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Anne Hendrixson, director of Hampshire College’s Population and Development Program, however, argues that there are more pressing issues worthy of attention.
“They’re locating environmental problems in fertility, rather than looking at larger issues of consumption and really holding the worst polluters accountable for their actions,” Hendrixson said. “Instead it’s looking at environmental problems as an issue of an equalized carbon footprint that is shared globally. They’re arguing that each person has the same impact on the world. That really takes away so much complexity of how population does impact the environment.”
It’s important to focus on specifically who is consuming the most, and to target the wealthy nations and the biggest corporations that are disproportionately responsible for greenhouse gas emissions, Hendrixson said.
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