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Population as driver

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Submitted by Alfonso (United States), Feb 19, 2016 at 09:48

This is a problem the world will generally face in coming decades. The role of population in the Arab Spring uprisings (they were not exclusively Arab, but that is another point) has not been examined adequately. Paul Ehrlich's scenarios from the 1970s have not come to pass as quickly as he predicted, but he has been accurate as to the countries that are the source of global instability and desperate migrations. A rich Gulf Arab country can desalinate seawater at scale. Yemen cannot.

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