7 Billion Humans in 2011 | National Geographic Magazine: Women Laborers Dholavira Archaeological Site | India

Women Laborers Dholavira Archaeological Site | India

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, 2011

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