The Doomsday Clock is an internationally recognized design that conveys how close we are to destroying our civilization with dangerous technologies of our own making. First and foremost among these are nuclear weapons, but the dangers include climate-changing technologies, emerging... Read More
Do you think the hands of the Doomsday Clock should be closer to or farther from midnight?
A demographer, Chamie is director of research at the Center for Migration Studies, where he also edits the journal, International Migration Review. He is an expert in fertility, population estimates and projections, and population and development policy. From 1993 to 2005, he directed the U.N. Population Division; in 1994, he served as deputy secretary-general for the U.N. International Conference for Population and Development. He lived for several years in a rural Indian village, working in health and family planning and spent six years with the United Nations in Lebanon, witnessing much civil conflict.
Clearly, population growth is an important aspect of environmental stress, as every man, woman,
and child requires food, water, clothing, shelter, and energy. However, it isn't necessarily the
root cause of climate change.