As the world’s population expands — a United Nations report says we will reach 7 billion people on Monday — Grist.org has been exploring issues of population growth and the environment with a series titled, 7 billion: What to Expect When You are Expanding.
I recommend some not-so-light reading for the weekend.
They are tackling some heavy topics, from Three’s a crowd: Is it unethical to have more than two children and We can feed 10 billion of us, study finds — but it won’t be easy to An indigenous take on family planning and population and much more.
So in between the parties this weekend and the kids’ trick-or-treating, check it out. It’s food for thought, and discussion.
— Linda J.