challenging religious privilege in public life

Environment and Population


Pathway to global climate catastrophe is clear

Global climate catastrophe could be nearer than we think. The Greenland ice sheet could begin a process of irreversible melting.

‘Truly an emergency’: how drought returned to California with scientists sounding the alarm

Just two years after California celebrated the end of its last devastating drought, the state is facing another one.

The very expensive human cost of climate change

Storms devastate. Climate change makes them more devastating. Now we know how much the human cost of climate change really is.

A Dozen Ways A Smaller Population Is Better

We don't have to dive deep into economic theory or the future of technology to glimpse some potential benefits of a slimmer, grayer population.

Population Dynamics, the Concept of a “System,” and the Law of Unintended Consequences

A persuasive case can be made that globally the size of the human population is already too large and should be reduced.

Human Impact Ignored Too Long

As Sir David Attenborough tells us, the number of us has increased at least 3 times in his lifetime from 2 billion to almost 8.

How the Vatican influences population growth policy

The Vatican successfully blocks consideration of the reality that population growth is the most serious threat to the security of all nations.

Earth Wars: Nature Strikes Back

There is a need for international cooperation to address population growth and consumption as driving factors of environmental destruction.

‘A Real Hotspot’: Study Shows Arctic Warming 3 Times Faster Than Rest of Earth

Arctic warming has far-reaching consequences that are important not only to local communities and ecosystems but to the fate of life on planet Earth.

Falling harvests could soon follow growing deserts

A hotter world will mean more deserts and falling harvests − bad news for food producers and for all of us.