Without Fossil Fuels, a New Population Puzzle

Laurie Mazur wrote this article for YES! Magazine So how many people can the planet really support? Originally posted in Yes! Magazine by Laurie Mazur on Mar 22, 2016 How many people can the Earth support? It’s a question that’s been asked for centuries, generating wildly divergent answers—from less than a billion to more than a trillion. Today, the question arises with new urgency as we contemplate life after oil. Perhaps the best answer comes from Joel Cohen of Rockefelle...
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Nature Journal: Slow down population growth

Orignaly written in Nature Jornal by John Bongaarts Within a decade, women everywhere should have access to quality contraceptive services, argues John Bongaarts. George Osodi/Panos Oshodi market in Lagos. In 2100, our planet is expected to be home to 11.2 billion people. That's a more than 50% increase on today's 7.3 billion1. This expansion of humanity is likely to be spread unevenly across the world. In the most developed regions, we expect declines (such as in Europe and east...
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Overpopulation, overconsumption – in pictures

Re-posted from The Guardian How do you raise awareness about population explosion? One group thought that the simplest way would be to show people Alan Rusbridger on why you should care about climate change Join the Guardian’s climate change campaign Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot is available to buy Click on an image to read more and see a larger version:
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Though climate change is a crisis, the population threat is even worse

Originally posted at The Guardian by Stephen Emmott While the Paris climate summit focuses on global warming, the key issue is the prospect of 10 billion people on Earth The perennial cry: we need to talk about climate change. And this week, with world leaders in Paris, we have been. But only up to a point. For the likely impact of the rising global population is almost entirely absent, not only from the debate about climate change, but also from that about loss of biological diversity, fo...
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Current News

  Current News: 4-12-2015: Smart Girls vs. Bombs, by Nicholas Kristof. Details at: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/12/opinion/sunday/nicholas-kristof-smart-girls-vs-bombs.html?_r=0 "To reduce birthrates, it particularly helps to educate girls: Every extra four years of primary schooling for a girl is linked to about one fewer child." 3-26-2015: 16 Writers on the Decision to not have Kids, a book by Meghan Daum. 3-16-2015: Do You Need More Children? is a Chronicle of Higher Education ess...
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UPEC Picks

A UPEC pick! Mark Thomas, Truth, Population, and Mormon Symbolism, August, 2014: Former board member Mark Thomas' updated essay on Truth and Population in Mormon writings and symbolism. Another UPEC pick! - the SUNZEE Car: www.sunzeecar.com Solar Powered Vehicles for a Sustainable Future - a project of UPEC Board Member, Dr. Andrew Schoenberg And Another UPEC pick! Alan Weisman, Countdown, Back Bay Books, 2013 (paperback 2014). Countdown is a very recent, complete, and extremely well-writ...
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Learning More

LEARN! Here are additional resources, links,  and related information to keep you current, aware, and enhance your (and our) perspectives. Enjoy. http://blueplanetunited.org http://vitalsigns.worldwatch.org/vs-trend/will-population-growth-end-century Population and Development: http://www.worldwatch.org/making-connection-population-dynamics-and-climate-compatible-development-0 Low Fertility? Really a Problem?http://www.sciencemag.org/content/346/6206/229 No Children? http://www.psychologyt...
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