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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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Welcome from the New Chair!

Hi everyone, and welcome to another edition of UPEC’s newsletter – the first under our new chair, yours truly! (If you signed up for our mailing list at our 8 billion event in the fall, this is your first email newsletter from us; we promised that we don’t overload your inbox!)

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8 Billion and Counting …

Hi everyone, and happy holidays a bit early. On November 15, the world’s population hit 8 billion people. As many of you know — thank you so much to everyone who came out — UPEC marked the occasion with an event at Proper Burger and Brewery.

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