Merry Christmas everyone! Unfortunately this will be the last DID blogpost for 2015: Shannon, the boys and I are heading down south for a Christmas break with family next week. But don’t worry, we will be back in the New Year and will continue to bring you interesting stories from around the globe about our world’s changing population. But for now we are looking forward to relaxing, enjoying time with family and hopefully getting some fine, hot summer days (we have been trying to explain to our eldest son Thomas that here in New Zealand it doesn’t snow at Christmas – he is getting very confused!)
We hope that all of our readers have a fantastic Christmas holiday season and that you all travel safely.

See you in 2016!

Marcus Roberts is a Senior Researcher at the Maxim Institute in Auckland, New Zealand, and was co-editor of the former MercatorNet blog, Demography is Destiny. Marcus has a background in the law, both...