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Dave Gardner

Producer of the documentary, GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth. Dave writes and speaks regularly on the subject of growth addiction, including the pro-growth media bias that perpetuates prosperity-from-growth mythology.

climate change,family planning,family size,overpopulation,population growth

Earth and Pregnant Woman

Why NOT Have a Baby?

How often does this question come up in conversations among young adult women?

How Do You Decide to Have a Baby When Climate Change Is Remaking Life on Earth?

Then answer is, “not often enough!” So Madeline Ostrander’s commentary published in this week’s edition of The Nation earns a spot on our Wall of Fame for being bold enough to explore what ought to be an obvious and common question.

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climate change,overpopulation,population growth,sustainable popluation

Mother and child

Put Family Planning Atop CO2 Reduction List

I’m delighted to relaunch Growth Bias Busted with a nod to exemplary thought and writing about the important role of population reduction in decreasing carbon emissions. Alisha Graves offers real gems in Family Planning: The Quick Carbon Payoff.

This piece in Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is part of a series of commentaries debating the link between emissions and population. You might find the entire series of interest.

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Reporting & commentary that assume eternal growth is feasible, good, and necessary for prosperity.

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