This really needs to be said. It is delicate for the industrialized countries to bring up the population issue in the context of global warming, because each person in the developing countries is responsible for so much less emissions than each person in the developed countries.
The emphasis needs to be right where the author put it--on the benefits to women and their families of women's empowerment. However, maybe the link with global warming will make more men in the developed countries pay attention to these issues. I say "men" because they are still a large majority in the political establishment.
Sep 15 2009 - 8:21pm