Lisa Hymas

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

The green side of Jonathan Franzen and 'Freedom'

Franzen tackles population and gears up for Oprah [VIDEO]

This season's It Book, "Freedom" by Jonathan Franzen, has a protagonist who's worried about population. Oprah's chosen the novel for her book club.

Childfree

A green guide to getting along for parents and the childfree

In the interests of fostering camaraderie between green-minded parents and childfree people, here are some cross-cultural communication tips.

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NPR's Scott Simon on adoption and environmentalism

NPR host Scott Simon wants to encourage people to consider adoption, yet he's suspicious of people who might do it for environmental reasons.

Climate & Energy

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.

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Tyra Banks quizzes childfree couple [VIDEO]

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

Climate & Energy

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.