Simon Butler’s article “Will Population Control Solve the Climate Crisis?” has prompted sharp criticisms from readers who defend the “overpopulation” viewpoint. Simon has posted a reply. You can read and participate in the discussion here and here.
Many environmentalists believe that environmental destruction is a product of “overpopulation”, and that the world is already “full up.” Are population reduction strategies essential to solving the climate crisis? (more…)
This email is from John Riddell, co-editor of Socialist Voice. He has given permission to republish it here. He stresses that these are informal notes, not a worked out article or analysis. The June 29 New York Times Magazine features a significant article on population trends, entitled No Baby? Discussion of demography is notoriously beset […]
Population control — the ideology of the green right (more…)
Is humanity is about to bump its collective head against a physical limit to growth? Will we soon be using all of the available resources? (more…)
The world needs radical policies that challenge the economic power of capitalism, not repressive population control measures against the oppressed (more…)
Population control is once again being touted by some in the green movement as an answer to climate change and other environmental problems. (more…)