- BHP Billiton makes hostile $40 bln bid for Potash
Anglo-Australian mining giant BHP Billiton on Wednesday launched an enormous hostile takeover bid for Canada's Potash Corp which values the world's largest fertiliser producer at 40 billion dollars.The formal bid, worth the equivalent of 31 billion euros, would allow the energy and metals giant to expand into the agricultural sector amid soaring wheat prices, keen food demand and a rising global population. アングロオーストラリアの鉱山大手BHPビリトンは19日、エネルギー、金属、巨大な許可とカナダのポタッシュ株40000000000 dollars.The正式な入札で、世界最大の肥料生産値、31億ユーロの同等の価値の巨大な敵対的買収を開始農業部門への高騰、小麦価格の中で展開し、熱心な食糧需要の上昇世界の人口
- Global food crisis: Changing diets could cause more problems than rising population | Richard King
Demands for a more western diet in some emerging countries could have a more detrimental affect on global health and hunger than population growthWhy will nearly one in seven people go to bed hungry tonight? After all, the world currently produces enough food for everyone. Today's major problems in the food system are not fundamentally about supply keeping up with demand, but more about how food gets from fields and on to forks.Hunger – along with obesity, obscene waste and appalling environmental degradation – is an outcome of our broken food system. And the challenge of producing enough food to meet demand looks set to increase. With the world's population expected to grow from around 7 billion today to more than 9 billion in 2050 – an increase of nearly one-third – there will certainly be a lot more stomachs to fill. The UN has forecast that, on current trends, demand may increase by 70% over the same period, and that's without even tackling current levels of hunger.But population growth, per se, is not the primary problem. By 2050 an estimated seven out of 10 people will live in poor countries reliant on food imports. The quantities of food eaten by each of these people every day is likely to be an unjustifiable fraction of what anyone reading this blog has already eaten today.Instead, the real crunch is likely to come from the changing dietary preferences from people in some large emerging countries. Economic growth, urbanisation and rising affluence are increasingly bringing with them higher demand for convenient, processed foods, for meat, and for dairy products – in short, a more western diet.This change in demand has significant environmental consequences. Feeding livestock is much less resource-efficient than growing grains for human consumption. Already, one- いくつかの新興国の他の西洋食の需要は世界的な健康と飢餓人口growthWhy以上の詳細有害な影響を与える可能性ががほぼ一七の人々がベッド空腹今夜に行く？結局のところ、世界は現在、皆のための十分な食料を生成します
- The Financial Riddles in the Groupon S-1
Groupon's subscriber base accounts for 1.2% of the world's population. The fastest-growing company ever isn't just an American story. The Chicago, Illinois e-retailer/deal aggregator has moved all over the world to 43 countries, spending $203 million in acquisition expenses to grow its user base to the 83 million subscribers it lists in its prospectus for a near-term IPO. (For the record that's just 1.2% of the world's population.) 世界の人口の1.2％Grouponの加入者ベースを占めている
- Feeding Frenzy For Ag Stocks As Food Shortages Begin To Bite
How are we going to feed two more Chinas by 2050? According to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Population Division, the “world population is projected to grow from 6.1 billion in 2000 to 8.9 billion in 2050” – an increase of about 50% . This means that on average, every year for the next 50 years, the world population will grow by about the number of people that live now in Italy, and total population growth over the next 50 years will be more than twice the size of the current population in China. どのように我々が2050年までにさらに2つの暴走と中国の覇権主義を供給するつもりですか？約50％の増加 - 経済の国連部と社会局人口部によると、。。u0026quot;世界の人口は2050年には8900000000から6100000000 2000年から成長すると予測されている。。u0026quot;
- Muslim populations by country: how big will each Muslim population be by 2030?
Muslim populations around the world - and their size in 2030 - have been calculated by a respected US thinktank. See what the data says• Get the dataMuslim populations around the world will grow by 25% in the next two decades, according to new research by the US-based Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life.This is the second time that Pew have studied global Muslim populations before - we wrote about it last year.The data is very detailed - it shows population by country, and Muslim populations as the percentage of each country's populationPew have produced a great interactive visualisation of there own here too.The key findings of the Pew research are:• If current trends continue, Muslims will make up 26.4% of the world's total projected population of 8.3bn in 2030, up from 23.4% of the estimated 2010 world population of 6.9bn• From 1990 to 2010, the global Muslim population increased at an average annual rate of 2.2%, compared with the projected rate of 1.5% for the period from 2010 to 2030• 79 countries will have a million or more Muslim inhabitants in 2030, up from 72 countries today• In the US the population projections show the number of Muslims more than doubling over the next two decades, rising from 2.6m in 2010 to 6.2m in 2030• In Europe, the Muslim share of the population is expected to grow by nearly one-third over the next 20 years, rising from 6% of the region's inhabitants in 2010 to 8% in 2030• The UK's Muslim population is set to rise from 2.9m now to 5.6m in 2030 - up from 2% of the UK population to 4.6%The full data is below. What can you do with it?Data summary Download the data• DATA: download the full spreadsheet• DOWNLOAD the full data from the Pew Foundation (PDF)More dataData journalism and data visualisations from the GuardianWorld government data 世界中のイスラム教徒の人口は - そして2030年にその大きさ - 尊敬される米国のシンクタンクで計算されている
- International foundation to help conserve large crane habitat in China
The International Crane Foundation (ICF) is to conduct a 5-year crane conservation program at China's largest freshwater lake, said ICF vice chairman James T. Harris Tuesday.
Located in east China's Jiangxi Province, the Poyang Lake Basin is important to the waterbirds with 95 percent of the global population of Siberian cranes, 50 percent of white-naped cranes, 50 percent of swan geese migrating there for winter.
Under the agreement, which will be signed by the ICF and the Poyang Lake Nat ... 国際ツル財団（ICF）が湖の淡水最大の年間クレーン保全プログラムを、中国のAされて行って5日に言ったICFの副会長して、James T. Harrisさん火曜日は江西省の
- What will happen to the world's population? Visualised
What will happen to the world's population by 2100? Spanish design house Bestiaro has produced this visualisation of the UN population data for usSimon Rogers
- World population by country: UN guesses the shape of the world by 2100
What is the world's population according to the latest UN estimates? See when it will hit 10 billion - and which countries are growing fastest• Get the dataBy the end of this year the world's seven billionth citizen will be born. The latest United Nations population estimates, out this week, say the global population will reach 10bn in the next 90 years.According to the UN Population Division's best-case 'medium' estimate - and you can see the original report here - it will take 13 years to add the eighth billion, 18 years to add the ninth billion and 40 years to reach the tenth billion.The big increases are coming from countries with high fertility rates - the high-fertility countries identified by the UN comprise of 39 countries in Africa, nine in Asia, six in Oceania and four in Latin America. Today, 42% of the world's population lives in low-fertility countries, defined in the UN report as countries where women are not having enough children to ensure that, on average, each woman is replaced by a daughter who survives to the age of procreationLow-fertility countries include all countries in Europe except Iceland and Ireland. Europe is the one region in the world to see its population decline by 2100 - and you can see below how fertility rates go down across the globe by 2100: That trend is not repeated in the UK - our population has grown by 23% since 1950, and will grow another 21% by the year 2100 to reach 75.7m.Population expert Hans Rosling points out the release is a treasure trove of new data, including detailed fertility rates by country, life expectancy and migration figures.The high-fertility countries (> 3 kids per women) are mainly in Africa and only have 18% of the world population = 1.2 billion people. They are expected to tripple their population to 3 どのような最新の国連の推計によると、世界の人口のですか？ 、どの国が最も•は、世界の7億市民が誕生する今年末までにdataByを取得成長している - それが10億ヒットするときに参照してください
- World population to reach 7 billion this year
Global population is projected to reach seven billion on October 31 this year, according to an estimate unveiled today by the UN Population Fund and others.The UN body will work with related organisations to hold a series of activities... 世界の人口は推定によると、今年の10月31日に70億に達すると予想される一連の活動を保持するために、関係機関と動作する国連人口基金とothers.The国連機関が今日発表した...
- China may grow old before it grows rich | Isabel Hilton
A rapidly ageing, gender-skewed population is giving China a headache – as are migrant workers who have moved off the landOne in five of the world's population is Chinese, a statistic that has generated a number of bad jokes and, more importantly, the unavoidable weight of a rising China in the world. In few other countries have the questions of how many people there are, and where and how they live mattered more for public policy.Last November, 6 million census workers interviewed 400 million households in China in the country's sixth national census. The first results, released by the National Bureau of Statistics, reveal a rapidly ageing, male-dominated population that continues to expand – up 5.7% since 1990 to 1.339 billion, that is considerably better educated at tertiary level than a decade ago and, for the first time in Chinese history, is on the edge of becoming predominantly urban. The census results are both a map of three decades of profound social and economic change in China, and a signpost for the future.China's planners are still grappling with the consequences of Mao Zedong's belief that the more people China had, the better: China's huge population, Mao thought, could survive a nuclear war with the USSR. Faced with an imminent further population explosion, Mao's successors imposed China's draconian one-child policy which, 30 years later, is still shaping China's social and economic choices.Clearly visible in these latest census results are the trends that informed China's 12th five-year plan, published earlier this year: first, that the day is in sight when China will run out of the cheap labour that has fuelled its growth in the past three decades; second, that the gender imbalance is worryingly large, the result of a preference for an only son over a 急速に高齢化、ジェンダー歪んだ人口は中国に頭痛を与えている - として、世界の人口の5人にlandOneをオフに移動している出稼ぎ労働者は中国人ですが、悪い冗談の数を生成して、より重要なのは、やむを得ない事由を統計世界で台頭する中国の重量
- Is this the answer to latent TB?
Only 10% of people with latent tuberculosis go on to develop the active disease. Monica Desai asks who stands to benefit if the latest research bears fruitTuberculosis. Surely that's not a disease we worry about in the UK?Unfortunately, that's far from the truth. It is true that of the 9 million people who develop TB every year, the largest number of cases are in south-east Asia. The disease kills 1.8 million people per year according to the World Health Organisation, that's about the same number as die from Aids.However, it's not just a disease of the developing world. In the UK, we've seen a rise to more than 9,000 new cases per year. That's more than the number of new diagnoses of leukaemia every year in the UK.But not everyone who is exposed to TB gets the disease. More than a third of the world's population has been exposed to TB, resulting in an immune response, but only one in 10 of these people will go on to develop the active disease, with symptoms such as cough, fever and weight loss. Exposure without these symptoms is called latent TB.Current tests for TB do a poor job of distinguishing between who will go on to develop active disease and who won't. As a result, we're unnecessarily treating nine of every 10 people with latent TB.Conventional treatment for latent TB is a long regimen of drugs, such as isoniazid. There is some good evidence that this prevents the active disease from developing. But there are also problems: first off, who wants to take a drug every day for nine months, when they don't have symptoms of the disease? And how long should the treatment go on for? Three months or as long as a year? There is no marker to identify that the latent disease has been successfully treated.TB drugs can cause liver damage and nerve problems. As a result, in th 潜。結核を持つ人々の10％だけがアクティブに疾患を発症するに進みます
- Eight steps to a better world
In 2000, UN members signed the Millennium Declaration, an ambitious initiative identifying improvements they would make on issues affecting billions of peopleIn 2000, every member state of the United Nations signed up to the Millennium Declaration, which committed them to an ambitious set of eight goals by 2015 on issues such as halving the proportion of the world's population living on under $1 a day and achieving universal primary education.In the last 10 years, there have been huge achievements such as a dramatic rise in the number of children going to school in sub-Saharan Africa, and a fall in the number living in poverty in Asia.Click on the links on the right to learn more about each millennium development goal (MDG) and read powerful reports from around the world on how countries are making progress – or not – on the goals, from schooling in Tanzania to hunger in Indian slums, from HIV treatment in Russia to infant mortality in Brazil.Each goal incorporates several targets and uses particular indicators to measure the performance of every country; alongside each case study, we summarise the key information on each goal.The goals have succeeded in mobilising political will, increasing aid flows and helping governments to focus on human development. But several goals are off-track, in particular maternal mortality, while progress on poverty could be reversed in the next few years as food prices rise and the impact of the economic recession bears down heavily on the developing world.What is increasingly clear from progress reports ahead of the 2010 UN summit is that growing inequality is apparent across the globe; too often progress on the MDGs has not reached the poorest sections of the population. Furthermore, in countries where there is high population growth, メンバーは、ミレニアム宣言を、彼らはpeopleIn 2000、8つの目標の野心的なセットに、それらを犯したミレニアム宣言に署名し、国連のすべての加盟国の数十億に影響を与える問題について確認する改善を識別する野心的なイニシアティブに署名、国連2000では、問題について、2015年までにこのような1日1ドル未満で、世界の人口の割合を半減し、過去10年間の初等education.Inを達成するように、学校に行く子どもの数が劇的に上昇などの巨大な成果があったサハラ以南のアフリカ、右のリンクの上をAsia.Clickの貧困の中で番号の生活の中で秋には、各ミレニアム開発目標（MDGs）の詳細について学習し、国が前進している方法については、世界中から強力なレポートを読む - かどうか - 目標に、Brazil.Each目標の乳児死亡、ロシアでのHIV治療からインドのスラム街で、飢餓、教育タンザニアからいくつかのターゲットが組み込まれており、あらゆる国のパフォーマンスを測定するために、特定の指標を使用して、各ケーススタディと並んで、我々は政治的意志を動員することに成功した各goal.The目標についての重要な情報を、援助の流れを高め、政府が人間開発に焦点を助ける要約
- Ramadan is not an excuse for gluttony | Shaista Aziz
Ramadan should remind us of those less fortunate, but in some parts of the Muslim world it means gorging yourself after sunsetAn estimated 1.6 billion Muslims around the world are marking the start of one of the most important months in the religious calendar, Ramadan. We believe that it was during Ramadan that the Qur'an was revealed to the prophet Muhammad. So, for the next 30 days Muslims will abstain from water and food from sunrise to sunset. The sound of rumbling tummies will echo from Milton Keynes to Mecca.Fasting is a humbling but rewarding experience. It's also exhausting and testing, a necessary reminder of the struggle that the majority of the world's population face every day to find food and water to nourish themselves and their families.As I write this it's nearly 4am. I've prayed and finished eating suhoor, which is the Arabic word for the meal that Muslims eat early in the morning before beginning their day of fasting. This morning my husband and I munched on hummus with warm pitta bread, yoghurt and a handful of blueberries, and drank tea and water. Our cats seem to have got into the spirit of Ramadan. One of them tapped me on the leg as I made my blurry-eyed way to the kitchen to tell me she wanted an early breakfast too.As we sat down to suhoor we were reminded that in much of the Muslim world people would be starting the fast with much less than us, including the almost 14 million people whose lives have been devastated by the floods in Pakistan. It's a sobering thought.In stark contrast, there are some parts of the Muslim world where Ramadan has become an excuse to gorge on lavish, artery-choking foods and party like its 1431 (which it is, according to the Islamic lunar calendar).Around the Arabian Gulf, hotels are decked out to look like halal hip ラマダンはこれらの恵まれないの、私たちを思い出させる必要がありますが、それは自分自身をむさぼり意味イスラム世界の一部でsunsetAnは、世界中の1つの宗教的なカレンダー、ラマダン中で最も重要なか月の始まりを告げる1600000000イスラム教徒を推定した
- European birth rates data: what's happening to Germany?
Western European countries are having fewer babies - and the lowest of them all is Germany. See how the data compares• Get the dataThe world's population may be growing at a startling rate, but Western Europe tells another story. Birthrates across many Western European countries are now at their lowest for years. And the lowest of them all, according to the latest figures from Eurostat, is Germany.Germany's birth rate - which is the number of births per 1,000 women of child-bearing age - is now 7.88. That's down 16% in the last ten years and the lowest in the country's history. Other countries whose rates have also declined include Italy, the Netherlands and Portugal.Meanwhile, the UK and Spain have seen their birthrates rising, as have most of Eastern Europe.We've extracted the data for you play with - including ISO country codes. What can you do with the numbers?Download the data• DATA: download the full list as a spreadsheetCan you do something with this data?Flickr Please post your visualisations and mash-ups on our Flickr group or mail us at email@example.comWorld government data• Search the world's government datasets• More environment data• Get the A-Z of data• More at the Datastore directory• Follow us on TwitterSummary dataGermanyPopulationEuropean commissionItalySpainPortugalNetherlandsSimon Rogersguardian.co.uk © Guardian News & Media Limited 2010 | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds
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- Letters: Reasons to keep Europe's CAP
The assumption that the common agricultural policy (CAP) is a wasteful boondoggle (Rotten but here to stay, 5 July) is at best misguided and at worst misleading. This week, as the European parliament votes on CAP reform post-2013, it is clear that MEPs are coming to a consensus on the ways to tackle entrenched and endemic issues.The report I authored – The Future of the common agricultural policy after 2013 – which sets out these reforms, puts sustainable, fair and green credentials at the heart of the CAP.For the first time, direct support payments to farmers will be linked to efforts to tackle climate change. A reformed and renewed CAP will treat farmers as part of the solution to climate change, not part of the problem. This includes making sure the majority of farmers can join agri-environment schemes, encouraging the development of small-scale renewables and, as your editorial pointed out, creating opportunities to produce carbon sinks from peat bogs.But land management cannot be the only focus of the CAP. In the coming years we face a growing global population, coupled with a substantial increase in demand for food against the backdrop of less land, less water and less energy.Simply scrapping the CAP, as some have suggested, would lead to the demise of food production across vast tracts of poor-quality land in Europe, leading to widespread land abandonment. For many communities, locally sourced food would become a thing of the past. At the same time, food production would intensify on the good-quality land, which could lead to serious environmental degradation.Such an approach would cause untold damage to our landscape, communities and the environment. Rather than seeing the CAP as simply evil, it is better to look upon it as a necessary evil and welcome the Europ 仮定共通農業政策（CAP）を無駄な無駄な仕事（ロットンが、ここで、5月）最高の見当違いで、誤解を招く最悪です滞在することです
- Timothy Radcliffe on the crisis | Andrew Brown
More Catholic thoughts on the abuse crisis, from the admirable Dominican Timothy RadcliffeAlso this morning, Timothy Radcliffe writes in the Tablet on why he is still a Catholic. He is one of the most personally impressive Christians I have ever known; I don't like to write about that sort of thing partly because of an old joke which says that the superego is that part of the personality dissolved by alcohol. Well, goodness is that part of the personality which dissolved in journalism and any attempt to describe or testify to it results in absurdity or worse – cf Malcolm Muggeridge. However, I listen carefully to anything Timothy Radcliffe has to say, and his defence of the Vatican is interesting as well as well-informed: It is generally imagined that the Vatican is a vast and efficient organisation. In fact it is tiny. The CDF only employs 45 people, dealing with doctrinal and disciplinary issues for a Church which has 1.3 billion members, 17 per cent of the world's population, and some 400,000 priests. When I dealt with the CDF as Master of the Dominican Order, it was obvious that they were struggling to cope. Documents slipped through the cracks. Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger lamented to me that the staff was simply too small for the job.People are furious with the Vatican's failure to open up its files and offer a clear explanation of what happened. Why is it so secretive? Angry and hurt Catholics feel a right to transparent government. I agree. But we must, in justice, understand why the Vatican is so self-protective. There were more martyrs in the twentieth century than in all the previous centuries combined. Bishops and priests, Religious and laity were assassinated in Western Europe, in Soviet countries, in Africa, Latin America and Asia.Many Catholics still s 立派なドミニカ共和国ティモシーRadcliffeAlsoから虐待の危機に関するさらに詳しいカトリック考え、今朝、ティモシーラドクリフは、タブレットで、彼はまだカトリック理由に書き込みます
- United Nations population data for every country in the world
The world's population is growing at a startling rate. These figures show the number of people in each country on the globe• Get the dataHow many people live in each country in the world - and how is the world's population growing? The best source on earth for the answer is the United Nations population division and this comprehensive set of data shows estimates for the populations of every country in the world, going from 1950 all the way up to 2050. It shows that the developed world will shrink and the developing world will grow. These are the figures compared, courtesy of Timetric:Showing these by percentage change over the whole period - giving you the fastest growing countries globally - could be an interesting visualisation. Robin McKie writes that Britain will become one of the world's 'lifeboats' as resources get scarce as the world's population increases. And, at the end of last year, Africa got its billionth citizen:Climbing from 110 million in 1850, Africa's headcount reached this threshold in 2009, according to the United Nations, although patchy census data in many countries means that no one can say where or when.These are the latest figures - what can you do with them?Download the data• DATA: World populations by country - up to 2050World government data• Search the world's government with our gatewayCan you do something with this data?Flickr Please post your visualisations and mash-ups on our Flickr group or mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org• Get the A-Z of data• More at the Datastore directory• Follow us on TwitterData summary PopulationUnited NationsSimon Rogersguardian.co.uk © Guardian News & Media Limited 2010 | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds