SHEET 1. INDEX of the 12 titles with brief summaries, as on this page, but plus maps and figures for Australia and the world
SHEET 2. POPULATION STATISTICS OF THE WORLD. Graph of population growth from 5000 BC to now, and tables of population growth by country in the last 100 years, with indicators at 100 years ago, 50 years ago, now and projected for say 2020. Pacific Islanders are one category. A paragraph on population crises and crashes and the inhumane ways that in which tribes and peoples used to remain ’sustainable’. See Russell & Russell.
SHEET 3. WATER RESOURCES AND PROBLEMS OF THE WORLD. Maps and tables show rainfall and underground aquifers; approximate water use per head of population; areas where fresh surface drinking water is short; the state of the great river basins of the world, such as Nile, Euphrates, Murray-Darling, Brahmaputra, Mekong, Yang-tze, Jordan Valley, etc); countries and coasts (eg Dubai) relying on desalination, projected effects of climate change. Tables of waterborne diseases in the world likely to increase with climate change.
SHEET 4. WATER RESOURCES OF AUSTRALIA including a comparative rivers table, why diverting water from the north cannot cope with evaporations etc, salinity and the problems of non-renewing artesian waters. Areas relying more than 30% on artesian resources and projected life. The solution to divert northern rivers and problems (the total amount of divertible water contrasted with world river systems, cost-benefit of the project, cost-benefit of maintenance - pumping, 90% evaporation, etc). The cost of agriculture - some tables of water needs, including needs of city dwellers.
SHEET 5. FEEDING POPULATIONS now and in the future. Maps showing poor areas that rely on food imports, with shading for those unlikely to be able to feed themselves with their present populations. Table of countries and regions permanently food importing a) 50 years ago. b) Now. Table of location of refugee camps over ten years old and over 10,000 refugees. Major sources of food and what is happening to them, including fish stocks and food baskets. Map of soil degradation. Sources of fertilisers.
SHEET 6. AUSTRALIAN SOILS – with extracts from Mary White’s history of Gondwanaland and how it lost its green, maps showing salination, erosion, nutrient imbalances etc. Aerial maps of before and now. How much of the soil underAustralian forestry cannot bear repeated felling. The problem of natural fire cycles for old-growth and repeated logging of plantations, that each time the poor Australian soil loses nutrients that are not). The cost of agriculture for Australian soils - how much a kilo of wheat can cost the future.
SHEET 7. i. WHO GAINS FROM POPULATION GROWTH. Mass markets, unearned rises in property values, the construction industry, industries concerned with rearing the young. FURPHIES. Large populations are not needed for genius to prosper - examples of Athens, Florence, Edinburgh. Small and enterprising prospering countries - Scandinavia, Switzerland, Singapore.
ii. WHO LOSES FROM POPULATION GROWTH - PROBLEMS. Slums - some now 20 million in size, pollution, devastation of resources, traffic jams, insecurity, alienation, waste problems
SHEET 8. AGEING AND STABLE POPULATIONS AND QUALITY OF LIFE.
SHEET 9. AUSTRALIAN POPULATION GROWTH AND QUALITY OF LIFE.
SHEET 10. THE GREAT RESOURCE-GUZZLERS AND DEVELOPING COUNTRIES. Measuring the size of your footprint.
SHEET 11. HOW CIVILISATIONS HAVE DIED. Include map with deserts, references to Easter Island and St. Kilda, and Russell & Russell..
SHEET 12. POPULATION AND CLIMATE CHANGE, POLLUTION, WAR, DISEASE and other threats to the planet
SHEET 13. ACTIONS AND SOLUTIONS - a summing up
For further information
For Tables and Grafs: download pdf http://home.vicnet.net.au/~ozideas/ popgrafstablesworld 11mar3.pdf
How the world's population is still growing, listed nation by nation
What drives population growth
Unplanned consequences of good works
Humane solutions to ghastly problems
World population growth - tables (and see pdf)
World population growth - graphs (and see pdf)
Population - http://www.vicnet.net.au/~ozideas/poprus.htm
Population crises and cycles throughout history. An important book by Claire and W M S Russell.
An ageing population is not disastrous
Population as a front page issue at http://www.onlineopinion.com.au/view.asp?article=6776