Economics: Population — Is Less More?

Friday, Feb 2, 2018
by Michael Blanding, Princeton Alumni Weekly, Princeton University

Rising sea levels, intensifying hurricanes, and persistent droughts: We are witnessing the effects of climate change in our own lifetimes. But if the world temperature continues on its trajectory to rise a predicted 2 to 3 degrees Celsius by the end of the century, the vast majority of the effects of climate change will be borne by future generations. One conundrum for policymakers has been deciding how to develop climate-change policies now for a population that is growing. Learn more.