Posted: June 13, 2012 by Wildcat in Uncategorized
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A new study forecasts that as Earth’s human population continues to grow, increased consumption—and increased emissions—are to come.

In an article published in the journal Nature Climate Change, Thomas Dietz of Michigan State University and his colleague, Eugene Rosa of Washington State University, take a critical look at the various factors that have long been prime climate-change suspects. One in particular: The role of population growth.

“How does population growth influence greenhouse gas emissions?” Dietz asks. “Well, in looking at most nations of the world during the last few decades we find that for each 1 percent increase in population, we get a bit more than a 1 percent increase in emissions.”

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