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Worldwide, climate change is worse news for women

If political leaders around the world are serious about gender equality, they must also get serious about climate change.

The Progressive Pope’s Regressive Stance on Birth Control

Francis is simply wrong in trying to fight climate change without also addressing the additional strain on global resources from population rise.

If Pope Francis Really Wanted to Fight Climate Change, He’d Be a Feminist

Pope Francis places the blame for the state of the planet on excess consumption, not overpopulation. But why is it an either/or question?

To save the environment, let’s put humans on birth control

It’s not about evil population control schemes but providing resources to girls who want an education and women who want access to family planning.

Nobel prize winner Brian Schmidt: ‘Climate change … the great challenge for humanity over the next 100 years’

Nobel Prize-winning astrophysicist Brian Schmidt sees climate change as being the great challenge for humanity over the next 100 years.

The Middle East Runs out of Water

Much of the Middle East is running out of water due to such maladies as population growth and infrastructure-destroying warfare.

15 Predictions for the next 10 years: Climate change is a reality

The current proposal to reduce emissions to 70% of 2010 levels will not prevent the process of cataclysmic climate change already in place.

Climate Change is Real and Threatens Us All

Francis could earn the gratitude of the whole world by rescinding the Vatican’s irresponsible condemnation of contraception.

The Plundered Planet: Why We Must – and How We Can – Manage Nature for Global Prosperity

Excerpt from “The Plundered Planet: Why We Must – and How We Can – Manage Nature for Global Prosperity” by Paul Collier.

Snowden Case Raises Complex Loyalty Issues, oddly perhaps about Planetary Survival

A hundred years from now could there be a new reformation which would take some form of universal atheism or humanism?

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