What’s driving Africa’s population growth. And what can change it

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Media Type: News / Op - Ed

Date of Publication: November 17, 2019

Year of Publication: 2019

Author(s): Alex Ezeh, Garumma Tolu Feyissa

Newspaper: The Conversation

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Population growth rates continue to pose lingering challenges to development efforts on the continent. The population of Africa is expected to roughly double by 2050. This will add 1.2 billion people to Africa’s 2019 population of 1.3 billion people.

What’s driving population growth on the continent, and what can be done to slow the trend, is one of the subjects that will be addressed this week at the 8th African Population Conference in Entebbe in Uganda. A focus of the debate will be the role of behavioural nudges – interventions designed to change people’s behaviour – and incentives in achieving demographic transition in Africa.

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  • stevenearlsalmony

    Willfully avoided ecological science of human population dynamics.

    http://www.bioinfo.rpi.edu/bystrc/pub/pimentel.pdf

    All objects of Creation are routinely seen as being within the purview of science. Homo sapiens is an integral species within the web of life and ubiquitously regarded as creatures of Earth. Please consider the growth of absolute global human population numbers as a matter of a distinctly biological nature, just as the uncontested ecological science of human population dynamics indicates that it is. Note too, how human population dynamics is essentially similar to the population dynamics of other species which are also integrated members of the web of life of Earth.

    How on this good Earth can human beings with feet of clay be sensibly expected to stabilize much less reduce the uninterrupted, patently unsustainable growth of absolute global human population numbers when the root cause of unbridled human population growth is everywhere avoided and denied by the very experts who recognize the dire ecological consequences of that growth? Where are the scientists who will answer one question: Why is the human population continuing to grow worldwide, despite declining total fertility rates in so many Nation-States on Earth?

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  • stevenearlsalmony

    http://www.bioinfo.rpi.edu/bystrc/pub/pimentel.pdf

    All objects of Creation are routinely seen as being within the purview of science. Homo sapiens is an integral species within the web of life and ubiquitously regarded as creatures of Earth. Please consider the growth of absolute global human population numbers as a matter of a distinctly biological nature, just as the uncontested ecological science of human population dynamics indicates that it is. Note too, how human population dynamics is essentially similar to the population dynamics of other species which are also integrated members of the web of life of Earth.

    How on this good Earth can human beings with feet of clay be sensibly expected to stabilize much less reduce the uninterrupted, patently unsustainable growth of absolute global human population numbers when the root cause of unbridled human population growth is everywhere avoided and denied by the very experts who recognize the dire ecological consequences of that growth? Where are the scientists who will answer one question: Why is the human population continuing to grow worldwide, despite declining total fertility rates in so many Nation-States on Earth?

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  • Greeley Miklashek

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