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Jane Goodall, English primatologist and anthropologist, addresses a press conference during the 50th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, in Davos, Switzerland, January 22 2020. EPA-EFE/ALESSANDRO DELLA VALLE

Why we should be wary of blaming ‘overpopulation’ for the climate crisis

Jane Goodall's comments at Davos may seem harmless, but they reflect a dangerous misreading of the climate crisis that needs to be challenged.
Telomeres, a part of DNA that hold the key to biological aging. Lightspring/Shutterstock.com

Want to live longer? Consider the ethics

Several companies are trying to develop life extension methods that could enable some people to live far longer. There are some ethical dilemmas.
Many are conflicted about whether the population should continue to grow and what the population of the future should look like. from shutterstock.com

Here’s what a population policy for Australia could look like

Many people think a population policy is about control – like the one-child policy in China, for instance. But modern population policies are about population-well-being.
Many people in culturally diverse populations in Western Sydney have lived in Australia for many years, if not several generations. Shutterstock

Blaming migrants won’t solve Western Sydney’s growing pains

Reasoned debates on sustainable migration intake levels are important. But transport and health infrastructure shortfalls in Western Sydney won't be solved by reactive anti-immigration attitudes.
The basic problem facing endangered species? Too many humans. David Parry/PA

Could the Pill save the polar bear?

Each new human on the planet makes extinctions more likely, yet birth control still isn't seen as a big environmental issue.

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