Why Overpopulation is Actually a Problem

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In this Our Changing Climate climate change video essay, I look at why the myth of overpopulation is actually a problem. Specifically, I look at how overpopulation is leading to dangerous conclusions both on the right and the left. On the right, it's leading to conclusions of population control, murder, and ethnic cleansing. On the left, it manifests as birth control access, but is still couched in the ideas of population control. Overpopulation is ultimately a myth that at best distracts from the needed work of climate action, and at worst leads to violence.

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0:00 - Intro
1:17 - A Brief History of Overpopulation
5:31 - Overpopulation for the Right
12:19 - Overpopulation for the Left
17:00 - The Reality of "Overpopulation"
19:57 - Paths Towards a Zero-Carbon World
22:35 - Brilliant Sponsorship

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