Socio-economic predictors of environmental performance among African nations

Socio-economic changes in Africa have increased pressure on the continent’s ecosystems. Most research investigating environmental change has […]

Enabling farmers to adapt agri-technologies to local contexts. Photo courtesy of Development Alternatives

Food security requires a new revolution

A central responsibility of societies should be supplying adequate nourishment to all. For roughly a third of […]

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Pessimism on the Food Front

Abstract: Virtually all trends, biophysical and socioeconomic, suggest that levels of hunger, already high, will only increase […]

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Growthism: Its Ecological, Economic, and Ethical Limits

We have many problems – poverty, unemployment, environmental destruction, climate change, financial instability, etc. – but only […] 

30 Things Scientists Say Will Happen if the Population Keeps Expanding

The planet’s population continues to balloon–we are currently 7.6 billion individuals, according to the United Nations’ most […]


Here Comes the Bad Season

It’s not just this heat wave. July 2019 is likely to be the hottest month ever measured. […]

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A baby born today: The climate and their future

A new report depicts an ever-depleting natural world, with huge implications for the coming generation. What will […]


Family Planning for forests and people – the success story of Costa Rica

Costa Rica is a country of exceptionally rich and well-protected biodiversity. It is a solid democracy where […]

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You Don’t Have to Be a Vegan to Be a Climate-Friendly Eater

But recent studies underscore the need to dial back our burger habit. Last October, scientists convened by the […]

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Climate change is already affecting global food production — unequally

The world’s top 10 crops — barley, cassava, maize, oil palm, rapeseed, rice, sorghum, soybean, sugarcane and […]

Crowding, Braces, and Sleep—Sandra Kahn and Paul Ehrlich—Jaws: The Story of a Hidden Epidemic

What do braces or crowding in the mouth have to do with sleep? At first, you may […]

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A baby born today: The climate and their future


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Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot Afterword

ONE OF THE COMMONPLACES of environmental writing these days is a population forecast of 10 billion people,  by […]

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Solutions to overpopulation and what you can do

Here at The Overpopulation Project, we try to keep a positive outlook. Although many environmental trends are […] 

Climate and economic risks ‘threaten 2008-style systemic collapse’

Environmental and social problems could interact in global breakdown, report says. The gathering storm of human-caused threats […]

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The Root of Misaligned Jaws

The sudden rise is prevalence of crooked teeth is likely related to industrialized diets and environments, rather […]

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Earth’s Extinction Crisis- Warning Signs

Silence in the Serengeti. Barren rainforests in Brazil. Some say this is the future Earth faces if […]

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The Club of Rome Climate Emergency Plan

With this emergency paper, the Club of Rome is attempting to respond to the direct  calls for […]


Coral, Cancer, Carbon

Mark Hixon is a marine biologist at Oregon State University who specializes on understanding the ecology of […]

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What goes up: are predictions of a population crisis wrong?

Changing fertility rates challenge dystopian visions and UN projections about the future of our overcrowded planet. She […]

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Perspectives in population, global development and the human predicament: Hans Rosling and Population Matters

Hans Rosling has given the world inspiring, creative and important insights into the world’s data and truths. […]

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Climate change: Five cheap ways to remove CO2 from the atmosphere

As well as rapidly reducing the carbon dioxide that we humans are pumping into the atmosphere in […]

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Meat or two veg? Find out your food’s climate footprint

Avoiding meat and dairy products is one of the biggest ways to reduce your environmental impact, according […]

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The climate mitigation gap: education and government recommendations miss the most effective individual actions

Abstract Current anthropogenic climate change is the result of greenhouse gas accumulation in the atmosphere, which records […]