POPULATION

Global population is currently over 7.7 billion. Without further action to limit population growth, the UN predicts there will be 9.8 billion in 2050, and 11.2 billion in 2100.

Carbon emissions increase significantly with every additional person on earth the rich more than the poor — and increases the number of climate change victims – the poor more than the rich.

There is clearly a direct correlation between population and climate change.

In the fight against climate change, Project Drawdown ranks family planning as solution number 7. More than 10,000 scientists concur, signing, in 2019, the Scientists’ Warning of a Climate Emergency, in which they explicitly call for, among other things, “bold and drastic transformations” regarding economic and population policies, including making family planning services available to all. 

Speaking for more than 150 organizations, Dr. Jane Goodall, added her voice to the call for family planning, as she advocated for smaller families in the summer of 2019.

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