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The Consequences of Increased Population Growth for Climate Change

David Rosnick, an Economist at the Center for Economic and Policy Research, uses the Global Change Assessment […]

Taking a Ride in the Time Machine

Erik Assadourian

This week I’ve been reading Global Environmental Politics: From Person to Planet, by State of the World 2013 contributor […]

Recent Surveys Fill in Gaps in Our Knowledge of Fertility

Carl Haub from the Population Reference Bureau summarizes the recently released data from the Demographic and Health […]

Landscape Game

How would you invest in a forest? Would you cut it down for timber, or preserve it […]

Population Matters December Update (Part II)

The December 2014 – Part II issue of Population Matters Update, the organization’s twice monthly newsletter, has […]

Population Institute Names 35th Annual Global Media Award Winners

“The Population Institute is pleased to announce the winners of the 35th annual Global Media Awards competition. […]

Not Wanting Kids Is Entirely Normal

Why the ingrained expectation that women should desire to become parents is unhealthy. Jessica Valenti writes, “American […]

UN Climate Change Conference 2014 Newsroom –Lima, Peru

Stay up to date with news from the UN Climate Change Conference 2014 in Lima, Peru. The […]

Clarke and Dawe – Growth first. Then these other things can be dealt with, whatever they are.

John Clarke and Bryan Dawe perform a satirical interview with Clarke assuming the persona of the current […]

A Holiday Wish. Probably a dream, maybe a hallucination…

Joan M. Diamond

The numbers aren’t in for the 2014 holiday shopping year; in fact, one of the challenges is […]

The Carbon Underground Tar Sands 20

From Fossil Free Indexes: “Long opposed for their huge environmental footprint and resource-intensive production, tar sands reserves […]

Mass Extinction: Life At The Brink

The Smithsonian Channel presents Mass Extinction: Like at the Brink “It’s death on an unimaginable scale, when […]

Not Doomed (Yet)

A Q&A With Extinction Experts Anthony Barnosky and Elizabeth Hadly Eric Simons asks UC Berkeley paleoecologist Anthony […]

United Nations climate conference in Peru

Population Matters shares news from the climate meeting in Lima, Peru which kicked off with UN Climate […]

India Close to Announcing Big Climate Change Shift in Lima

With the Lima Climate Change Conference underway, eyes are on India to see if the world’s second […]

NASA | A Year in the Life of Earth’s CO2

NASA Computer Model Provides a New Portrait of Carbon Dioxide

Dec. 9 | Breaking the Green Ceiling

December 9, 2014 | 12:30 – 2:00 pm (EST) |National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW | […]

School For Husbands Gets Men To Talk About Family Size

Jason Beaubien reports from Chadoakori, Niger on the School for Husbands program: “It’s a bunch of guys […]

The Metaphysics of Protection

“The Metaphysics of Protection is a lyrical paen to the Earth and the complex roots of her […]

Why Life Matters

Fifty Ecosystems of the Heart and Mind “Dr. Michael Charles Tobias and Jane Gray Morrison are world-renowned […]

Risk from extreme weather set to rise

Professsor Georgina Mace talks to BBC News about the Royal Society’s recently released report, Resilience to extreme […]

Turning Around to See My Footprint

Erika Gavenus

Have you used the Global Footprint Network’s Calculator to estimate the amount of biologically productive area needed […]

Online Course: Planetary Boundaries and Human Opportunities

The quest for safe and just development on a resilient planet. The Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC) and […]

The Blue Dot Tour

The David Suzuki Foundation is pushing Canada to amend its Charter of Rights and Freedoms to include […]

Human population reduction is not a quick fix for environmental problems

Abstract: The inexorable demographic momentum of the global human population is rapidly eroding Earth’s life-support system. There are […]

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