Once taboo, population enters climate debate

(TERRA DAILY) — For decades, debate over whether to limit global population growth was stifled or ignored, branded as immoral and a return to heartless Malthusian logic.  But the potential impact on climate change of a planet teaming with up to ten billion souls has again forced the issue into the open ahead of the December 7-18 UN climate conference in Copenhagen.

In a sign of change, the UN Population Fund UNFPA has declared that braking the rise in Earth’s population would be a major contribution to fighting greenhouse gases.

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