Saving the Earth by Shrinking Humans

Research into the implications of genetically downsizing the human species to better fit the earth. Via Treehugger.

Too Many (African) Babies?

Rapid population growth in the developing world does not significantly contribute to rising greenhouse gas emissions and focusing on the population explosion in poor countries diverts attention from the far more serious issue of over-consumption in rich countries, according to a new study. Introduction. Paper (pdf). Opinion.

Too many babies?

“It’s overconsumption, not population growth, that is the fundamental problem: By almost any measure, a small portion of the world’s people – those in the affluent, developed world – use up most of the Earth’s resources and produce most of its greenhouse gas emissions”. Read.