"£1,300,000,000,000 in debt
By Dan Roberts and Iain Dey, Sunday Telegraph
Last Updated: 12:56am BST 17/06/2007
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The day of reckoning has arrived for a debt-soaked nation living for too long on easy credit. And it's going to hurt
e parece-me que não é só o Reino Unido que sofre desta molha...
"Fuse on the 'Population Bomb' Has Been Relit;
While the Developed World Deals with a 'Birth Dearth,' Populations Are Exploding in Developing Nations.
Two years ago, the UN projected that the number of people on this planet would reach 8.9 billion by 2050.. It has revised that projection to 9.2 billion.
Between 1970 and 1999, 80% of all civil conflicts occurred in countries in which 60% or more of the population was under age 30.
All those extra people will need more space, food, water, and other natural resources.
May 21, 2007 Christian Science Monitor "
"Disproportionate Growth of Urban Population Complicates Biodiversity; Cities Eating Up Resources and Habitat. There are more than 400 cities with more than one million people and while they occupy only 2% of the planet's surface, their residents are responsible for at least 75% of the resources consumed by the global population.
May 22, 2007 InterPress Service"