Jade Sasser

Jade Sasser is completing a PhD on the intersections of population-environment linkages, global environmental politics, and reproductive justice. She worked on family planning in sub-Saharan Africa, first as a Peace Corps volunteer, and later at an international health NGO. She now works on a project focused on the health impacts of climate change.

7 Billion: What to expect when you’re expanding—a special series

Will more attention to climate change bring back ‘population control’?

I'm afraid that attention to climate will revive alarmist debates on population. And as a woman of color, I'm worried that the specter of population control will rear its ugly head again.