family planning,family size,fertility,gdp growth,limits to growth,overpopulation,population decline,population growth,sustainable popluation
It’s a bit challenging to decide whether Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe belongs on the Wall of Shame or the Wall of Fame this week. His recent comments accepting Japan’s shrinking population – in the end – are dramatic enough that they outweigh his obvious worship of economic growth.
childfree,climate change,conception,contraception,economic growth,family planning,family size,overpopulation,population growth,sustainability
Today I applaud an eminently logical, but also heartfelt, response to mindless criticism of the suggestion that conceiving fewer children is a smart, clean, humane way to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
climate change,family planning,family size,overpopulation
A growing number of philosophers, ethicists, environmentalists and potential mothers are suggesting that moderating reproduction is a logical, responsible, and surprisingly effective means of curbing greenhouse gas emissions. Last week we heaped high praise on NPR (National Public Radio in the U.S.) for running a story about this.
Not surprisingly, that report – and its contents – struck fear in the hearts of some. Let’s look at some of the responses.
climate change,family planning,family size,fertility,overpopulation
childfree,climate change,conservation,contraception,family planning,family size,fertility,overpopulation,population growth,population taboo,sustainability,women's rights
It’s easy to like Simon Ross, chief executive of UK-based Population Matters. This is a class organization, and Ross is one of the most articulate spokespersons for the sustainable population movement. Today we honor on the Wall of Fame this recent op-ed published by The Independent: