Lisa Hymas

Lisa Hymas is senior editor at Grist. She tweets sometimes.

Hot off the presses

How does population affect climate change?

Slowing population growth could get us 16-29% of the emissions cuts we need by 2050 to stave off dangerous climate change, according to a new study.

The GINK videos

Tyra Banks quizzes childfree couple [VIDEO]

Watch Tracy and Jared tell a slightly aghast Tyra Banks about their decision not to have kids.

The GINK Videos

Self-reliance, population, and bringing children into a troubled world [VIDEO]

Chris Martenson, an evangelizer for self-reliance and resilience, addresses global population growth and other troubling trends in this video.

The GINK Videos

Soap operas spread word on reproductive health and population [VIDEO]

This Brazilian show spread progressive messages about contraception and health to a mass audience, thanks to efforts by the Population Media Center.

The GINK videos

Christine O'Donnell sees no need to prevent pregnancy, use condoms, or care about population [VIDEO]

Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell has loony opinions not just on masturbation but on population, contraception, and sex ed.

Deny, deny, Miss American Pie

Now all GOP Senate candidates deny global warming

The one GOP Senate candidate who supported climate action was knocked out in Delaware's primary on Tuesday by Christine O'Donnell, a Tea Partier and "cap-and-tax" critic.

Greening the mommy wars

Is it greener to be a homemaker than to have a job outside the home?

A letter writer argues that it's better for the planet if one partner in a household stays out of the workforce. But that's quite a stretch.

The GINK videos

Our planet’s population in miniature [VIDEO]

It sometimes gets lost in discussions of population that some of us have a lot more (and a lot more of an environmental impact) than others.

GINK gone bad!

Discovery hostage taker was a population-obsessed eco-wacko

It's not often that natalism makes the news -- and with guns and hostages, no less! But population is in the headlines today thanks to James J. Lee, the eco-wacko hostage-taker.