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The Debate: Population and the Environment — How Will Law and Policy Respond?

The Debate: Population and the Environment — How Will Law and Policy Respond?

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Exceeding Benchmark Projections

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Without Policy Changes, a Global Crash Is Inevitable

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Turning Up the Heat on Wood Fuel

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We Know What to Do; All We Need Is to Do It

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Rejecting a View That Any Human Life Is Dispensable

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In a Crowded and More Violent Future

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Joe Bish - Population Media Center, Paul R. Ehrlich - Stanford University, Wanjira Mathai - wPOWER Hub, Jaime Nadal Roig - United Nations Population Fund, Lucia A. Silecchia - Catholic University of America, Alon Tal - Tel Aviv University

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Without Policy Changes, a Global Crash Is Inevitable

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Turning Up the Heat on Wood Fuel

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We Know What to Do; All We Need Is to Do It

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Rejecting a View That Any Human Life Is Dispensable

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In a Crowded and More Violent Future

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HEADNOTE ❧ When the modern environmental movement emerged in the West fifty years ago, global overpopulation was a central international concern. Yet, a variety of forces slowly but surely distanced population issues from the mainstream environmental agenda. Sustainable development became an international goal. The specter of forced sterilization in India and the excesses of China’s one-child policy were alarming. And others argued that a demographic transition would automatically follow in countries who move from low- to middle- income dynamics. What laws and policies are needed to address a growing population’s growing environmental impact?

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