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The Crowded Greenhouse: Population, Climate Change, and Creating a Sustainable World

John Firor and Judith Jacobsen


This book presents the strongest possible arguments about human population, climate change, and the relationship between Earth and human beings, discussing how people on Earth should act to stabilize human population, and why and how they should act to stabilize the composition of the atmosphere. Three arguments are offered in service of the ultimate goal that is to strike a new balance in which the scale of human activities is in keeping with the scale of natural systems. The book describes the approach to population issues that prevailed from the time population became a widespread public co ... More

Keywords: climate change, population control, family planning, social development, contraceptive, birth control, Cairo conference, activism, fertility, Montreal Protocol

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780300093209
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300093209.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Firor, author

Judith Jacobsen, author