There is a need for international cooperation to address population growth and consumption as driving factors of environmental destruction.
A world with fewer people will allow for a more robust planetary ecosystem, and a higher quality of life for humans.
A recent book from a Cambridge University economist finds that an optimal human population might range from 500 million to 5 billion.
UNFPA should prioritize new international family planning programmes aiming at birth control through voluntary choice.
With the world’s population growing by more than 80 million annually, the environmental case for addressing population growth seems clear.
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.
The International Union for the Conservation of Nature has passed a motion reaffirming the importance of addressing population matters.
Much of the papal document Humanae Vitae was written by the future pope John Paul II, and Paul VI later came to regret the text.
Changing the 'status quo' to properly address both growth in human population and consumption is a difficult challenge.
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