climate change,contraception,family planning,family size,overpopulation
Can you believe it? This is getting to be a routine occurrence – media coverage of young women reconsidering bringing children into a world already so overpopulated we’re damaging the Earth’s life-support systems we depend on.
biodiversity,climate change,contraception,economic growth,family planning,family size,limits to growth,overpopulation,overshoot,population growth
family planning,family size,fertility,overpopulation,overshoot,population growth,sustainability
I have a problem, a few problems actually, with this essay recently reposted at Resilience.org, a source of great thinking and insights:
The Population Problem: Not as Bad as You Might Think
It’s not that I want to be “alarmist,” but the problem is worse than most people think. But I agree with and admire the intention of the author, Karen Lynn Allen. She wants us to know we can solve the problem, so let’s roll up our sleeves and get busy.
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.