The world’s population is nearing 8 billion. But do we have really an "overpopulation" problem? Human beings are the biggest threat to the environment, but not because their numbers are increasing. The real problem is overconsumption.
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Overconsumption, not overpopulation, drives climate change. A projected decline in fertility could see the world's population peak in just four decades, with Japan and Spain halving in size.
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