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Date of Publication: October 2015
Year of Publication: 2015
Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Limited
Author(s): Paul R. Ehrlich, John Harte
Journal: Nature Climate Change
“The Pope has made a strong call for action on climate change, but it fails to address the complex linkages between sustainable development and demographic growth.”
Paul Ehrlich and John Harte reflect on the Pope’s 2015 encyclical. While the authors commend the passionate and compelling call made for societal changes to reduce environmental degradation, they do find that “it overlooks a crucial incompatibility at the heard of the climate change problem: marrying shared and sustainable development with demographic growth.”The views and opinions expressed through the MAHB Website are those of the contributing authors and do not necessarily reflect an official position of the MAHB. The MAHB aims to share a range of perspectives and welcomes the discussions that they prompt.