Lisa Hymas

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

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.


Tyra Banks quizzes childfree couple [VIDEO]

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.