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    • A Tale of Two Worlds

    • By: Mara Hvistendahl
    • Narrated by: Jef Holbrook
    • Length: 19 mins
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    Roughly half a century ago, popular attention fixed on just one global population trend: sheer size. In his 1968 best seller The Population Bomb, Stanford University entomologist Paul R. Ehrlich warned that rapid population growth would outstrip production of food and other resources, with hundreds of millions dying of famine. Ehrlich’s fears were not realized, however.

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    • Unnatural Selection

    • Choosing Boys Over Girls and the Consequences of a World Full of Men
    • By: Mara Hvistendahl
    • Narrated by: Tamara Marston
    • Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
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    Lianyungang, a booming port city, has China's most extreme gender ratio for children under four: 163 boys for every 100 girls. These numbers don't seem terribly grim, but in 10 years, the skewed sex ratio will pose a colossal challenge. By the time those children reach adulthood, their generation will have 24 million more men than women. The prognosis for China's neighbors is no less bleak: Asia now has 163 million females "missing" from its population. And gender imbalance reaches far beyond Asia....

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    • By Seth P Dow on 07-30-15

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