on the provided link it's free ! http://hubpages.com/_signup2hubpviavi/feed/

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                  • Lester Brown 2


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                    In the conclusion of this special two part series with Lester Brown, founder of the Worldwatch Institute, Aaron talks to Les about the rapidly increasing planet population, the concept of shared sacrifice and the significant impact of higher grain prices on poor people. They also discuss agricultural production limits, the presences or lack of leadership especially in the business community. Les goes in depth on the concepts in his book, “Full Planet, Empty Plates” as well as the predictions of demographer, Thomas Robert Malthus.

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