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Population Trends Influence Climate Change

Global Demographic Trends such as changes in population growth and composition, including aging and urbanization, could significantly affect future global carbon emissions over the next 40 years, according to a new study published in PNAS.
By mid-century, it is estimated that global population could rise by more than three billion people, with most of that increase occurring in urban areas. The study showed that a slowing of population growth, following one of the slower growth paths considered plausible by demographers at the United Nations, could contribute to significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Click here to read more…

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