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 essay by David Barash, author of Buddhist Biology. Read at: Do You Need More Children? Chronicle Higher Educ 3-2015

11-12-2014: Nicholas Kristof’s New York Times column today is on: Politicians, Teens and Birth Control – national and political irresponsibility are largely responsible for over 1/3 of American girls becoming pregnant as teen-agers:


11-4-2014: Family Planning 2020, a United Nations program, recently issued a report on increasing family planning resources to over 100 million women and girls in the world’s poorest countries. A summary – and link to the full report – is at:


9-25-2014:  Contrary to previous estimates, the number of people on the planet now seems unlikely to stabilize this century:


9-21-2014: A very recent paper, Commitment accounting of CO2 emissions, concludes “…This paper demonstrates the potential for ‘commitment accounting’ to inform public policy by quantifying future emissions implied by current investments.”

The full paper is available at http://iopscience.iop.org/1748-9326/9/8/084018/

A popular version is also on line at:   http://www.popularresistance.org/new-study-demonstrates-dramatic-immediate-energy-shift-needed/

9-14-2014: A recent New York Times story called Beyond Marriage deals with unplanned pregnancies and contraception:


8-27-2014 New York Times:

IPCC UN report Greenhouse gas emissions growing far more dangerous.

1-16-2014 NATURE article ‘Time to leave GDP Behind’:


9-2012 The ATLANTIC article by Valenti: Not Wanting Kids is Normal:


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