New York City and Washington, D.C., will have radically altered climates by 2047. In seven years, inhabitants of New Guinea could be living in an unfamiliar world, one with a wholly different climate.
The world's population is expected to hit seven billion in the next few weeks. After growing very slowly for most of human history, the number of people on Earth has more than doubled in the last 50 years.
The energy we produce underpins pretty much everything we do. Without it, there would be no artificial light, no long-distance communication, no mass transport or large-scale manufacturing. Facebook and
What's it like to grow up in a world where no-one has brothers or sisters? Are siblings really that important? Researchers have been asking those questions for years - and China, with its famous one-child
It's often said that demographics are destiny. While the futures of nations are guided by much more than population trends, these demographic forces can play an awfully significant role. Countries need