Category Archives: Population Growth Issues

Opinion | We Need to Offer More Than Asylum – by Roberto Suro – NYT

Enforcement alone won’t stop them, certainly not enforcement consistent with our laws. So the root causes must be addressed. In the meantime, the families will keep coming. As we’re seeing yet again, our asylum system is dysfunctional. What we need … Continue reading

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Germany’s Europe-Shaking Political Crisis Over Migrants Explained – The New York Times

By Max Fisher and Katrin Bennhold July 3, 2018 88 The near political breakdown in Germany marks the beginning of the end for the European experiment, for an era of openness toward refugees and migrants in the West, and for … Continue reading

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Opinion | First They Came for the Migrants – by Michelle Goldberg – NYT

The sci-fi writer William Gibson once said, “The future has arrived — it’s just not evenly distributed yet.” In America in 2018, the same could be said of authoritarianism. Since Donald Trump was elected, there’s been a boom in best-selling … Continue reading

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Helping the Rohingya – The New York Times

By Tiffany May Sept. 29, 2017 Here are some of the organizations responding to the Rohingya refugee crisis. Some are trying to gain access to restricted areas of the western state of Rakhine in Myanmar, where many ethnic Rohingya Muslims … Continue reading

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Opinion | Trump Immigration Policy Veers From Abhorrent to Evil – by Nicholas Kristof – NYT

“We as a nation have crossed so many ugly lines recently, yet one new policy of President Trump’s particularly haunts me. I’m speaking of the administration’s tactic of seizing children from desperate refugees at the border. “I was given only … Continue reading

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Opinion | As Population Growth Slows- Populism Surges – The New York Times

“Nicola Gatta, the mayor of Candela in southeastern Italy (population 2,700), is desperate to reverse two decades of population decline and literally keep his town on the map. If you accept his invitation to move there, he will pay you … Continue reading

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Greece’s Island of Despair – The New York Times

His brown eyes sunken and flat, Jahangir Baroch had spent another sleepless night in the metal container on the Greek island of Lesbos where he has lived for more than a year. “There was no electricity in the container last … Continue reading

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Opinion | These Kids Could Tutor World Leaders – by Nicholas Kristof – NYT

  NDONGA, Central African Republic — This remote village doesn’t have an official school, and there’s no functioning government to build one. So the villagers, desperate to improve their children’s lives, used branches and leaves to construct their own dirt-floor … Continue reading

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Bigger Is Not Better for Ocean Conservation – by Luiz A. Rocha – NYT

Those areas — totaling almost 350,000 square miles — will encompass islands some 600 miles offshore and increase Brazil’s protected areas to nearly 25 percent of its waters from about 1.5 percent now. The Ministry of the Environment is creating … Continue reading

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A Parable of Self-Destruction – by Nicholas Kristof – NYT

Scientists and historians have since solved the mystery. The statues, or moai, were built over hundreds of years by Easter Islanders themselves — a formerly advanced Polynesian society that was prosperous enough to make ever bigger and more ornate statues. … Continue reading

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