Overpopulation: A Driver of Climate Change?

Video by Hilary Greaves
Published on 16 May 2017

Professor Greaves, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Oxford, argues that the simple argument ‘higher population will lead to more climate change’ is flawed given a proper understanding of the physics of climate change. High population may indeed be damaging for reasons related to climate change, but if so, the reasons for this are more subtle; she outlines what they might be.

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