Author Archives: Kathleen Mogelgaard

Climate-change planning should include family planning

Originally published on Grist. The women of Kunderpara village are used to having water all around them. They live on an island in the middle of one of Bangladesh’s many large rivers. The women are even used to the occasional … Continue reading »

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Amid Blizzards, Protests, and Lock-downs, Population Gets Stunning Moments in the Sun in Copenhagen

Originally published on the New Security Beat The second week of negotiations here in Copenhagen has been marked by dramatic events, as the deadline for a new global agreement to address climate change approaches. Blocs of negotiators from developing countries … Continue reading »

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Climate Change, Population Growth and Reproductive Health: It’s About More Than Reducing Emissions

by Kathleen Mogelgaard and Karen Hardee This is a big week in the march towards the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December, where world leaders are expected to hammer out a new global treaty to address the problem. … Continue reading »

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Population: Off the Radar, Not Off the Map

Originally published in Grist “The main driving forces of future greenhouse gas trajectories will continue to be demographic change, social and economic development, and the rate and direction of technological change,” according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Special … Continue reading »

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Powerful Injustice at the Bonn Climate Talks

Published in Grist It’s the fourth day of climate negotiations here in Bonn, and at 4:30 in the afternoon, there is a lull in the action before the start of early evening “contact groups” – official meetings of negotiators that … Continue reading »

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Climate Change is Sexist

Originally published on Grist This is the second dispatch by Population Action International from global climate change talks in Bonn, Germany.  Read the first. One of the under-reported issues about climate change is its dramatic affect on women.  A side … Continue reading »

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First impressions from Bonn: climate change hurts the poor

Originally published on Grist Kathleen Mogelgaard is Senior Program Manager of the Population and Climate Change Program at Population Action International. At the opening of the international climate change talks in Bonn, Germany, today, representatives from governments around the world … Continue reading »

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