The Population Paradox

Here’s a piece by Nathanael Johnson about population overshoot: How can we stop the world from having too many babies? Feed more people

He writes of Joel Cohen, author of How many people can the Earth support?: “And so he’s come back around to a three-pronged approach that mirrors his pie metaphor: more food for mothers and children, birth control, and education.”

The late Christopher Hitchens said essentially the same: “There is a cure for poverty. It is a rudimentary one, it does work, though. It works everywhere, and for the same reason. It’s colloquially called ‘the empowerment of women.'”




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