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Image from UN AIDS Awareness | Island Nimbus | CC BY-ND 2.0

Voluntary family planning to minimise and mitigate climate change

John Guillebaud calls for action to tackle the effect of a rapidly growing world population on greenhouse gas […]

Yellow Bike by Guido Gloor Modjib | Flickr | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Mindful Climate Action: Health and Environmental Co-Benefits from Mindfulness-Based Behavioral Training

Discussion of potential co-benefits are common when attention turns to the relationship between public health and climate […]

StethoGlobe

Climate change, human health, and epidemiological transition.

Barrett, Charles, and Temte survey the human health consequences of the damage we are causing to the […]

Front Cover of Jaws: The Story of a Hidden Epidemic | Stanford University Press

Jaws: The Story of a Hidden Epidemic

Pause for a moment to look around and note how industrialization has changed your everyday life. The […]

Polar bear faces shorter ice season in the Arctic. Image by Mario Hoppman | Flickr | CC BY 2.0

Update on the World’s Diminishing Resources

Gioietta Kuo surveys the troubling reduction in the world’s precious resources. Beginning with deforestation, covering biodiversity loss, […]

Reducing human population would affect both supply and requirement of working hours. Punch Clock by Tom Blackwell | Flickr | CC BY-NC 2.0

How does human population affect society’s energetic metabolism

The energetic metabolism of societies and the degrowth paradigm: analyzing biophysical constraints and realities Sorman and Giampietro […]

Shibuya crossing through dirty windows by George Alexander Ishida | Flickr | CC BY 2.0

Interview with Paul Ehrlich: “Collapse of civilisation is a near certainty within decades”

Fifty years after the publication of his controversial book The Population Bomb, biologist Paul Ehrlich warns overpopulation […]

Shibuya crossing through dirty windows by George Alexander Ishida | Flickr | CC BY 2.0

You don’t need to be a scientist to know what’s causing the sixth mass extinction

It’s simple. It’s us. The more people there are, the more habitats we destroy. Human civilisation can […]

Dust Storm by  Marquette University | Flickr | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Pervasive Externalities at the Population, Consumption, and Environment Nexus

Dasgupta and Ehrlich present a theoretical consideration of the socio-ecological processes operating at the nexus of population-consumption-environment. […]

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Optimum human population size

ABSTRACT: Although the tremendous size and rate of growth of the human population now influence virtually every aspect […]