United Nations’ Population Projections Challenged by Authors

Canadian journalist John Ibbitson and political scientist Darrell Bricker have been receiving a lot of media attention for their book Empty Planet, which challenges the UN’s population projections for this century. The UN’s median projection has the world’s [...]

Collapsing Insect Populations Signal “Ecological Armageddon”

Studies on insect populations in recent years show that the impact of climate change on tropical ecosystems may be much greater than had been anticipated. The results are so dire that the findings prompted one researcher to concludethat “We [...]

Urgent IPCC Climate Report Falls Short on the Population Issue

The IPCC fails to call for a strong investment in women's education and empowerment or for the promotion of small families. In early October, the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its highly anticipated report, [...]