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“It doesn’t make any sense” II

The world population rose from 1.6 billion in 1900 to 7 billion in October 2011, and the U.N. projects that it will reach 9.3 billion by 2050. Achieving agreement on the “right” number of people may be impossible, but it’s … Continue reading

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“Water, water, everywhere, nor any drop to drink”

One of the most startling things I learned on my recent trip to India was that many Indian homes have access to government-supplied water for only one hour a day. Thus the above quote describes, in slightly exaggerated fashion, one … Continue reading

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