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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    In population debate, growth for its own sake is no answer

    Posted Oct 28th 2013, 10:08pm by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Peter Kammerer says our obsessive focus on the workforce in the population debate is an approach that ignores quality of life Growth control The government's latest consultation on population follows a familiar theme. Fertility rates are among the lowest in the world, we're fast ageing, the workforce is shrinking and unless there is lots of new- preferably ...

  2. Maoist advance pushes Nepal to brink of collapse

    Posted Sep 19th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... has the worst poverty rates in Asia and among the highest in the world; investors and tourists are staying away and the only visitors of any consequence are soldiers from India, China, the US ... of the landlocked country's 26.5 million people live in isolated foothills of the Himalayas, far from the government's reach - fertile ground for the Maoists. Present-day borders were defined ...

  3. Grains of truth

    Posted Jun 19th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... of grass during ploughing led to the exposure of fertile topsoil to the elements. A severe drought in the 1930s created a dust bowl and winds sent choking clouds of midwest US soil to Chicago ... by a severe drought, are advancing towards north-central regions including Beijing at a rate of 3,650 sq km a year. Deserts comprise about 18 per cent of the mainland's land area and desertified ...



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