78 million more people in 2017

Despite the global aging and the relative slowdown in population growth, humanity has added 78,521,283 people in 2017. This represents a growth of + 1.07% over one year. Africa and Asia are the fastest growing regions, while Europe is aging and some countries are moving backward. An ever greater challenge for the world, with on…

Arctic is warming twice as fast as the global average

The Arctic continued in 2017 to warm at double the rate of the global temperature increase, resulting in the second warmest air temperatures, above average ocean temperatures, loss of sea ice, and a range of human, ocean and ecosystem effects, according to the United Nations weather agency. “While 2017 saw fewer records shattered than in…

Canada: population growth is accelerating

Statistics Canada has released its quarterly population update for the provinces and territories of the country. It now has almost 36.9 million inhabitants. Despite an aging population, Canada’s population growth has accelerated in recent quarters. Its annual growth rate has gone from 1.2% to 1.3% since the third quarter. A slight acceleration that follows others…

Report on inequality in the world

It will not have escaped anyone, or almost, that the world in which we live is deeply unequal, at various levels, and in various places. Not just in terms of fundamental human rights, such as freedom of thought, access to education, clean water, a healthy environment, toilets, a roof, food, and so on. Around these…

Mayotte: strong increase in population growth

INSEE has published the results of the 2017 census of Mayotte, department and overseas region of France located in the archipelago of Comoros, between Madagascar and the African continent. It appears that population growth, already the highest in France between 2007 and 2012 (+ 2.7% per year), increased again between 2012 and 2017, at +…

Eruption of Mount Agung in Bali, Indonesia

The eruption of Mount Agung in Bali, Indonesia forced the emergency evacuation of hundreds of thousands of people. An evacuation complicated by the fact that the local airport had to be closed because of dangerous emanations of the volcano. Bali is an important tourist center for the country, and tourists are among the first evacuees,…

152 million children at work around the world

One in ten children in the world, 152 million childs, are victims of the scourge of child labor, said the International Labor Organization (ILO) at the opening of the Fourth World Conference on the Sustainable Eradication of Child Labor, which was taking place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, from 14 to 16 November 2017. And among…

Haiti is the first victim of climate

Hurricanes, floods, droughts, extreme temperatures. A cocktail stopping net any development initiative of the poorest countries of the planet. According to the Global Climate Risk Index 2018, published by the NGO Germanwatch at the COP23 in Bonn this month, Haiti is the first victim of climate, with dramatic human and financial losses in 2016. This…

2017 is set to be in top three hottest years

2017 is expected to be the hottest year recorded in the absence of the El Niño phenomenon, said the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Monday in a report published in Bonn, Germany, on the occasion of UN 2017 Conference on Climate Change (COP23). “The last three years have been the warmest ever and are part of…