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Although population control is still a political taboo within the context of the climate change debate, there are some signs that the issue might start to get more attention. The Observer on Sunday has an interesting story about the new head of the UK Science Museum, Chris Rapley, who advocates reducing world overpopulation by improving contraception, education and… » read more

Posted by Willy De Backer

I was moderating a debate on road transport in Brussels this week and mentioned in my conclusions that future transport policies should take into consideration potential higher oil prices because of the oil demand/supply crunch to be expected in the future (see also the recent IEA report on which I wrote a blog post earlier… » read more

Posted by Willy De Backer

The first ever UN Security Council debate on the security aspects of climate change, has led to serious divisions as China, Russia and other developing countries criticise the UK initiative. For more, see International Herald Tribune. Germany’s infamous Bild Zeitung has started a huge information campaign to fight climate change. In a surprising coalition with… » read more

Posted by Willy De Backer

In The Guardian’s Comment is Free, Friends of the Earth Director Tony Juniper urges EU leaders to set the right example by promising to cut greenhouse gases by 30% during their Spring Summit. If the EU leads, “the rest will follow” is Juniper’s headline. Wishful thinking? Professor Ross B. Emmett of Michigan State University has… » read more

Posted by Willy De Backer