Why Less Land Needs To Make More Food

With population growth adding almost three billion people by 2050, we need to figure out how to produce more food with less land and fewer emissions.

How a Soap Opera Affected Brazil’s Fertility Rate

During the past 40 years, Brazil’s fertility rates declined. One cause was the new values that soap operas conveyed to an uneducated rural population.

What Happens When People Pollinate Better Than Bees?

Pricing ecosystems and the market’s practical and ethical dilemmas take us to Malthusian economics and the difficulty of finding a valid conservation tool.

The Seven Billionth Baby

On October 12, 1999, according to the United Nations, the 6 billionth person (approximately) in the world was born. At the time, the UN projected the arrival of number 7 billion during 2013. Now though, the due date has been…

Why Was Malthus a Reverend?

Have you ever wondered why Malthus was a reverend? The surprising answer is in Bill Bryson’s wonderful new book, At Home A Short History of Private Life (which I just started reading). 18th and 19th century rectors and vicars tended…