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2nd February 2021

Guinea worm disease close to being eradicated

Guinea worm cases in humans fell by 50% in 2020, according to the Carter Center. The disease could be eradicated worldwide by 2030.

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25th August 2020

Africa has eradicated wild poliovirus

Africa has today been declared free of wild polio, the second human virus to be eradicated from the continent since smallpox 40 years ago.

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15th July 2020

World population expected to peak by 2064

A new study concludes that the global population is likely to peak in 2064 at 9.7 billion and fall to 8.8 billion by 2100. Geopolitical power will see major shifts, producing a more multi-polar world, according to the report.

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28th May 2020

Back to the Present as The Machine Stops

A guest piece by Richard Fox.

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5th February 2020

Sea level rise could reshape the United States and trigger migration inland

Using a machine learning algorithm, scientists have found that climate change-driven sea-level rise could trigger a mass migration of Americans to inland cities in the coming decades.

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21st January 2020

Capitalism: more harm than good?

A new survey reveals that despite a strong global economy and near full employment, a majority of respondents in every developed market do not believe they will be better off in five years' time, and 56% believe that capitalism in its current form is now doing more harm than good in the world.

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