An Introduction to Population and Climate Change

This course will introduce some of the main links between population growth and climate change. After a brief introduction to historical and current global population trends, the course will explore the ways climate change will likely affect different populations around the world, with a focus on the regions that are projected to grow the fastest over the next 50-100 years. The session will end with an open-ended discussion about the potential social and environmental benefits of slowing population growth.