Indian Women Laborers at Dholavira Archaeological Site in Kush
A country’s carbon footprint does not necessarily shrink when the birth rate drops, Mr. Knobloch said. In India and China, he pointed out, smaller families have consumed more as their incomes rose — a common trend in developing countries. “It gets complex very quickly,” he said.
—Mireya Navarro, New York Times, October 31, 2011Buy This Image