Population panic lets rich people off the hook for the climate crisis they are causing | George Monbiot

Rising consumption by the affluent has a far greater environmental impact than the birth rate in poorer nationsWhen a major study was published last month, showing that the global population is likely to peak then crash much sooner than most scientists had assumed, I naively imagined that people in rich nations would at last stop blaming all the world’s environmental problems on population growth. I was wrong. If anything, it appears to have got worse.Next week the BirthStrike movement – founded by women who, by announcing their decision not to have children, seek to focus our minds on the horror… Source – Full Article https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/aug/26/panic-overpopulation-climate-crisis-consumption-environment

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