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All the people: what happens if humanity’s ranks start to shrink?

A recent article in the Lancet medical journal has been getting a lot of press for predicting that the global population will decline sooner than most experts predict — at 9.7 billion in 2064. But a) that’s still way too many people for this roasting planet and b) the authors are more optimistic about improvements in women’s education and access to birth control than many other...

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Stephen C. Bannister: Our Faustian bargain with fossil fuels

By Stephen C. Bannister | Special to The Tribune · Published: 5 days agoUpdated: 5 days ago Most of us have enjoyed the much cleaner air since the great COVID-19 shutdown-caused economic collapse. Everything damaging that we normally dump into our common airshed is reduced — carbon dioxide that increases climate warming and the pollutant precursors that cause regional haze...

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Biodiversity and Human Population

Stephanie Feldstein, Population and Sustainability Director, Center for Biological Diversity provided a well-informed presentation on “Biodiversity and Human Population” as part of the Utah Population and Environment Council, 2024 Speakers Series on May 6, 2024. Stephanie leads the Center’s work to highlight and address threats to endangered species and wild places from runaway human population...

Climate Change, Consumption, environment, population, Utah

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Lessons From the Fight to Save Great Salt Lake

Three-quarters of Utah’s population lives around Great Salt Lake, one of the fastest-growing areas of thecountry. It’s also an oasis for more than 10 million migratory birds passing through every year. Although Utah is one of the least densely populated states in the U.S., more than 2 million people arecrowded along the Wasatch Front. The Great Salt Lake provides a stark example of the impact...

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Biodiversity & Human Population – Speaker Series – May 7

Tuesday, May 7 @ 7–8 pm MT Stephanie will be discussing the relationship between biodiversity and the human population in Utah and the Western United States. There will be time for Q&A after Stephanie’s presentation. Speaker Stephanie FeldsteinPopulation & Sustainability DirectorCenter for Biological Diversity Virtual Presentation Zoom Link: Please...

2024, healthy ecosystems, speaker series, wildlife

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The world faces many energy-related challenges – pt. 3

PART 3: The next important question is how long this transition will take once CMNS energy is available. Once again, to the blackboard. Using historical price and duration data from the EIR discussed above to define our duration algorithm, we can estimate the duration of the CMNS energy revolution using the much greater (starting at 20X) price differentials that will be available. The surprising...

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