Saturday, August 6, 2011

Population is Compounding Climate Change

A recent episode of Hardball with Chris Matthews asks the question, what is the relationship between ongoing heat waves and global population? As revealed in daily news reports we are continually breaking climatic records as we change weather patterns on earth. Even though the people who are having the greatest number of children are emitting the smallest per capita amount of greenhouse gases, it is obvious that the more people there are, the more GHGs are emitted. Population is a sensitive issue but the provision of family planning services is intimately connected to managing climate change. The more people there are on the earth the more the climate will change. With the world population expected to be 7 billion on October 31, 2011, there is an urgent need to address the issue of overpopulation.

© 2011, Richard Matthews. All rights reserved.

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