He said: “The dinghy we were put in had space for 90 people maximum, but the gangs are greedy. Sometimes they overload it.
“They put up to 120 people in them, for more profit, so it’s no wonder they capsize. The conditions are horrific.”
“There are too many babies born outside of the family planning laws,” she said. “As long the families make a deal and it’s done right after birth – nobody needs to know.”
Investigating the issues facing older people in Britain, Jeremy Paxman travels to Christchurch in Dorset which has one of the oldest average populations in Europe.
The figures suggest the foreign-born population of every local authority in the country may have risen.
Extra detail and reading on China as a case study in population in both AS and GCSE. Read the article here. Make notes on what the changes will mean for China in the future and the impacts of the One Child Policy. The sliding population pyramid is excellent with interesting stats for the UK too […]
Number of newborn babies last year fell to 1.001 million against 1.269m registered deaths in its population
Interesting quiz to help you out with your population revision.
(2011) The UN is set to announce that the population of the planet has now reached seven billion people.
But will this number continue to rise in future years – and if so, what could this mean?
Climate change and population growth will hugely increase the risk to people from extreme weather, a report says.
The Royal Society warns that the risk of heatwaves to an ageing population will rise about ten-fold by 2090 if greenhouse gases continue to rise.
The Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) said clinics cannot cope with the rise in underlying causes of sight loss, like diabetes and obesity.
An ageing population and more treatment options have led to a surge in demand, it added.
The population in England was 53 million on 27 March 2011 when the census was taken, about 400,000 more than official estimates.
A very interesting article on population growth and control. The authors of this new study said roughly 14% of all the people who ever existed were alive today.
An article which looks at new statistics for the UK’s ageing population.
A fantastic documentary on current population issues, really fascinating and relevant to both GCSE and AS level.
Population revision sheet for UNIT 2 exam.