Is Sustainability Even Possible?

Scientific American: Some questions to ponder on Earth Day: how much of an environmental problem is the growing human population? And is the problem too many people or the throwaway culture of too many things? A new paper in the journal Science attempts to assess the burdens placed on people and the planet by individuals’ decisions to have large families and/or consume a lot. A key factor in the creation of large families is young women without access to schools or family planning. So one way to address population......

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