Population, Environmental Change, and Security (PECS) News is published tri-annually by the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Environmental Change and Security Program, with support from the Office of Population, U.S. Agency for International Development, and the University of Michigan.
MAY 2009—ECSP's Sean Peoples Assesses Utility of Population Projections in World Watch Magazine
Paper contribution to January 2010 seminar on environmental peacebuilding.
The Environmental Change and Security Project has just published its annual journal on population, environment, and security connections. Dr. Jane Goodall kicks off the diverse collection of articles with her assessment of population and environment connections in Africa. The 2003 edition also features commentaries on global poverty and U.S. national security. Read on for these pieces and much more on these critical yet neglected linkages.
As World Population Day approaches, Wilson Center consultant and demographer Elizabeth Leahy Madsen says the Arab Spring demonstrates that countries with very young age structures are prone both to higher incidence of civil conflict and undemocratic governance.
FEBRUARY 2008—Participants Aim to Expand Reach of Integrated PHE Programs
ECSP's 7th annual Report explores the connection between conflict and hunger, and looks at environmental stress and human security in Northern Pakistan. This issue also includes commentaries on the National Intelligence Council's Global Trends 2015 report; and a special forum addressing the question: Is there a population implosion?
APRIL 2007 - Coal Mining, by intern Yang Yang and Desertification, by assistant Linden Ellis are now posted on the Environmental Heath Project web page.
Countries that are overwhelmed by environmental problems tend to develop political and economic problems, writes Jared Diamond, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies.