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We are a worldwide social network of freethinkers, atheists, agnostics and secular humanists.

Blokes, it's time to man-up and face the snip - the future of the planet could well depend upon your decision, argues Dr Paul Willis who is the director of RiAus, Australia's unique national science hub, which showcases the importance of science in everyday life. The well-known palaeontologist and broadcaster previously worked for ABC TV's Catalyst program.

At first glance it appears to be a very long bow that would need to be drawn to connect something such as global resource consumption to a personal decision to have a vasectomy.

But these and many other critical issues are linked via global population directly to your genitals and your personal choice in how you use them.

For most of us guys, we've been shirking our responsibilities in the family planning stakes and we are not carrying a fair share of the burden of contraception.

Read the full article here.

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Here's a TED talk and video you might enjoy Onyango.

Unfortunately it won't embed.

The link is here:

http://www.ted.com/talks/sheryl_wudunn_our_century_s_greatest_injus...

I've been watching other lectures about poverty, from others who study China and Africa that I find interesting. I've been looking at how economic theory impacts this.

The TED talks have some interesting lectures.

Actually, the world population is in decline including in the USA. The only reason the media have not picked up on it for the USA is because nationalization of immigrants bolsters the population figures.

Although 7 billion sounds a lot, in relation to the land mass of the earth, it is a small number.

Yet humans are not the only life the planet needs to sustain. =(

Our planet has a livestock problem.

Consider the sheer weight of the industry: In the last 100 years, the biomass of cattle across the globe has increased by almost250 percent. Compare that to elephants, whose biomass declined by 90 percent.

Actually, the cows are the real biomass hogs

World Population growth from 1 ACE projected to 2030 ACE. The population explodes around 1960

Uploaded on Sep 21, 2007

A graphic description of world population growth from 1 A.D.

World Population (Millenium Edition) was produced and copyrighted by Population Connection (formerly Zero Population Growth, Inc.) in 2000. Population Connection is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization.

www.popconnect.org

7 Billion: How Did We Gt So Big So Fast?

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http://www.ted.com The world's population will grow to 9 billion over the next 50 years -- and only by raising the living standards of the poorest can we check population growth. This is the paradoxical answer that Hans Rosling unveils at TED@Cannes using colorful new data display technology (you'll see).

TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Closed captions and translated subtitles in a variety of languages are now available on TED.com, at http://www.ted.com/translate. Watch a highlight reel of the Top 10 TEDTalks at http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/top10

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