Posts Tagged ‘ Population ’

Just the Facts, Ma’am: Reporting on Economic Growth in a World of Limits

Jun 25th, 2013 | By
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By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org Everywhere you turn today there is talk of economic growth.  A growing economy is the gold standard and main policy goal of just about every nation. There is not much talk about growth in sustainable livelihoods or well-being.  Yet a mantra of continued economic growth is what we hear from mainstream
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Building a Better World for All: The Power of Narrative and Cooperation

Jun 15th, 2013 | By
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By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org Interconnectedness.  Community.  Cooperation. Creating narratives.  Social justice.  Sustainability for all.  These are just some of the themes that came up over and over again at the recent U.S. Society for Ecological Economics 7th Biennial Conference. The official theme was “Building Local, Scaling Global: Implementing Solutions for Sustainability.”  For the most part,
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Ethiopian Park is ‘Awash’ in Pollution and Population Pressures

Apr 8th, 2013 | By
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By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org Ethiopia is the cradle of humankind.  It is also home to an array of animal species.  Yet both people and nature are under threat, mainly due to environmental degradation, poaching, and human population growth. Today there are close to 90 million people in Ethiopia (it is the 2nd most populous nation
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Shining a Light on Protecting People and the Planet

Mar 20th, 2013 | By
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By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org If you are concerned at all about world population growth, human rights (and especially women’s rights), and protecting the environment, then you should know about how PHE (Population, Health and Environment) programs can effectively address these issues. PHE projects are relatively new in the development sector, but this holistic approach recognizes
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Rhinos and Tigers and…Oh Wait, Let’s Limit Their Numbers

Feb 4th, 2013 | By
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By Suzanne York, www.howmany.org A recent story on BBC News epitomizes some of the challenges for balancing conservation efforts and the needs of people. The news article of note addressed wildlife, endangered species, development, and population growth in Nepal. Titled Attacks Prompt Nepal to Cap Wildlife Growth, the BBC reports that “Officials in Nepal have
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The Population Factor and Ways to Cope with Climate Change and Migration

Mar 22nd, 2012 | By
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By Suzanne York, HowMany.org, March 22, 2012  A study just released by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is warning that climate change could exacerbate environmental disasters in Asia and result in a surge of migration by people fleeing crises. In its report, Addressing Climate Change and Migration in Asia and the Pacific, the ADB observed
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The State of Women on International Women’s Day

Mar 7th, 2012 | By
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By Suzanne York, HowMany.org, March 7, 2012 In the midst of all the political attacks on contraceptive coverage and women’s rights here in the U.S., it is more important than ever that we celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th. It’s hard to believe that in the U.S., a country which has the highest rates
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There is No Sustainable Development Without A Sustainable Population

Feb 14th, 2012 | By
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By Suzanne York, HowMany.org, February 14, 2012 Is it possible to talk about sustainable development without talking about population, in a world of 7 billion people and growing? Apparently the policymakers involved with the upcoming UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) conference (Rio+20) think so, from the dearth of the words “population growth” appearing in
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NYT: At Climate Talks, a Familiar Standoff Between U.S. and China

Dec 8th, 2011 | By

(Comment: Another year and another round of UN climate talks where finger-pointing, feet dragging, and back-and-forth discussions is the norm. As reported by the New York Times, China signaled that it would be open to signing a formal treaty limiting emissions after 2020 but with conditions that make serious efforts unlikely to happen. The stumbling
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Populating the Global ClimateTalks

Dec 8th, 2011 | By
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By Suzanne York, HowMany.org, Dec. 8, 2011  As global talks on climate change proceed at  the UN conference in Durban, South Africa,  it’s a pretty sure bet that population growth  won’t figure in any serious discussion.  Always the elephant in the room, we ignore  it at great cost to our communities and  environment. Our numbers
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