Faced with global climate change, climate ethicists have begun to address the role of population and the need for limits to growth.
A persuasive case can be made that globally the size of the human population is already too large and should be reduced.
There is a need for international cooperation to address population growth and consumption as driving factors of environmental destruction.
A recent book from a Cambridge University economist finds that an optimal human population might range from 500 million to 5 billion.
With the world’s population growing by more than 80 million annually, the environmental case for addressing population growth seems clear.
UNFPA should prioritize new international family planning programmes aiming at birth control through voluntary choice.
A world with fewer people will allow for a more robust planetary ecosystem, and a higher quality of life for humans.
A recently published article asked European demographers about their attitudes towards climate change and population growth.
The next few years will be crucial in the work to limit global climate disruption and stop the depletion of vital ecosystems.
A survey from the Global Challenges Foundation shows wide concern about population growth and overpopulation in many parts of the world.