At least since the days of Malthus, people have wondered when the planet will be too full of people. During the last several generations – as the number of humans has grown exponentially and our use...
Economic Crisis Whacks CA Programs
The Vindication of a Public Scholar
Forty Years After The Population Bomb Ignited Controversy, Paul Ehrlich Continues to Stir Debate
What About the Gators?
I grew up in Canada and thought the article about the annual Canadian seal hunt (“Kill Them with Kindness,” Around the World, Spring) took a very complicated issue and reduc...
A Tiny Nonprofit Uses Mass Media to Encourage Family Planning
Last Stand in the Kunuku
One Woman’s Battle to Save Her Island’s Plants and Culture
Local News from All Over
Ed KashiCommunities in the Niger Delta have long demanded a halt to gas flaring at the region’s oil wells. The Nigerian government recently ordered that all flaring cease by 2011.
A Population Bomb
Too Many People and Too Few Resources Lead to Bloodshed in the Philippines
Directed by Josh Tickell; Josh Tickell Productions 89 minutes
Notes from a warming world
Our relentless consumption of oil is not to blame for climate change. This news flash comes to you courtesy of … the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).
In a statement tha...
Eco-artist Tim Gaudreau
Edited by Laura Pritchett, 209 pages, University of Oklahoma Press, 2009
Every environmental problem has a population angle. Remember the idea – taken from chaos theory – about how a butterfly flapping its wings in Brazil could cause a tornado in Texas? Well, that Lepi...
Immigration Is a Political Minefield. Can Environmentalists Have a Reasoned Debate on the Issue?
by Lisa Hamilton 306 pages, Counterpoint Press, 2009
CSAW successfully beat back an attempt to weaken Alaska’s cruise pollution law in the recently completed legislative session. The cruise lines amassed a huge fleet of lobbyists to try and strike fro...
If the Population Were to Shrink, What Would That Mean for an Economy Based on Growth?
Deborah Rich and Jason Mark
More: Population, Nature, and What Women Want
by Robert Engelman 303 pages, Island Press, 2008
Victory by Degrees
The Division Over Multiplication
Among the growing ranks of the eco-aware, it’s commonly understood that many environmental problems, as well as their solutions, are linked to individuals’ choices. For example, the car you drive ...
The Kindest Cut
Last year, I became castrated impotent sterile. That is, I had a vasectomy. While it’s actually a very common procedure (nearly 500,000 are performed every year in the US), it raises eyebrows – an...
Women’s Earth Alliance
When Women Thrive, Communities Thrive
Lester Brown started his career as a farmer. At the age of 14, he and a brother rented some land, bought an old tractor, and began growing tomatoes. The small enterprise eventually grew to become New ...