Population

Op-Ed

A Tactical Leap of Faith

Author: Michael J. Gerson
Washington Post

Michael Gerson writes that Barack Obama is properly understood as a man of the religious left, in the tradition of Martin Luther King Jr. However, while he has made progress gaining support in the religious community, his stance on abortion continues to keep him from gaining widespread evangelical support.

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Analysis Brief

Six Billion Consumers and Rising

Author: Lee Hudson Teslik

In recent decades, efficiency gains in food and energy production have helped offset the demands of a rising world population. Experts wonder when this trend will hit a wall.

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Must Read

IDMC: Iraq: A Displacement Crisis

This report from the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre and the Norwegian Refugee Council says that Iraq now represents a crisis of population displacement. It says more than 727,000 people are estimated to have been internally displaced due to sectarian and generalized violence in Iraq between February 2006 and March 2007.

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Audio

America at 300 Million (Audio)

Speakers: Joseph Chamie, Robert A. Suro, and Michael S. Teitelbaum
Presider: Garrick Utley

Listen to experts discuss the social, political, and economic implications of the U.S. population surpassing 300 million.

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