Joseph Chamie

Articles by Joseph Chamie

27 March 2008

When the world is at stake, personal rights and sovereignty aren't perfectly clear

The increase in world population and greenhouse gas emissions is widely acknowledged to have
serious implications for human well-being and all other life on Earth. But what can be done about

22 February 2008

Reducing unintended fertility will have little impact on emissions

Few would disagree that helping women and men who want to avoid or delay pregnancy is a laudable
goal that contributes to the well-being of individuals, families, communities, and nations. The

23 January 2008

The political will to solve population and environmental issues doesn't exist

This debate is taking an unfortunate turn. In my view, it's not a matter of prioritizing a
number of different issues; it's pursuing all of those issues at once.

17 December 2007

Protecting Earth's atmosphere requires more than limiting population growth

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.