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Why Empowering Women is Good for the Weather

In my most recent article, I shed light on how changing demographics can lead to a change in climate. More specifically, climate change can be affected by ageing population, declining household size and urbanisation. Slowing population growth can contribute a 16-29% cut in our 2050 emissions target – this brings the question of how policies targeted at family planning and fertility rates can mitigate climate change. I will begin with a broad overview of how climate change relates to human emissions, funnelling down to considerations of birth control and female education.

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