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What are ethical ways to curb the global human population increase?

Education, education, education. Also healthcare, and access to contraception. I don't have any references available, I'm afraid, but repeatedly we have seen that when standards of education are ...
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What are ethical ways to curb the global human population increase?

It may sound contradictory, but according to scientist and statistician Hans Rosling, the main criterion to limit population growth is a reduction of the child mortality rate (see also his Ted Talk on ...
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What are ethical ways to curb the global human population increase?

It has already been stated that population growth decreases in countries that experience an increase in prosperity. It seems clear to me that this goes hand-in-hand with access to education for all ...
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What are ethical ways to curb the global human population increase?

Let me challenge the framing of the question: Your premise -- that population size per se strains natural resources -- is wrong. What strains natural resources is overconsumption, i.e. consumption of ...
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What are ethical ways to curb the global human population increase?

Increase broadcast coverage of television soap operas From the abstract of a research paper titled "Soap Operas and Fertility: Evidence from Brazil" (pdf): We estimate the effect of television on ...
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What are ideas to change the advertising system towards sustainability?

This is a complex issue and one that's hard to address succinctly. It gets into the larger matter of media and its role and interaction with society, which is profound. This includes political and ...
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What are ideas to change the advertising system towards sustainability?

The issue is not advertising per se, but what drives it. In a capitalist system, businesses pursue higher revenues and lower costs in order to maximize profits. Advertising is a part of this system ...
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What would happen to greenhouse gas emissions if no more humans were born?

I'm not a demographer, but I attempted a first order approximation based on what I could find. World-O-Meter has a page with world age structure grouped into buckets of 5 years (eg. 20-24). I roughly ...
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What are ideas to change the advertising system towards sustainability?

Steps that would make a difference: Regulation A: A truth in advertising policy. Go after them hard for deceptive practices, especially 'life style' ads. (The attractive young lady does NOT come ...
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What are ethical ways to curb the global human population increase?

Even though I agree with most of the previous answers that education and economic equality would be the most efficient mechanics in the long-run, I feel like they do not directly answer your question ...
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What are ethical ways to curb the global human population increase?

Fight to poverty. In fact this is the main goal of the UN agency for sustainable development. People living in poor countries use to have more children because they need somebody to take care of them ...
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