Although climate change can often be linked to population growth, it doesn’t necessarily follow that one is caused by the other.
And regions that have more people do not necessarily emit more carbon. The question is not about population but rather about consumption patterns
Take Kenya, which is currently suffering a devastating drought. It has 55 million people, about 95 times more than the population of Wyoming in the United States. But Wyoming emits 3.7 times the amount of carbon dioxide as Kenya. Africa as a whole has 16.7 per cent of the world’s population but historically emits only 3 per cent of global carbon pollution. The United States, however, has 4.5 per cent of the planet’s people but since 1959 has put out 21.5 per cent of heat-trapping carbon dioxide.

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