Population

04. 03. 2009
I’ve always felt that logic and sound evidence provide a pretty solid foundation for good policy-making. But some issues are more amenable to logic than others, and population is clearly the least amenable of all. I’m in the population doghouse yet again. On 1st February the...
Population
30. 01. 2009
Earlier this month, The Guardian published an extraordinary article about Carl Djerassi, commenting on an article he himself had written about population issues in Austria and elsewhere – claiming, amongst other things, that Djerassi had blamed the Pill (of which he was one of...
Population
14. 11. 2008
I thought it might be interesting to share an article done recently for Greenpeace Business. They have just told me that they can’t use it – too controversial, apparently. If ever an article’s core hypothesis (in this case, that environmental NGOs are both gutless and less than...
Population
09. 06. 2008
I was able to give the ‘population pot’ a pretty good stir on Friday in an event for the Cheltenham Science Festival. For some time now, I have been reflecting on the way in which the world is responding to the twin crises of HIV/AIDS and continuing high levels of population...
Population
21. 09. 2007
I have absolutely promised not to let this blog get population-obsessed, but I have absolutely got to go on the record to clear up any misunderstanding caused by Madeleine Bunting’s recent article in the Guardian (September 10th) about why most environmentalists can’t bring...
Population