COP27 is coming up. One topic that wasn't negotiated in COP26 was population. Currently, global population is increasing with 80 million people every year.
I believe they are mistaken in two ways:
- More people requires more resources and I don't believe the world has enough.
- Automation renders a lot of people unable to find sustainable jobs.
Kimberly Nicholas, PhD in Sustainability Science, argues that one of the four most impactful things we in the over-consuming world can do o lower emissions is to have less children.
This should not only apply to the over-consuming world, since people in developing countries tend to migrate to developed countries and hence become high emitters like the rest of us.
There is a simple formula for calculating global carbon emissions in economic terms. It is called the Kaya Identity Scenario Prognosticator and it is named after it's inventor, Yoichi Kaya, a Japanese Energy Economist.
Lowering any of the four categories, will lower our Carbon emissions. Getting any single one of them down to zero will completely stop our emissions.