Masthash

#Population

The decades-long effort to reduce the world’s #population through united nations agencies 👇 :thinking: 🧐

https://expose-news.com/2023/12/05/effort-to-reduce-the-worlds-population-through-un/

WorldPopProject
3 days ago

✒️ Sign up for Prof Andy Tatem
presenting our work on #geospatial data integration for estimating subnational #population distributions and dynamics at the #ONS #DataSciCampus Mobile Phone Data Workshop - Thursday, Dec 7th, at 1pm GMT.

https://eventbrite.co.uk/e/mobile-phone-data-for-mobility-workshop-tickets-763373860767

Steve Easterbrook
3 days ago

Okay, time for a hard conversation about how many people will die as a result of #ClimateChange. What do we all currently believe about this?

By the end of this century, current projections say the world will have warmed by around +2.5°C to +3°C over pre-industrial temperatures.

At that point, human #population will be (pick the nearest to your own personal estimate):

Claude Trudel
6 days ago

Ils empoisonnent le sang des Américains
➡️ "Loin d’empoisonner les sangs, les brassages génétiques sont porteurs d’une résilience populationnelle face aux maladies. Ils nous gratifient de nouvelles artilleries dans la course aux armements qui nous oppose aux microbes pathogènes. Pour les adeptes de la pureté des sangs, il y a aussi les maladies génétiques dont il faut se méfier."
Par Boucar Diouf
https://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/chroniques/2023-12-02/ils-empoisonnent-le-sang-des-americains.php
#génétique #race #immigration #démographie #population #USA #Europe

"Y-chromosome results highlight a significant genetic differentiation between the North-Western and South-Eastern part of the Mediterranean, the Italian Peninsula occupying an intermediate position therein. In particular, Sicily and Southern Italy reveal a shared paternal genetic background with the Balkan Peninsula and the time estimates of main Y-chromosome lineages signal paternal genetic traces of Neolithic and post-Neolithic migration events."

Sarno S, Boattini A, Carta M, Ferri G, Alù M, et al. (2014) An Ancient Mediterranean Melting Pot: Investigating the Uniparental Genetic Structure and Population History of Sicily and Southern Italy. PLOS ONE 9(4): e96074. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0096074 #OpenAccess #OA #Research #Article #Science #STEM #Population #Genetics #PopulationGenetics #Italy #Sicily #DNA #Paleogenetics #Europe #Anthropology #Biology #Academia @science @biology @anthropology

Figure 3. Spatial Principal Component Analysis (sPCA) based on mtDNA haplogroups frequencies.

The first two global components sPC1 (a) and sPC2 (b) are depicted. Positive values are represented by black squares; negative values are represented by white squares; the size of the square is proportional to the absolute value of sPC scores.

https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0096074.g003

People are having fewer kids. A problem for the economy (which needs a rethink anyway, IMHO), but great for the #environment in terms of reduced consumption, #pollution and waste.

#population #climate

https://www.vox.com/23971366/declining-birth-rate-fertility-babies-children

myrmepropagandist
1 week ago

For years when #teaching exponential functions I ask “Why is the global human #population over a billion fewer people than what we would predict using a perfectly #exponential model and population figures from the 1950s and 1960s?”

Until about 5 years ago my #students always said “people don’t want big families anymore” an OK answer. But, now? they all say “the model doesn’t account for enough death”

… the model fails in many ways, but I think the #youngPeople are very #depressed 🙁

WorldPopProject
1 week ago

Challenges and achievements in the construction of sampling frames - panel discussion with Dr Natalia Tejedor and Dr Sarchil Qader.

Live broadcast via YouTube DANE Colombia channel, 13:50-15:20 (GMT-5), 5 Dec 2023

https://www.youtube.com/live/zFyI4gm3nHA?si=6hNEEklhhnUcFt69

#DANE70Years #Statistics #Population

Poster advertising DANE Colombia event.
Rafagas Links
1 week ago

Interactive map to illustrate world population as if the Earth had only 1,000 people, based on population estimates from the United Nations Population Division, and for countries over 7.6 million #population

https://www.visualcapitalist.com/all-the-people-in-the-world-1000-peop/

KubikPixel™
1 week ago

»Die Goldgräber der Künstlichen Intelligenz«

Spanender Artikel, der die #KI und dessen #Kapitalismus, sprich #Population & #Werbung, kritisch ansieht aber nicht so wie ihr denkt. Die #Menschen dahinter und ihre #Argumente.

🧠 https://www.untergrund-blättle.ch/digital/software/die-goldgraeber-der-kuenstlichen-intelligenz-8088.html

RT jmviglino@twitter.com

#30DayMapChallenge Day 28: Is it a Chart or a Map?

📊 📈 #population
🗺 Online map ➡️ https://macarte.ign.fr/carte/AadAyQ/Population

🐦🔗: https://twitter.com/jmviglino/status/1729580866878177315

getmisch
1 week ago

Very small blankets, towels needed for volunteer neuter event, upper west side. Drop off clean towels (no sheets or full-size blankets, please) by Dec 1 for a Dec 3 feral cat Trap-Neuter-Release program.
428 Columbus Ave NYC 10024
betw 80/ 81st
M-F, 8am-6pm
#feral #cats #upper #west #side #volunteer #veterinarians #donate #time to #help #cat #population #trap #neuter & #release #NYC #veterinary #care #NewYorkCity #UpperWestSide #Columbus #Avenue #donate #very #small #blankets #clean #towels

Clean towels and very small blankets (no full size blankets, please) needed before Dec 1 for a Trap-Neuter-Release event at Riverside Veterinary Care, where volunteer veterinarians will neuter feral cats in the area and release them on Dec 3. 
Drop off M-F, 8a-6p
Columbus betw 80/81st, 
428 Columbus Ave
NYC 10024
GregCocks
2 weeks ago

Interactive Map - The World As 1,000 People
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https://www.visualcapitalist.com/all-the-people-in-the-world-1000-peop/ <-- shared technical article
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“The world’s population has doubled in size over the last 50 years.
In 2022, we reached the mark of 8 billion living on Earth. According to UN estimates, by July 2023, all the people in the world numbered 8,045,311,447.
In this interactive map, [the authors] use population estimates from the United Nations Population Division to illustrate the world’s population as if the Earth had only 1,000 people..."
#GIS #spatial #mapping #cartogram #world #global #population #infographic #representation #decline #populationhealth #populationgrowth #demographics #countries #Africa #Europe #China #India #USA #Nigeria #northamerica #southamerica #southasia #Asia

screen shot - table - top 10 countries by population, etc
graphic - map - the world's population as 1,000 people
graphic and maps - world's population by country - as parts of a whole
graphic / map - world's population - cartogram - redrawn by relative population size
Centre for Population Change
2 weeks ago

📅 Next Week: #CPCCGWebinar Thurs 30 Nov

Peter Brandon from the University of Albany will discuss whether the legalisation of #SameSexMarriage in the US has improved the long-term #economic security of same-sex couples in terms of #homeownership.

Register to join us online: https://www.cpc.ac.uk/activities/full_events_calendar/753/CPC_CG_Webinar__Peter_Brandon

#demography #population

Image shows people watching a seminar with their backs to the camera, with a speaker slightly blurred at the front of the room. Text reads CPC-CG seminar series. Peter Brandon, University of Albany | Has legalized same-sex marriage improved the long-term economic security of American same-sex couples? The case of home ownership'. Online/in-person | 30 November | 12:00-13:00 GMT.
Rafagas Links
2 weeks ago

A tutorial on using Global Human Settlement Layer data to compute and visualize population change with R, ggplot2, and tidyterra #population

https://milospopovic.net/map-population-change-in-r/

WorldPopProject
2 weeks ago

Following recent publication of a paper on mapping zero-dose vulnerability indices (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.spasta.2023.100772) the full set of gridded risk factor and vaccination coverage datasets are now available for download: https://hub.worldpop.org/geodata/listing?id=23

#vaccines #gis #statistics #demography #population #Gavi

maps indicating vaccination distribution
Nando161
2 weeks ago

imagine getting distracted from a live slaughter of #indigenous #people in the middle east because your #government (currently actively funding the current #genocide) wants you to celebrate the massacring of the indigenous #population on This #land that they successfully rebranded as a Holiday About Gratitude. like please be serious. please

"The primary objectives of this study were to assess the paternal genetic variation in Altaian Kazakh populations and their population histories, to understand the paternal origins of Kazakhs, and to elucidate the process by which this ethnic group formed."

Dulik MC, Osipova LP, Schurr TG (2011) Y-Chromosome Variation in Altaian Kazakhs Reveals a Common Paternal Gene Pool for Kazakhs and the Influence of Mongolian Expansions. PLOS ONE 6(3): e17548. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0017548 #OpenAccess #OA #Science #Research #Article #Kazakh #Population #Genetics #PopulationGenetics #Asia @science

Kazakh populations analyzed in this study.
American Naturalist
2 weeks ago

New synthesis available ahead of print: "Using Computational Simulations to Model Deleterious Variation and Genetic Load in Natural Populations" by Kyriazis et al. https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/10.1086/726736

#computational #simulations #deleteriousVariation #genetic #population

Drop Bear
2 weeks ago

@Gracchus
Looking back over the course of my life, I reckon that Australia's population passed the sustainable limit at some time before I was born. I'm in my seventies.

That would put the long-term sustainable population somewhere below 8 million. Look at the condition of our environment and think about it. Is the condition of the world any better?
#AusPol #population #immigration #environment

GregCocks
3 weeks ago

‘A Beautiful Place That Has A Dragon’ - Where Hurricane Risk Meets Booming Growth
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https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2023/11/19/upshot/carolina-hurricanes.html <-- shared media article
--
“Hurricanes have always struck the shores of the United States.
But in recent decades, the combination of climate change and a growing coastal population has made them far more damaging — particularly in one corner of the Atlantic coast…"
#GIS #spatial #mapping #model #modeling #risk #hazard #Carolinas #northcarolina #usa #southcarolina #hurricanes #damage #climatechange #extremeweather #frequency #strength #stormsurge #coastal #population #demographics #atlanticcoast #sealevel #sealevelrise #SLR #flooding #flood #coastalflooding #hydrology #water #populationgrowth #harmsway #growth #economicimpact #cost

map - hurricane paths - Atlantic coast
map - hurricane paths - Carolinas
map - hurricane frequency by county - Atlantic Coast
Leisureguy
3 weeks ago

What's your place in the world population? How long will you live?

Highly informed estimates here:

https://population.io/

#population #populationStatistics

🇲🇳 " We observed that our studied Mongolians were structured into three distinct genetic clusters possessing different genetic affinity with previous studied Inner Mongolians and Mongols and various Eastern and Western Eurasian ancestries: two subgroups harbored dominant Eastern Eurasian ancestry from Neolithic millet farmers of Yellow River Basin; another subgroup derived Eastern Eurasian ancestry primarily from Neolithic hunter-gatherers of North Asia."

Yang X, Sarengaowa, He G, Guo J, Zhu K, Ma H, Zhao J, Yang M, Chen J, Zhang X, Tao L, Liu Y, Zhang X-F and Wang C-C (2021) Genomic Insights Into the Genetic Structure and Natural Selection of Mongolians. Front. Genet. 12:735786. doi: https://doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2021.735786 #OpenAccess #OA #Science #Research #Mongolia #Mongolian #Genetics #Anthropology #Population #Asia #STEM #Academia #Academic #Academics @science @anthropology

Centre for Population Change
3 weeks ago

Did you miss our policy forum celebrating 50 years of the British Society for #Population Studies and all things #demography at this year's #ESRCFestival of #SocialScience? Want to watch it again or access the slides?

You can now view it on YouTube or read our event write-up 🍿📰

▶️ http://www.cpc.ac.uk/news/latest_news/?action=story&id=779

https://youtu.be/nhwJbma6IwU

B Jarosz
3 weeks ago

For the first time, the better question to ask about U.S. population projections is *when* not *if* the population will start to shrink. And the child population will shrink fastest of any age group.

Read our summary: https://www.prb.org/?p=70375&post_type=articles&preview=1&_ppp=6aa5a0ebfa

#Population #Forecast #Fertility #Mortality #Migration #Births #Deaths #UnitedStates #Demography #Demographics #Data #Trends #Aging

Chart showing projected population change by age group. Data available at link in post.
Post Growth Institute
3 weeks ago

The Civilizational Cost: busting the #elitist #techno-#fantasy that society and the current growth-based #economy can — or should — function with a massively reduced #Global #population⤵️
https://medium.com/postgrowth/the-civilizational-cost-d0ed9c4300e1

#technology #postgrowth #AI #robots

kriykat
3 weeks ago

L'ascension d'une nouvelle puissance économique et géopolitique : l'Inde
https://elucid.media/politique/inde-ascension-puissance-nouvelle-economique-geopolitique
Rivalités asiatiques, tensions frontalières, démographie, diplomatie : un tour d'horizon de l'actualité de l'Inde
#Politique #GouvernementsÉtrangers #International #Société #Économie #CommerceInternational #Mondialisation #RelationsInternationales #Population #Démographie

Daniel AJ Sokolov
4 weeks ago

With more than 45,000 inhabitants, the #Yukon is now the most populous #Territory in #Canada

#demographics #population

Albatross
4 weeks ago

Earth's #population has doubled in less than 50 years and quadrupled in less than 100, while in the past century, #CO2 has increased 38% from 304.1 to 419.5 ppm, and the planet's average temperature has climbed 4 degrees Fahrenheit. #ClimateCrisis #ClimateCatastrophe

Patrizia Rinaldi
4 weeks ago

Population density of Europe with US equivalents #population

Neil1808
1 month ago

This is the level at which some people think!

'We need (more) migrants to build more homes (for those migrants).'

If Andrew Giles is familiar is familiar with the 'Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly (perhaps she'll die)', he may know the how the story ends:

There was an old lady who swallowed a cow;
I don't know how she swallowed a cow!
She swallowed the cow to catch the goat,
She swallowed the goat to catch the dog,
She swallowed the dog to catch the cat,
She swallowed the cat to catch the bird,
She swallowed the bird to catch the spider
That wriggled and jiggled and tickled inside her,
She swallowed the spider to catch the fly;
I don't know why she swallowed a fly – perhaps she'll die!

There was an old lady who swallowed a horse...
She's dead, of course!

Migration solves short term problems by creating long term problems.

#Auspol #population
https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/we-need-migrants-to-build-more-homes-immigration-minister-20231110-p5eizs.html

CelloMom On Cars
1 month ago

"Uncertainty about the future and concerns about the ecological impact of the growing human #population were key factors also identified by research.

But concerns also differed in different parts of the world, Dillarstone said. “There was a concern that came out only in Zambia and Ethiopia, which was about a family’s ability to subsist and acquire resources,” she said."

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/nov/09/more-people-not-having-children-due-to-climate-breakdown-fears-finds-research

WorldPopProject
1 month ago

🚨 The autumn edition of our newsletter is now available to download. #Geospatial #Population #Research #Codevelopment #Training https://www.worldpop.org/worldpop-newsletter/

Professor Andy Tatem addressing the opening of the Regional Workshop on Modelled Population Estimates, Panama City
GregCocks
1 month ago

Map Of Russia Scaled by Population In Every 'State'

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I saw this 'map' of scaled (sic) by population in evet 'state', and as I am ½ way through reading Tim Marshall's book 'Prisoners Of Geography' I was especially drawn to this view, especially remembering how he described the context of Russia's various physiography features (e.g., the Urals) in terms of regional and national politics, history of warfare, population growth, etc

(unfortunately @maps.n.more seems to no longer be on Twitter to do a H/T)

#GIS #spatial #mapping #population #Russia #demographics #visualisation #representation #history #geopolitics #physiography #physicalgeography #PrisonersOfGeography #constraints

map - russia if areas of 'states' were scaled to be proportional to their population size
graphic - book cover - Prisoners Of Geography
Dick Smiths Fair Go Supporters
1 month ago

Radio producer, science columnist and co-author of 'The Path to a Sustainable Civilisation', Rod Taylor will be presenting at the #Brisbane Square Library community meeting room on Sat 11 Nov 5-7pm (FREE entry).

He will be joined by Jane O’Sullivan of the Sustainable Population Australia (SPA) #Queensland Branch.

Arrange BOOKING here:
https://sustainablecivilisation.com/contact/

MORE INFO:
https://population.org.au/events/rethinking-sustainability-with-rod-taylor-in-brisbane/

#australia #degrowth #JaneOSullivan #SPA #consumption #population #overdevelopment #overshoot

Nando161
1 month ago

"Why is there no doctors or scientists or educated #people in #gaza?" Because #Israel is killing them all. The majority of the #population in gaza are under 18, Israel kills them before they get to college, and also kills the ones who do.

"Why is there no doctors or scientists or educated people in gaza?" Because Israel is killing them all. The majority of the population in gaza are under 18, Israel kills them before they get to college, and also kills the ones who do.
Longreads
1 month ago

"African countries have a vital resource that aging societies are losing: a youthful population brimming with energy, ideas and creativity that will shape their future, and the world's."

For #NewYorkTimes, Declan Walsh reports on Africa's "youthquake": https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2023/10/28/world/africa/africa-youth-population.html

#Longreads #Africa #Nairobi #Lagos #Population #Youth #Global #Culture

Federica Gazzelloni
1 month ago

🌎 #30DayMapChallenge 2023 #day6 Asia - Looked at the population level both within states and major cities. Experimented ggmap with google api and found stadia 😜 #dataviz #datascience #maps #population

Asia
Philip N Cohen
1 month ago

When a policy slips downstream (reducing teen pregnancy) it's a lot easier than one that turns the tide (increasing marriage). I compare today's #marriage promoters to Paul Ehrlich's #population bomb. https://familyinequality.wordpress.com/2023/11/05/turning-the-tide-on-marriage-is-not-the-same-as-coasting-downstream-on-teen-pregnancy/

Neil1808
1 month ago

@timrichards
The benefits of a younger #population are grossly outweighed by the detrimental effect of growth on the natural & built #environment.

#Auspol

The Japan Times
1 month ago

With Germany's acute labor shortage leaving few candidates to take on skilled but dirty and hazardous manual work, some companies have turned to robots. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/business/2023/10/31/companies/baby-boomers-german-robots/?utm_content=buffer092e6&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #business #companies #germany #jobs #robots #aging #population

🇵🇱 "Results showed that the level of differentiation within Polish population is quite low, but some differences were indicated. It was confirmed that the Polish population is characterized by a high degree of homogeneity, with only slight genetic differences being observed at the regional level."

Grochowalski, Ł. et al. (2020) 'Y-Chromosome Genetic analysis of modern Polish population,' Frontiers in Genetics, 11. https://doi.org/10.3389/fgene.2020.567309. #OpenAccess #OA #Science #Research #Polish #Population #Poland #Europe #Genetics #Analysis #Biology #Anthropology @science @anthropology

Centre for Population Change
2 months ago

🖋 Looking for a #PhD #Studentship? Take a look at our jobs page for info on four openings with our team members at the University of St Andrews: https://www.cpc.ac.uk/news/jobs/

#Fertility #Demography #Population #Quantitative #Geography #SpatialAnalysis #scholarship #menopause #health

Image shows a hand holding a pen writing on paper. Text reads: Opportunities at CPC and Connecting Generations. PhD Scholarships in Demography/Population Studies and Quantitative Geography/Spatial Analysis. Population and Health Research Group, School of Geography and Sustainable Development, University of St Andrews.
The Japan Times
2 months ago

The number of foreign nationals residing in Japan hit a record high of over 3.2 million in 2023, as more workers entered to meet demand created by the country's labor shortage. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/10/14/japan/society/japan-foreign-population/?utm_content=bufferdcdc9&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #japan #society #tourism #population

Khurram Wadee ✅
2 months ago

Why Korea is Dying Out - YouTube

Despite the clickbait title, this is an interesting video about the potential problems of a human #population drop.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBudghsdByQ

#Kurzgesagt

Philip N Cohen
2 months ago

Today in Denominators Matter: 8% of children live with an old person; 1% of old people live with a child.
#demography #aging #population

The Japan Times
2 months ago

The National Institute of Population and Social Security Research projected that Japan's total population will decline by about 30% to 87 million in 2070, with people aged 65 or older accounting for nearly 40%. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/09/17/japan/society/japan-foreign-workers/?utm_content=buffer94fe4&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #japan #society #surveys #foreignworkers #jobs #population #depopulation #immigration

Will Deakin
2 months ago

Those interested in data-visualisation, network and graph creation, rail and public transport, or crayons might want to check it out. Plane enthusiasts maybe less so

#DataVisualisation #DataScience #rail #population #Europe #HighSpeedTrain

I am attending the Statistics Finland celebratory seminar on 10 years of research services.

Excited, as their population registry is a crucial data source in my PhD. I am hoping to be able to discuss with people associated with it.

#StatisticsFinland #Tilastokeskus #data #population

A picture over the seminar space. There are rows of people sitting on chairs in front of a speaker stage. Behind the stage the wall is fully-windowed revealing a park in central Helsinki.
WorldPopProject
3 months ago

💥 WorldPop job alert 💥

Senior Research Fellow in image analysis and Artificial Intelligence: https://jobs.soton.ac.uk/Vacancy.aspx?ref=2432023WR

- Develop & implement advanced algorithms & models to analyse & interpret images using AI.
- Extract meaningful data from time series satellite images to improve population estimation modelling
- Collaborate with WorldPop partners: UN agencies, GRID3, governments, tech companies & satellite imagery providers

#ai #geospatial #remotesensing #demography #population #census #gis

🇸🇪 Martin Kolk, Linus Andersson, Emma Pettersson, Sven Drefahl; The Swedish Kinship Universe: A Demographic Account of the Number of Children, Parents, Siblings, Grandchildren, Grandparents, Aunts/Uncles, Nieces/Nephews, and Cousins Using National Population Registers. Demography 2023; 10955240. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00703370-10955240 #OpenAccess #OA #Journal #Research #Article #Demography #Sociology #Sweden #Swedish #Population #Family #Academia #Academic #Academics @sociology

Martijn BAARDA
3 months ago

Just a few months ago, the global population surpassed the 8 billion mark. Here's a data visualization illustrating where these individuals reside... #dataviz #population

Credit: UN FPA

Keith D Johnson
3 months ago

3. "It’s bad enough that chemicals could result in a human #population crash this century, but other species are being impacted too. Take insects, for example. A 2022 metastudy noted that “The ongoing decline in the biomass, abundance, and species number of #insects is an established fact.” Ecologist Bill Rees recently told me, “We may not notice, but insects are the glue, nuts & bolts of many ecosystems. Remove the ‘bugs’ & the rest of the system falls apart. Oh, yeah, the human enterprise is part of ‘the rest of the system’.”

The most recent estimates suggest that insect biomass is declining by up to a startling 2 percent per year. This frightening trend is no doubt partly due to habitat loss. But another major cause appears to be the same chemicals associated with increasing reproductive problems in humans—“forever” chemicals, BPA, phthalates, etc."

smeg
3 months ago

This won't be solved by anything other than radical change to work culture, education, and overall societal values. Which won't happen. Really sad to watch.

Korea records largest-ever natural population decline - Pulse by Maeil Business News Korea
https://m.pulsenews.co.kr/view.php?year=2023&no=670077 #korea #southkorea #population #demographics

Prof Felipe Gusmao
3 months ago

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2023/aug/31/population-collapse-almost-wiped-out-human-ancestors-say-scientists
>"Early #human ancestors came close to eradication in a severe evolutionary bottleneck between 800,000 and 900,000 years ago, according to scientists. "A genomics analysis of more than 3,000 living people suggested that our ancestors’ total #population plummeted to about 1,280 breeding individuals for about 117,000 years. Scientists believe that an extreme #climate event could have led to the bottleneck that came close to wiping out our ancestral line." #Extinction

Human skull
Terence Eden
3 months ago

It is a pity James O'Malley isn't on Mastodon - because this is (another) excellent article about the modern world.
https://takes.jamesomalley.co.uk/p/the-birth-rate-weirdos-have-a-point
#ChildFree #Population #UKpol

B Jarosz
3 months ago

📣 Calling all Census afficionados:
Here's your chance to help shape the 2030 Census!

The Census Bureau is requesting nominations of members representing stakeholder organizations, groups, interests, and viewpoints to the 2030 Census Advisory Committee.

Details and how to nominate (yourself or someone else):
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2023/08/25/2023-18341/2030-census-advisory-committee

@sociology @demography #2020Census #2030Census #Demography #Population #Data #Statistics #FederalStatistics

A population crash is inevitable due to advanced ecological overshoot. We must change consumption and growth to avoid civilization collapse. #population #ecology #overshoot

https://www.iflscience.com/a-big-population-crash-is-inevitable-and-it-could-get-messy-scientist-predicts-70315?utm_source=flipboard&utm_content=HariTulsidas%2Fmagazine%2FArchetypes

Greenbirder
4 months ago

Where are the bees? A very good question partially answered in this article

https://1001species.substack.com/p/where-are-the-bees

#Bee #Bumblebee #Garden #Gardens #Population #Insects #Flowers

Tambets, K., Yunusbayev, B., Hudjashov, G. et al. Genes reveal traces of common recent demographic history for most of the Uralic-speaking populations. Genome Biol 19, 139 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13059-018-1522-1 #OpenAccess #OA #Article #Science #Demography #History #Language #Languages #Population #Genetics #PopulationGenetics #Genomics #Biology #Geography #Europe #Asia #Academia #Academic #Academics @science @biology

Ricardo Harvin
4 months ago

"Old" news. Everything, Everywhere, All at Once #climate #ideas.

#Countries comprised of 85% of the #world's #population formed a #coalition and demanded at #COP27 that the #rich countries, we who are most responsible for the harms of #ClimateChange, create an #ExtremeWeather #recovery #fund.

"You cannot adapt to extinction"

"3 drops of moisture"

"The...fund is not about dispensing #charity, it is clearly a down payment on the longer #investment in our join #futures"

https://youtu.be/KGOvRn5_QRg

Daniel Huppmann
4 months ago

You can see this quite clearly in the #AR6 #ScenarioExplorer, illustrated by the SSP2-scenarios of the
#IMAGE model.
The SSP2-Baseline (+3.8°C in 2100) and an ambitious #ClimatePolicy SSP2-26 (stabilization at 1.6°C) have identical #population trends.
https://data.ece.iiasa.ac.at/ar6//#/workspaces/share/14fb5b61-c5a2-4a59-8050-d2ccfea3c156

Screenshot from AR6 Scenario Explorer - population and temperature change across SSP2 scenarios from the IMAGE model. While temperature scenarios range from 1.5° to 3.8°, population in the same scenarios are always identical - per construction of the SSP process.
Daniel Huppmann
4 months ago

These models are used to compare reducing emissions options (#mitigation) given specific policy goals (e.g., limiting warming to 1.5°C). In contrast to cost-benefit #IAMs, they do *not* include a feedback from temperature change on population or economy (GDP).

The only effect on GDP are costs from #ClimatePolicy - benefits from avoiding flooding or fires are ignored *by assumption*.
It's a one-way street: #population & #GDP to baseline-vs-mitigation scenarios (i.e., different #warming levels).

Schematic illustration of main steps in developing the SSPs, including the narratives, socioeconomic scenario drivers (basic SSP elements), and SSP baseline and mitigation scenarios.
From Riahi et al., 2017, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2016.05.009
Daniel Huppmann
4 months ago

To review the (draft) update of national #SSP projections for #GDP and #population, you can...

1. View the data via our interactive #ScenarioExplorer hosted by the #IIASA #ScenarioServices team
2. Download the full dataset as xlsx
3. Access the data via our #Python or #Rstats API

And with our #opensource package #pyam_iamc, it's as easy as the snippet below...
... to get something that's just like a #pandas #DataFrame - but better!

#ReadTheDocs at https://pyam-iamc.readthedocs.io

Python code to query the IIASA SSP-Review database for analysis & data visualization:

import pyam
df = pyam.read_iiasa("ssp",  model=...,  scenario=...)
Daniel Huppmann
4 months ago

The #SharedSocioEconomicPathways (#SSP) are the foundation of #ClimateChange #Mitigation research - but the underlying national projections 📈 of #GDP and #population are outdated...

So the #IAMconsortium & #ICONICS are starting an update & review 📝 process! Please contribute and comment on the review-projections!
👉 https://data.ece.iiasa.ac.at/ssp

Screenshot of the SSP-Review Scenario Explorer at https://data.ece.iiasa.ac.at/ssp
Nando161
5 months ago

"we are warlike #people, we are perfect children of europe. we are fort builders, land grabbers and bomb throwers, folks.

we are not happy unless we're dropping bombs on some helpless #civilian #population that has no argument with us whatsoever"

— george carlin
#quote #quotes

Eric Vitiello
5 months ago

This map juxtaposes nations and Indian states to provide a new perspective on the world's soon-to-be most populous country

#Map #India #Population #DataVisualization
https://www.visualcapitalist.com/population-of-india-compared-with-countries/

@mastodonusercount And rounding out our trio of increasingly populous newly supportable nations in a single 24-hour period, we now have enough accounts here for the entire 13,261,638 person #population of Guinea.

The next largest population we could wholly cater for is that of Zimbabwe at 15,178,979.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_and_dependencies_by_population#Sovereign_states_and_dependencies_by_population

Previous #milestone: https://mas.to/@miblo/110668961984887195

Screenshot of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_and_dependencies_by_population#Sovereign_states_and_dependencies_by_population

Focused in on [71] Chad to [75] South Sudan

71 │ Chad        │ 16,818,391 │ 0.2% │  1 Jul 2021 │ National annual projection
72 │ Cambodia    │ 15,552,211 │ 0.2% │  3 Mar 2019 │ 2019 census result
73 │ Zimbabwe    │ 15,178,979 │ 0.2% │ 20 Apr 2022 │ 2022 census result
74 │ Guinea      │ 13,261,638 │ 0.2% │  1 Jul 2022 │ National annual projection
75 │ South Sudan │ 13,249,924 │ 0.2% │  1 Jul 2020 │ National annual projection

The #population of #Canada is expected to hit 40 million within the next day or two, according to #StatCan's modelling:

https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/n1/pub/71-607-x/71-607-x2018005-eng.htm #Cdnpoli

Screenshot from StatCan's real-time population modelling, showing Canada's population at 39,996,510, up 1,588 from midnight. The screenshot shows other data from StatCan's site, including the population of each province and various animations showing population change.

@mastodonusercount And no sooner have we surpassed the great 12 million mark, than we have enough accounts here for the entire 12,006,031 person #population of Bolivia, the first in a trio of nations beginning with the letter B.

The next largest population we could wholly cater for is that of Benin at 12,606,998.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_and_dependencies_by_population#Sovereign_states_and_dependencies_by_population

Previous #milestone: https://mas.to/@miblo/110366455859103348

Screenshot of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_and_dependencies_by_population#Sovereign_states_and_dependencies_by_population

Focused in on [76] Rwanda to [80] Tunisia

76 │ Rwanda  │ 13,246,394 │ 0.165% │ 15 Aug 2022 │ 2022 census result
77 │ Burundi │ 12,837,740 │ 0.160% │  1 Jul 2022 │ National annual projection
78 │ Benin   │ 12,606,998 │ 0.157% │  1 Jul 2023 │ National annual projection
79 │ Bolivia │ 12,006,031 │ 0.149% │  1 Jul 2022 │ National annual projection
80 │ Tunisia │ 11,803,588 │ 0.147% │  1 Jan 2022 │ National semi-annual estimate
Prof Felipe Gusmao
6 months ago

"...we found similar proportions of #vertebrate species with decreasing #population trends for #terrestrial species at 47% (32–64%) and freshwater species at 45% (15–82%), and a slightly lower proportion for marine species at 36% (8–86%). However, given the wide ranges calculated for #freshwater and #marine species, we stress that these mid-point estimates are unlikely to be representative of these #habitat systems globally"

We need more Marine #Biodiversity #data
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/brv.12974

Journal Biological Reviews
WorldPopProject
7 months ago
Screen capture of Andy Tatem's Geopalooza 3.0 presentation - Where is everyone? Mixing and matching modelling methods for mapping populations.
enbrown
7 months ago

My latest Reason cover story looks at falling fertility rates around the world, the failure of pro-natalist policies, & the inadequacy of popular explanations from the left and the right https://reason.com/2023/05/02/storks-dont-take-orders-from-the-state/ #fertility #birthrates #babies #parenting #policy #familypolicy #parenthood #fertilityrates #population

Cover of Reason magazine — picture of a stork delivering a baby and someone pointing a gun at the stork next to the headline "Storks Don't Take Orders From the State"
Flipboard News Desk
7 months ago

Will having the world’s biggest population make this the “Indian Century?"

Vox says "numbers can only go so far for the world’s new most populous nation."

https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2023/4/30/23702471/indian-china-population-united-nations-demographics-fertility-rate-poverty

#India #China #Asia #Population #World

@mastodonusercount Bit of a weird one here, this count from four days ago marks the point since when we've had enough accounts for the 11,383,402 person #population of Jordan. This is a revision down from the previous estimate extrapolated from a reading taken back in 2018.

Also, as Haiti has been overtaken by Belgium since our last milestone, theirs is the next largest population we could wholly cater for at 11,743,017.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_and_dependencies_by_population#Sovereign_states_and_dependencies_by_population

Previous #milestone: https://mas.to/@miblo/110220716106608566

Screenshot of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_and_dependencies_by_population#Sovereign_states_and_dependencies_by_population

Focused in on [80] Tunisia to [84] Cuba

80 │ Tunisia │ 11,803,588 │ 0.147% │  1 Jan 2022 │ National semi-annual estimate
81 │ Belgium │ 11,750,239 │ 0.146% │  1 Mar 3023 │ Official estimate
82 │ Haiti   │ 11,743,017 │ 0.146% │  1 Jul 2020 │ National annual projection
83 │ Jordan  │ 11,383,402 │ 0.142% │ 30 Apr 2023 │ National population clock
84 │ Cuba    │ 11,113,215 │ 0.138% │ 31 Dec 2021 │ Official estimate
Adamas Nemesis
7 months ago

Get a load of this map of how much of humanity is in your personal hemisphere. Kinda impressive how remote my abode, the United States, is compared to most other countries. Guess us Americans just get used to the idea of flying nearly-antipodal distances to reach most people. Hmm.

#maps #mapprojections #demography #geography #population #thoughts #self #travel #demographics

Flipboard News Desk
8 months ago

When exactly will India surpass China as most populous? No one knows for sure, and it may have already happened.

The AP explains the uncertain demography involved: https://apnews.com/article/china-india-world-population-census-fertility-193b45b5ae69e7ce9f870f5ce60909d9

#India #China #World #Population

@mastodonusercount 17 days since welcoming the Dominican Republic to the party, we now have enough accounts here for the 11,113,215 person #population of Cuba.

The next largest population we could wholly cater for is that of Jordan at 11,453,760.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_and_dependencies_by_population#Sovereign_states_and_dependencies_by_population

Previous #milestone: https://mas.to/@miblo/110123258475062941

Screenshot of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_and_dependencies_by_population#Sovereign_states_and_dependencies_by_population

Focused in on [81] Haiti to [85] Dominican Republic

81 │ Haiti              │ 11,743,017 │ 0.146% │  1 Jul 2020 │ National annual projection
82 │ Belgium            │ 11,730,564 │ 0.146% │  1 Nov 2022 │ Official estimate
83 │ Jordan             │ 11,440,728 │ 0.143% │ 31 Mar 2023 │ National population clock
84 │ Cuba               │ 11,113,215 │ 0.139% │ 31 Dec 2021 │ Official estimate
85 │ Dominican Republic │ 10,535,535 │ 0.131% │  1 Jul 2021 │ National annual projection

@mastodonusercount Following hot on the heels of the Czech Republic, we now have enough accounts here for another republic, the Dominican Republic, with its 10,535,535 person #population. Potentially the world's two most similarly populous republics?

The next largest population we could wholly cater for is that of Cuba at 11,113,215. We'll likely need a couple of weeks for this one.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_and_dependencies_by_population#Sovereign_states_and_dependencies_by_population

Previous #milestone: https://mas.to/@miblo/110122227697445380

Screenshot of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_and_dependencies_by_population#Sovereign_states_and_dependencies_by_population

Focused in on [82] Belgium to [86] Czech Republic

82 │ Belgium            │ 11,730,564 │ 0.146% │  1 Nov 2022 │ Official estimate
83 │ Jordan             │ 11,440,728 │ 0.143% │ 31 Mar 2023 │ National population clock
84 │ Cuba               │ 11,113,215 │ 0.139% │ 31 Dec 2021 │ Official estimate
85 │ Dominican Republic │ 10,535,535 │ 0.131% │  1 Jul 2021 │ National annual projection
86 │ Czech Republic     │ 10,526,937 │ 0.131% │ 30 Sep 2022 │ 2022 estimate

@mastodonusercount And no sooner have we shaken hands with Portugal and exchanged the customary kisses, than we now have enough accounts here to support the entire 10,432,481 person #population of Greece.

The next largest population we could wholly cater for is that of Sweden at 10,521,556, but we'll have to be quick to catch it because the Czech and Dominican Republics are right here waiting in the wings.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_and_dependencies_by_population#Sovereign_states_and_dependencies_by_population

Previous #milestone: https://mas.to/@miblo/110099070177398314

Screenshot of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_and_dependencies_by_population#Sovereign_states_and_dependencies_by_population

Focused in on [85] Dominican Republic to [89] Portugal

85 │ Dominican Republic │ 10,535,535 │ 0.131% │  1 Jul 2021 │ National annual projection
86 │ Czech Republic     │ 10,526,937 │ 0.131% │ 30 Sep 2022 │ 2022 estimate
87 │ Sweden             │ 10,521,556 │ 0.131% │ 31 Dec 2022 │ Monthly national estimate
88 │ Greece             │ 10,432,481 │ 0.130% │ 23 Nov 2021 │ 2021 census preliminary results
89 │ Portugal           │ 10,344,802 │ 0.129% │ 19 Apr 2021 │ 2021 census preliminary results
Nando161
9 months ago

I hate, hate, HATE the #term “affordable #housing.” I hate that we’ve #normalized it. I hate that we just accept that the #majority of housing, a basic #human right, is #unaffordable to much of the #population. Housing should be affordable as a baseline. If rich people want to add arcades and gold-plated hot tubs on top so be it, but #everyone, everyone, regardless of income level, should have access to a clean, comfortable #home with enough light and space to make #life worth #living.

Kristian Harstad
10 months ago

Seems to me #government is underestimating the impact of contracting #money supply on the #economy.

Have they not learned anything from #history or even, I dunno, basic #economics?

Can't #bankrupt the #population then expect the economy not to melt down.

wavesculptor
10 months ago

@Andy_Scollick https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2023/1/29/greening-ourselves-to-extinction ... is a fair snipe at the #Billionaire #economics but makes no reference to the left, right and green points of the political spectrum who want to change or reduce individual consumption - *who* should change depends upon which point in the spectrum they're at - yet do not promote the idea of allowing #population to fall by natural and educational means, which is equally essential to survival. We even see nationalists, religious extremists and people like #Musk promoting large families.