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  • Hickey, Colin et al – Population Engineering and the Fight against Climate Change
    2016
    Argues that the threats posed by climate change justify population engineering, the intentional manipulation of the size and structure of human populations.
  • Engelman, Robert – Africa’s Population Will Soar Dangerously Unless Women Are More Empowered
    2016
    Population projections for the continent are alarming. The solution: empower women.
  • Gallagher, Bryna K. – Perceptions of Human Overpopulation: Disavowal and Dysfunction in Salt Lake City
    2016
    Research project examining the extent to which Salt Lake City leaders make a connection between human population and environmental degradation. Analyzes interviewee responses to questions regarding the human population-environment relationship.
  • Erhlich, Paul and Erhlich, A. – Population, Resources, and the Faith-Based Economy: the Situation in 2016
    2016
    Today’s population–resource–environment situation is summarized in comparison with that pertaining in 1968 when The Population Bomb was published. The human predicament is now much more serious, since the human population has more than doubled in size since 1968, key resources are much more depleted, and environmental deterioration is substantially more advanced. It is concluded that a change of society as profound and far-reaching as the agricultural revolution may provide a slim hope of avoiding a collapse of civilization, a change so profound as to cause the disappearance of most of the features of the industrial age and the myths that sustain it.
  • O’Sullivan, J. and Martin, R. – The Risk of Misrepresenting the Demographic Dividend
    2016
    Questions whether discourse about the ‘demographic dividend’ risks backfiring by distracting attention from fertility decline and implying (misleadingly) that, once the ‘demographic window’ opens, further declines in fertility and population growth are not necessary.
  • Sellgren, Katherine – Youngsters Not At University “Overlooked”, Say Lords
    2016
    Discusses a report by the House of Lords social mobility committee, which concludes that young people in the UK who do not go to university are “overlooked and left behind.”
  • Jordan, Rob – Populations of Early Human Settlers Grew Like An ‘Invasive Species,’ Researchers Find
    2016
    Reports on a recent study published by Nature, finding that for much of human history on the continent, human populations grew like an invasive species, which are regulated by their environment as they spread into new places.
  • Barnosky, A, Erhlich, P and Hadly, E – Avoiding Collapse: Grand Challenges for Science and Society to Solve by 2050
    2016
    Discusses how researchers are addressing the grand challenge of solving the intertwined problems of human population growth and overconsumption, climate change, pollution, ecosystem destruction, disease spillovers, and extinction.
  • Pepper, Gillian et al – Why Demography Needs Psychologists
    2016
    A behavioural scientist, an anthropologist and a demographer search for psychological answers to key questions about fertility and population dynamics.
  • Ross, Simon – Seven Reasons Why Some Progressives Don’t Get Population
    2015
    Explains why some individuals fail to understand the need to address overpopulation.
  • Boyle, Conall – The Population Problem Solved?
    2015
    Refutes arguments that the global overpopulation problem is solved.
  • Booth, Bob – The Ultimate Dilemma
    2015
    Examines the conflict between our desire to procreate and need to limit our population.
  • Coole, Diana – Too Many Bodies? The Return and Disavowal of the Population Question
    2012
    Identifies five discourses — population-shaming, population-scepticism, population-declinism, population-decomposing and population-fatalism — that foreclose public debate about population growth, and subjects them to critical analysis, finding signs of a hesitant revival of the population question alongside the enduring potency of silencing discourses.

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