Glaring Emissions: Linking Rapid Population Growth and Climate Change

Presentation with Population Connection President and CEO, John Seager

Climate change is humanity’s most challenging issue—and the risks only continue to grow. By burning fossil fuels and deforesting vast areas, humans have increased concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere to levels unprecedented in at least 800,000 years. As a result, the earth’s average temperature is rising, endangering food security, the availability of fresh water, and human health. As we near a global population of 8 billion people, it’s critical we look at demographic trends to address and mitigate climate impacts.