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.


 

16 June 2017. Pressing Ahead With Empowering Women

By Suzanne York. A new product is being touted as a game changer for women’s health, giving women a new and easy-to-use device in the contraceptives and voluntary family planning toolkit. Unless you follow issues related to women’s reproductive health, you may not know that some 225 million women in developing countries around the world
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5 June 2017. The Connection Between Endangered Species and Family Planning

By Suzanne York. A visit to southwestern Uganda makes it clear why Churchill deemed it the “pearl of Africa.” The lush greenery, the people, the animals all make it a delightful experience. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in southwestern Uganda is aptly named – the forest is thick as far as the eye can see, and the
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6 May 2017. A Wake Up Call for Conservationists?

By Suzanne York. A light went off for many conservationists attending the African Great Lakes Conference (AGLC) this past week. They learned that there is an integrated development model that can help make their environmental efforts successful for the long-term. It’s simple, really. By connecting population, health and environment issues, people will be empowered with
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3 April 2017. Could the Issue of Environmental Refugees Dominate the 21st Century?

By Candela Vázquez Asenjo, youth blogger, Transition Earth. Today’s news is filled with stories of people who must leave their countries due to violence or extreme conditions of poverty. However, little attention is given to the victims who migrate because their homes have disappeared due to environmental deterioration. Yet this is becoming common. In fact,
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13 March 2017. Killing Our World With Plastic?

By Candela Vázquez Asenjo, youth blogger, Transition Earth. Plastic pollution is a huge problem in the world today and is affecting our daily lives in ways we may not even be aware of. As we grow up in a culture relying on disposable items, we are unaware of the huge damage this is creating, not
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24 February 2017. Confronting Our Global Growth Obsession

By Suzanne York, Transition Earth. (A longer version of this article was originally written for the online magazine, ReImagining, published by the Chicago Wisdom Project) Lately it seems as if the entire world is veering wildly off course. From climate change to species extinctions to rising inequality, many people – not to mention nature – are crying out
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17 February 2017. The Consequences of Today, for Tomorrow’s World (Part II)

By Candela Vázquez Asenjo, youth blogger, Transition Earth (Read Part I here) Global population growth today stands at approximately 7.4 billion people, due to hit nearly 10 billion in the next few decades. Though an increasing human population poses a threat to healthy and flourishing communities and ecosystems, especially in developing countries, it is a
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12 January 2017. The Consequences of Today, for Tomorrow’s World (Part I)

By Candela Vázquez Asenjo. [Transition Earth would like to introduce Candela Vázquez Asenjo, our new youth blogger.  She will be occasionally posting blogs on a variety of topics – Ed.] After reading the book Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot, the only words necessary to say, as written in its introduction, is that this book is a wake-up
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5 January 2017. Megacities and the Threat to Food Security

By Suzanne York. We live in an increasingly urbanized world. The growth of megacities – urban areas with a population of over 10 million – is a reflection of the rapid pace of urbanization in countries across the world. In 1990, there were 10 megacities across the globe. By 2030, the number is expected to
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2 December 2016. It’s Not a Hoax: Bolivia’s Shrinking Glaciers

By Suzanne York. In what is sadly a sign of things to come for many places, Bolivia has declared a state of emergency, as it endures its worst drought in 25 years. The Andean glaciers that for centuries have supplied water to La Paz and its sprawling neighbor El Alto – one of the poorest
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