climate change

The Current State of Global Food Insecurity

Chronic food insecurity is a global, long-standing problem—we outlined the links between rapid population growth and food insecurity previously (read more here). Conflict and instability, climate shocks such as severe droughts and recently, swarms of locusts, and rapidly rising global food prices all contribute to food insecurity. Covid-19, which was declared a pandemic in March […]

The Links Between Population and the Environment, Explained

Earth’s complex natural systems sustain all life. Biodiverse terrestrial, freshwater, and marine ecosystems also enhance human livelihoods and well-being. When human numbers were small, our impact on the environment was localized and minimal (for a visual representation of how human population numbers have grown throughout history, check out Population Education’s famous “dot” video!). However, as […]

Ten Population and Environment Connections

Human caused environmental changes, while felt everywhere, manifest differently by location. A forest you once explored on the periphery of New York State’s Adirondack Park may have large clearings from decreased fracking regulations—a relic from the Trump administration. You may have been ordered to evacuate your coastal home on the Gulf of Mexico in the […]

A Scientist’s Silly Musings on the Serious Subject of Population Growth

Deep knowledge and professional acumen in one area does not confer expertise in all subjects. The false alarm sounded about ostensible population decline in a recent Irish Times commentary entitled Reducing World Population May Be a Bad Idea by Dr. William Reville, Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry at Ireland’s University College Cork, is an excruciating case […]

Population Connection Launches Project Highlighting the Effects of Population Growth on Climate Change

Sign Up to Help Stop Climate Change As the United States’ leading grassroots organization seeking to stabilize global population through education about population challenges and advocacy supporting U.S. investment in voluntary domestic and international family planning programs, Population Connection will launch a project aimed at illuminating the link between empowering women and girls and addressing […]

Scientists Call for Population Stabilization—and Gradual Reduction—to Mitigate “Climate Emergency”

Over 11,000 scientists from 153 countries signed on to an article — “World Scientists’ Warning of a Climate Emergency” — published in BioScience yesterday, declaring that we’re facing a “climate emergency.” Prominent climate scientist James Hansen is among the signatories. It’s a short piece, published in the “Viewpoint” section of the academic journal, and it’s […]

We Can Save the Planet if We React Decisively: The Healing Ozone Layer Is Proof

I admit, when I heard that today was International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, my initial reaction was confusion. Wait, I thought. The ozone layer gets its own day? I thought we already fixed that. Back in the 90s, we heard a lot about the holes in the ozone layer and how […]

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