Issues as complex and expansive as human population growth are accompanied by a wide spectrum of opinions about the seriousness of the problem and the appropriate ways to address it. Not all of these perspectives and recommendations are created equal. Some people use science as a way to avoid political, moral, ethical and social questions or justify preconceived notions. Troubled interpretations and the reckless propagation of these kinds of research can result in undue harm.
Research does not exist in a vacuum and has broader implications on program development, policy decisions and future investigations. With that, the selection of studies shared in the Crowded Planet library is informed by our positions, which you can read about below.
The Crowded Planet resource library is a project of the Population and Sustainability program of the Center for Biological Diversity.
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