Transition Earth: Population Growth

A feed from the Transition Earth blog Population Growth, which explores the relationships between population growth, human rights, women’s equality, family planning, carbon footprints and economic activity.


 

11 January 2018. The Internet – An Energy Wasteland?

By Candela Vázquez Asenjo, youth blogger, Transition Earth. As this is a post on a blog, normally you would be reading it through any of your devices using internet. However, have you ever thought about the impacts of using the Internet? Likely the answer is no. For this reason, no matter how much we try
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2 January 2018. Rights of Nature – The Planet’s Best Hope?

By Suzanne York. As the world rings in a new year, there are the ubiquitous feelings of desiring fresh starts and new beginnings. Yes, a fresh start is greatly needed, as the state of the global environment (and more) is extremely bleak. With so much on the line for the planet as a whole –
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30 November 2017. A Second Chance to Get Paper Products Right

By Candela Vázquez Asenjo, youth blogger, Transition Earth. What would happen if one day we did not have any more paper? Would technology be the only alternative and solution to this and other pressing problems? We live in a time where the Earth’s forest mass is fast disappearing due to the massive deforestation caused by human
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29 November 2017. Cultivating Change for the Climate

By Suzanne York. The climate negotiations that took place earlier this month in Bonn, Germany (referred to as COP23) dealt with challenging issues, including the U.S. government sticking its head in the ground regarding the reality of climate change. Still, there are reasons to be somewhat hopeful that global society overall is moving in the
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23 October 2017. Pollution: The Lasting Effect of the Anthropocene Era?

By Suzanne York. It’s shocking news that impacts people the world over. A study by the Lancet medical journal has found environmental pollution is the largest cause of disease and death, killing more people each year than war and violence, accounting for 16 percent of all global deaths. The Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health
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17 October 2017. Letting Nature Speak for Us: What Borneo Taught Me

By Candela Vázquez Asenjo, youth blogger, Transition Earth. When I decided to volunteer to work with orangutans in Indonesian Borneo, little did I know how much it would change my life. It all started with Jane Goodall. Her life and spirit of discovery has always been an inspiration to me since I was young. It
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14 September 2017. Deforestation – The Problem that Affects Everyone

By Candela Vázquez Asenjo, youth blogger, Transition Earth. This past summer I volunteered with an orangutan sanctuary located in Borneo, Indonesia. The feeling of being just one more creature in the middle of the forest, no longer an intruder but a guest, is a beautiful gift that few people get to experience. However, there is a
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31 August 2017. Water and the Connection to Women’s Empowerment

By Suzanne York. Water. When it comes to Mother Nature, it often seems these days as if we either have too much of it or not enough of this most precious of resources. As World Water Week kicked off in Stockholm (a gathering of water experts and professionals from across many sectors), the World Bank
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11 August 2017. What Does Family Planning Have To Do With Elephants?

By Suzanne York. On this World Elephant Day, it’s well known to many people that elephants are on the path to extinction in the wild, if something isn’t done soon to change this narrative. Last year, the Great Elephant Census, based on aerial surveys, concluded there are just over 350,000 elephants in Africa. It is
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2 August 2017. Earth Overshoot – Can Our Society Change Course?

By Suzanne York. Another Earth Overshoot Day is upon us, this one coming August 2nd, even earlier than last year. This date, calculated by Global Footprint Network, arrives earlier with each passing year, as humanity uses up natural resources faster than the Earth can replenish in a year. Currently we are using the ecological resources
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