Seven billion people now live on earth, only a dozen years after global population hit six billion. But the seven billion milestone is not about sheer numbers: Demographic trends will significantly impact the planet’s resources and peoples’ security.
In an exclusive interview MacArthur “Genius” Fellow Peter Gleick answers questions on growing constraints of freshwater availability, quality, and use.
FOCUS Issue 23: "To Live With the Sea: Reproductive Health Care and Marine Conservation in Madagascar"Jul 01, 2011
Blue Ventures' Vik Mohan, Rebecca Hill, and Alasdair Harris argue that their integrated approach, which combines reproductive health with conservation measures, offers these communities-and the marine environment on which they depend-the best possible chances of survival.
From the June 2011, Centerpoint cover story: Many who research, and work on, population-health-environment (PHE) issues are increasingly advocating integrated solutions.
John Milewski interviews Geoff Dabelko, director of ECSP, Roger-Mark De Souza, vice president for research and director of the Climate Program for Population Action International, and George Strunden, vice president of Africa programs for the Jane Goodall Institute
Reaping the Divided, a new publication from the Asia Program, looks at Pakistan's population problems and opportunities.
"Reducing vulnerability in developing countries will be one of the most critical factors to ensuring global food security," writes Schuyler Null of the Environmental Change and Security Program.
Just several years after the 2007-08 global food crisis, the "telltale drivers" of acute global food insecurity have returned, argues Asia Program associate Michael Kugelman in a new World Politics Review op-ed that draws on his recent trip to India.
The earthquake and ensuing tsunami that struck Japan on March 11 has caused untold damage in the northern part of the country and taken thousands of lives. In the aftermath, Wilson Center experts analyze Japan's reaction to the devastation and discuss how things may change in the region looking forward.
David Ottaway, Senior Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and Marina Ottaway, Director of the Middle East Program at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, published a piece for Carnegie Endowment and for the Middle East Program at the Wilson Center on "Of Revolutions, Regime Change and State Collapse in the Arab World."