Discussing why population growth is still ignored or denied

Kopnina, Helen and Washington, Haydn (2016) Discussing why population growth is still ignored or denied. Chinese Journal of Population Resources and Environment, 14 (2). pp. 133-143. ISSN 1004-2857

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Due to a number of factors outlined in this article, the issue of population growth is excluded from the sustainability discussion. In this article, we explore some of the ethical presumptions that underlie the issues linking population growth and sustainability. Critics argue that action to address population creates social and economic segregation, and portray overpopulation concerns as being “anti-poor,” “anti-developing country,” or even “antihuman.” Yet, de-linking demographic factors from sustainability concerns ignores significant global realities and trends, such as the ecological limits of the Earth, the welfare and long-term livelihood of the most vulnerable groups, future prospects of humanity, as well as the ecosystems that support society.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Population growth; overpopulation; sustainability
Subjects: F800 Physical and Terrestrial Geographical and Environmental Sciences
L100 Economics
L600 Anthropology
L700 Human and Social Geography
L900 Others in Social studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2021 13:02
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2021 13:15
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/47325

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