Guillebaud, John – Voluntary Family Planning To Minimise and Mitigate Climate Change
Points out that with climate change already close to an irreversible tipping point, we need to reduce not only our mean (carbon) footprints but also the “number of feet”. Calls for action to tackle the effect of a rapidly growing world population on greenhouse gas production.
Kummerow, Max – Kaya’s Equation
Examines options for reducing carbon emissions.
Gao, Mengran – More Europeans, Tougher Carbon Targets
Assesses the impact of population growth on additional carbon emissions and the EU’s commitment to reduce them by 80 per cent by 2050 in comparison to 1990 levels.
O’Sullivan, Jane N. – Population Growth as a Variable
Argues that noncoercive measures aimed at reducing population growth are appropriate, cost-effective and development-enhancing contributions to climate change response.
Cafaro, Philip – Climate Ethics and Population Policy
Argues that three consensus positions in the climate ethics literature regarding acceptable levels of risk, unacceptable harms, and a putative right to economic development, necessarily imply support for voluntary population control.
O’Neill, Brian C., Michael Dalton, Regina Fuchs, Leiwen Jianga, Shonali Pachauric, and Katarina Zigovad – Global Demographic Trends and Future Carbon Emissions
This comprises a comprehensive assessment of the implications of demographic change for global emissions of carbon dioxide.
Murtaugh, Paul and Michael Schlax, College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences/Department of Statistics – Reproduction and the Carbon Legacies of Individuals (Free abstract)
This article assesses the impact on carbon emissions of reproductive choices.