Gietel-Basten shares views on when the world’s population will peak and its implications


Regardless of when precisely Earth’s population peaks and falls, the problems caused by aging and climate change will be dire if left unaddressed. Accepting as much could be an asset if it directs policy makers toward what they actually can control. “It’s the habit of governments to try to solve demographic problems, quote, unquote, with demographic solutions,” says Stuart Gietel-Basten, a social-science and public-policy professor at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Read the news article on The Atlantic published on 10 February 2022.

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