New articles in Science: unrestrained population growth

Valerie Tarisco Grist explores why population growth keeps being ignored in climate discussions. “During much of history, male-dominated governments and patriarchal religions have treated a woman’s childbearing capacity as means to a societal or economic end. During the Iron Age, when the Bible and Koran were written, females, including daughters and wives as well as slaves, were literally chattel.” New post-pill contraceptives reduce population much more effectively. “These methods offer women an unprecedented ability to manage their fertility — to have children when they feel ready and only when they feel ready.” read