Robert Engelman

Why Family Planning Makes a Climate-Sustainable Future More Likely

In October, not just one but two high-level reports on climate change warned that the world’s nations are falling short of what’s needed to keep the Earth from overheating dangerously — to the point that it’s time to literally pull carbon dioxide out of the air on a massive scale. Neither report, however, mentioned an opportunity that could help both to constrain emissions and to scrub out some of that carbon: removing barriers to the voluntary use of family planning.

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