11,000 scientists: Over-population behind climate crisis

Last year, a team of scientists published their recommendations for slowing current rates of biodiversity loss in a paper in Nature Ecology and Evolution, which will include limiting human population growth:

Although key threats to biodiversity include habitat clearing for cattle, mining, and urban sprawl, these are all consequences of population pressure and high rates of resource consumption, according to Deakin University researcher Euan Ritchie.

“It’s often a taboo topic to talk about human population size and family planning and how much we consume as individuals,” Dr Ritchie said.

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