Category Archives: Population

Urban Growth and Megacities

Today’s post contains more materials from my recent Environment and Society course. The course has a mixture of different teaching methods to try and introduce students to university learning. For the session on urban growth and mega-cities we started with … Continue reading

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Find out how big the world’s population was when you were born

The UN is set to announce that the world’s population is has reached 7 billion. The BBC has been exploring how this is affecting daily lives: Seven billion and counting. The Guardian has a great tool that can calculate how … Continue reading

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Eat insects for lunch? You must be joking. Apparently not!

The idea for this post was sparked by an article in the Metro which discussed the idea that  because the Department of Health has highlighted that we shouldn’t eat more than 500g of red meat  a week, that we should … Continue reading

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