Global Population Gets a Fresh Look

By Keith Kloor | October 21, 2011 12:33 pm

As I’ve previously discussed, the most disconcerting turn in the population debate in recent times (at least in the U.S.) is the anti-immigrant factions that have co-opted it.

But the approaching 7 billion mark has generated a new round of population chatter and news stories. At the Yale Forum on Climate Change & the Media, I survey the twists and turns of the population narrative.

CATEGORIZED UNDER: climate change, population

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About Keith Kloor

Keith Kloor is a NYC-based journalist, and an adjunct professor of journalism at New York University. His work has appeared in Slate, Science, Discover, and the Washington Post magazine, among other outlets. From 2000 to 2008, he was a senior editor at Audubon Magazine. In 2008-2009, he was a Fellow at the University of Colorado’s Center for Environmental Journalism, in Boulder, where he studied how a changing environment (including climate change) influenced prehistoric societies in the U.S. Southwest. He covers a wide range of topics, from conservation biology and biotechnology to urban planning and archaeology.


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