The World at 7 Billion
The World at 7 Billion: Can We Stop Growing Now?
With global population expected to surpass 7 billion people this year, the staggering impact on an overtaxed planet is becoming more and more evident. A two-pronged response is imperative: empower women to make their own decisions on childbearing and rein in our excessive consumption of resources.
Related content on population issues:
- An End to Population Growth: Why Family Planning Is Key to a Sustainable Future, by Robert Engelman, in Solution Journal.
- Population Growth - Problem or Hype? video panel discussion with Robert Engelman at the Population Footprints conference in London.
- Worldwatch Report #183: Population, Climate Change, and Women’s Lives by Robert Engelman
- MSNBC: Is Global Warming Bringing the Heat? [video below]