Record number :
2280867
Title of article :
Human populations and climate: Lessons from the past and future scenarios
Author/Authors :
Niquet-Léridon، نويسنده , , Henri، نويسنده ,
Issue Information :
روزنامه با شماره پیاپی سال 2008
Pages :
7
From page :
663
To page :
669
Abstract :
The world population has undergone some periods of fast acceleration (the Late Palaeolithic and Neolithic revolutions, the demographic explosion started round year 1500); compared to these episodes, periods of decline appear of much smaller magnitude (except locally, of course). A variety of recovery mechanisms have existed to limit the consequences of mortality crises. Climate fluctuations, e.g., did not stop the growth of the world population. The United Nations expect a further growth of the population from 6.5 billions today to nine billions in 2050, and a possible stabilization round 10 billions by the end of the century. These projections do not take into account possible and unforeseeable catastrophes, which might also induce some new international migrations.
Keywords :
climate , World population , Adaptation , Adaptation , Projections , Projections , catastrophes , catastrophes , Climat , population mondiale
Journal title :
Comptes Rendus Geoscience
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