OTTAWA - The first tranche of fresh, new census data is coming out this week, and Ted Hildebrandt is giddy with anticipation.The director of social planning for Community Development Halton has been r...
Supporting more people on a finite planet is a serious challenge. But in a world where hunger and obesity are both epidemics, reproduction rates can't be the main problem. And when we look at issues that are often blamed on overpopulation, we see that overconsumption is a greater factor in environmental destruction.
As the world's population reaches an estimated seven billion, experts say the future for a child born today in Canada risks being cut short by obesity but enhanced by advances in medical research. On...
Why does our economic system place a higher value on disposable and often unnecessary goods than on the things like clean air and productive soil? Sure, there's some contradiction in protesters carrying iPhones while railing against the consumer system. But this is not just about making personal sacrifices