Population Matters: Jonathan Porritt talks to Yearly Meeting

‘The link between population growth and climate change is incontrovertible.’

‘We need to put emphasis on policies that face these issues.’ | Photo: by Slava on Unsplash

The crisis of climate change is here. We have already exceeded one degree over pre-industrial temperatures and are anticipating a rise of three degrees by the end of the century. Angela Merkel, looking at the floods in Germany, said: ‘There is no word in our language to describe the horror of what is around me.’ Politicians have not been able to summon up creative and imaginative resources, even though millions of people in the poorest parts of the world have been facing this for twenty years. We have little time to decarbonise our economy, heal the world we have influenced, and find a different way of creating and distributing wealth.

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