I Chose Not To Have Kids Because I’m Afraid For The Planet

Growing up Mormon, I was taught that having babies is part of God’s plan. Today, I believe that humans owe it to each other (and the world) not to. Ash SandersBuzzFeed Contributor Posted on July 24, 2019, at 1:29 p.m. ET Tallulah Fontaine for BuzzFeed News When I first made the decision not to have a baby, in 2008, I did it because I couldn’t imagine bringing another human into...

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Where Is The Human Boom Leading Us In An Age Of Climate Change?

JULY 25, 2019 LANCE OLSEN: NO ONE WANTS TO TALK ABOUT OVERPOPULATION BUT IT, ALONG WITH FOSSIL FUEL-DRIVEN ECONOMIC GROWTH AND RESOURCE CONSUMPTION, ARE SETTING US UP FOR A CRASH, HE SAYS by Lance Olsen Map courtesy William H. Frey/Brookings Institution Robert Thomas Malthus wrote about it and so has a series of others, including Paul Ehrlich, Donella Meadows and many of her contemporaries,...

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In Praise of Demographic Decline

Jul 2, 2019 ADAIR TURNER, Project Syndicate Our expanding ability to automate human work across all sectors – agriculture, industry, and services – makes an ever-growing workforce increasingly irrelevant to improvements in human welfare. That’s good news for most of the world, but not for Africa. LONDON – Every two years, the United Nations issues its latest estimate of future population...

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