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Biophysical limits, women's rights and the climate encyclical

The Pope has made a strong call for action on climate change, but it fails to address the complex linkages between sustainable development and demographic growth.

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Ehrlich, P., Harte, J. Biophysical limits, women's rights and the climate encyclical. Nature Clim Change 5, 904–905 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1038/nclimate2795

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