Stay Current with GSS

This page has the most recent “stay current” articles sent to the GSS email list (google group) weekly. To receive the weekly email updates, email gssmail@berkeley.eduwith subject line “Join GSS” and provide the name of your school, city, state, and country. The articles are also compiled chapter-by-chapter through “Stay Current” links in the Contents page […]

EF4C. Stay Current—How Does the Sun Shine?

Staying current for Chapter 4 {Energy Flow Contents} See the Sun’s Chinese New Year dragon at the Space Weather website. Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) movie of “coronal rain” on the Sun. 2022-08-25. Brighter Skies Ahead—As solar max approaches, new tech is on call. [https://eos.org/agu-news/brighter-skies-ahead] By Heather Goss, Eos/AGU. Excerpt: …An impressive cadre of Sun-targeted missions has recently […]

PG8C. Stay Current—Choosing a World

Staying current for Chapter 8 See non-chronological resources { Population Growth Contents } 2021-04-12. ‘Sink into your grief.’ How one scientist confronts the emotional toll of climate change. By David Malakoff, Science Magazine. Excerpt: “I was trained to be calm, rational, and objective, to focus on the facts,” sustainability scientist Kimberly Nicholas recalls in her new book, Under […]

PG7C. Stay Current—Can We Limit Human Population Growth?

Staying current for Chapter 7 { Population Growth Contents } 2022-07-01. For scientists, Roe’s end raises concerns about personal safety and professional choices. [https://www.science.org/content/article/scientists-roe-s-end-raises-concerns-about-personal-safety-and-professional-choices] By Katie Langin, Science Magazine. Excerpt: When the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on 24 June, eliminating the constitutional right to an abortion and handing decisions about abortion access to state legislators, the […]

PG5C. Stay Current—The Environmental Impact of Populations

Staying current for Chapter 5 See non-chronological resources { Population Growth Contents } 2022-08-18. Seeing Through Turbulence to Track Oil Spills in the Ocean. [https://eos.org/features/seeing-through-turbulence-to-track-oil-spills-in-the-ocean] By Guillermo García-Sánchez,  Ana M. Mancho,  Antonio G. Ramos,  Josep Coca and  Stephen Wiggins, Eos/AGU. Excerpt: After oil and tar washed up on eastern Mediterranean beaches in 2021, scientists devised a way to trace the […]

PG4C. Stay Current—The History of Human Population Growth

Staying current for Chapter 4 See non-chronological resources { Population Growth Contents } 2019-09-17. Almost Everywhere, Fewer Children Are Dying. By Josh Katz, Alicia Parlapiano and Margot Sanger-Katz, The New York Times. [https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/09/17/upshot/child-mortality.html] Excerpt: Two decades ago, nearly 10 million children did not live to see a 5th birthday. By 2017, that number — about 1 in […]

PG3C. Stay Current—Population Reproduction, Growth, and Change Over Time

Staying current for Chapter 3 { Population Growth Contents } 2022-06-09. ‘Fantastic giant tortoise’ species thought extinct for 100 years found alive. [https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jun/09/galapagos-fantastic-giant-tortoise-species-thought-extinct-found-alive] By Sofia Quaglia, The Guardian. Excerpt: A rare Galápagos species, the “fantastic giant tortoise”, long thought extinct, has been officially identified for the first time in more than a century in what […]

PG2C. Stay Current—Patterns in Populations

Staying current for Chapter 2 { Population Growth Contents } 2019-10-11. Giant reptiles once ruled Australia. Their loss sparked an ecological disaster. By John Pickrell, Science Magazine. Excerpt: BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA—Saber-toothed cats, short-faced bears, and other ferocious mammals were the top predators of the ice age across most of the world. But not in Australia. Here, […]

PG6C. Stay Current—One Child

Staying current for Chapter 6 { Population Growth Contents } 2022-01-17. China’s Births Hit Historic Low, a Political Problem for Beijing. By Steven Lee Myers and Alexandra Stevenson, The New York Times. Excerpt: China announced on Monday that its birthrate plummeted for a fifth straight year in 2021, moving the world’s most populous country closer to the potentially […]

Bibliography for Population Growth

{ Population Growth Contents } { All GSS Books } Brown, Lester R., Building a Sustainable Society, W.W. Norton, 1981  Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center, Trends ’91, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 1992  Chen, Victor, Crisis of a Crowded World, Audubon, July-Aug., 1994  Coale, Ansley J., The History of the Human Population, Scientific American, Sept., 1974  […]