FPESA Research Paper Assessment: “Carbon Legacies” and the Link Between Childbearing and Climate Change

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[columns] [span8] Project Director’s note: On August 18, National Public Radio ran a segment on the efforts of bioethical philosopher Travis Rieder to justify the concept of “population engineering” to head off catastrophic climate change. Rieder and two co-authors of … Continued

FPESA Research Paper Assessment: Population Growth, Urbanization “Dwarf Likely Impacts of Climate Change” on Groundwater in Africa

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[columns] [span8] Richard C. Carter and Alison Parker, “Climate Change, Population Trends and Groundwater in Africa,” Hydrological Sciences Journal, vol. 54, no. 4 (2009), pp. 676–89, https://doi.org/10.1623/hysj.54.4.676. While the effects of climate change on African groundwater are likely to be … Continued

Long in the Background, Population Becoming a Bigger Issue at Climate Change Discussions

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[columns] [span8] As most of the world’s governments are puzzling out what they can offer to combat global climate change, a sensitive but critical aspect of the problem is coming into clearer focus: population. The word appears 20 times in … Continued