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Recent Opinion Pieces, Papers and Talks

Population, Environment and Climate Change

"Will World Population Day Open the Gates to Coercive Contraception?" Common Dreams, July 9, 2012, and Truthout, July 10, 2012. https://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/07/09-4

"Population Alarmism is Dangerous," Carnegie Council Sustainability Forum, The Population and Sustainability Debate, September 15, 2011. http://www.carnegiecouncil.org/..._papers_reports/0107.html

"The Great Distraction: ‘Overpopulation’ is Back in Town," Common Dreams, August 30, 2011 https://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/08/30-1

"The Return of Population Control: Incentives, Targets, and the Backlash against Cairo," DifferenTakes No. 70, Spring 2011. http://popdev.hampshire.edu/.../u1149/DT_70_Hartmann.pdf

"Why Anti-Nuclear Belongs in All of Our Movements", Common Dreams, April 12, 2011. http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/04/12-10

"The Greening of Hate: An Environmentalist’s Essay" in Greenwash: Nativists Environmentalism and the Hypocrisy of Hate, Southern Poverty Law Center Report, July 2010.
http://www.splcenter.org/greenwash-nativists-environmentalism-and-the-hypocrisy-of-hate/the-greening-of-hate-an-essay

"Talking about…Population," Roundtable, Conscience Magazine, Vol. 31, No. 2, 2010.
  Download here.

"Don’t Beat the Climate War Drums," op-ed published in Climate Chronicle, the climate justice newspaper at the Copenhagen climate conference, Issue 2, December 9, 2009
http://popdev.hampshire.edu/sites/popdev/files/uploads/u4/
Don_tBeattheClimateWarDrum.pdf

"The ‘New’ Population Craze: Retro, Racist, Wrong Way to Go," On the Issues: The Progressive Woman’s Magazine, Fall 2009.
http://www.ontheissuesmagazine.com/2009fall/2009fall_
hartmann.php


"Anything Goes: The Dangers of Linking Climate Change to National Security"
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2009/08/27-6

"Stop the Tired Overpopulation Hysteria," AlterNet, March 14, 2009, http://www.alternet.org/environment/131400/rebuttal_to_chris_
hedges:_stop_the_tired_overpopulation_hysteria/

The Population Bomb is Back with a Global Warming Twist
by Betsy Hartmann and Elizabeth Barajas-Roman, Women in Action, No. 2, 2009
http://www.isiswomen.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1351&Itemid=10

"10 Reasons Why Population Control is not the Solution to Global Warming," DifferenTakes, No. 57, Winter 2009.
http://popdev.hampshire.edu/projects/dt/57

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Online Roundtable on Population and Climate Change
http://www.thebulletin.org/roundtable/population-climate-change/

"Reproductive Justice, Not Population Control: Breaking the Wrong Links and Making the Right Ones in the Movement for Climate Justice" (with Elizabeth Barajas-Roman)
http://popdev.hampshire.edu/sites/popdev/files/uploads/u4/l_--_Hartmann_and_Barajas-Roman__for_website.pdf

"War Talk and Climate Change" truthout/Perspective
November 26, 2007
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/printer_112607H.shtml

"Lines in the Shifting Sand: The Strategic Politics of Climate Change, Human Security and National Defense"
June 2009.

"Rethinking Climate Refugees and Climate Conflict: Rhetoric, Reality and the Politics of Policy Discourse," Journal of International Development, 22, 2010, 233-246.

"Beyond the Shopping Cart: Messaging Consumption," Znet Daily Commentary, April 11, 2008
http://www.zmag.org/zspace/commentaries/3458

"Climate Refugees and Climate Conflict: Who’s Taking the Heat for Global Warming?"
http://www.radixonline.org/ccm2.html

"A Bigger, and Greener, America" (op-ed with Amy Oliver)
Daily Hampshire Gazette, October 18. 2006
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National Politics

"The Election That Might Not Happen" Common Dreams, March 6, 2008
http://www.commondreams.org/archive/2008/03/06/7525/

"Wright or Wrong: What's Going On?" Common Dreams, May 6, 2008
http://www.commondreams.org/archive/2008/05/06/8751/

Nine Theses on Moving the Peace Movement Forward
Foreign Policy in Focus, April 7, 2003
http://www.fpif.org/commentary/2003/0304activist.html

"America’s Climate of Fear and Loathing"
Boston Globe, April 19, 2002
http://www.commondreams.org/views02/0419-06.htm

Interviews

Betsy is interviewed by KPFK radio in Los Angeles on July 11, 2011, World Population Day.
http://uprisingradio.org/home/?p=22048

Betsy is interviewed on the relationship between population and the environment on KPFA’s Against the Grain, November 3, 2010.
http://www.againstthegrain.org/program/364/id/441518/wed-11-03-10-overpopulation-cause-environmental-degradation

Newsclick India video interview with Betsy Hartmann on population and climate change, January 20, 2010 http://www.newsclick.in/international/betsy-hartmann-climate-change-politics-and-overpopulation-propoganda/

Interview with Betsy on climate and security on KPFA Saturday Morning Talkies, August 29, 2009 http://www.archive.org/details/BetsyHartmannOnKpfasSaturday
MorningTalkies

"Population Control," New Hampshire Public Radio, Word of Mouth, February 25, 2009

http://www.nhpr.org/node/22270  

"Open for Discussion" (video), a roundtable discussion with Betsy Hartmann and Michael Klare about the challenges and opportunities facing the new Obama administration

http://www.hampshire.edu/news/multimedia.htm?video=28

Interview about Deadly Election with Tim Einenkel on Air America online,

http://airamerica.com/blog/2008/oct/29/great-read-hartmann

Znet Interview with Betsy Hartmann on Deadly Election, March 16, 2008

http://zcommunications.org/znet/viewArticle/16887

Interview with Detroit radio talk show host, Peter Werbe, March 16, 2008

http://www.peterwerbe.com/guests.html

"The Greening of Hate," interview with Betsy Hartmann by Fred Pearce, New Scientist, February 22, 2003.

Wendy Harcourt, "Refuting Security Demographics: In Dialogue with Betsy Hartmann," Development 48(4), 2005.

Recent Speeches

"The Parable of the Herdsman and Other Tall Tales," Keynote address, Conference on Rethinking Climate Change, Conflict and Security," Sussex Centre for International Security, October 18, 2012.

"Challenging the Militarization of Climate Change," Plenary on Militarization and Security, Peace and Justice Studies Annual Conference, Anticipating Climate Disruption, Tufts University, October 6, 2012.

"Beyond Apocalypse and Down to Earth," TEDx Talk, Hampshire College, October 15, 2011.

"Stoking Population Fears Threatens Progress on Reproductive Health and the Environment," panel on Population Growth: Problem or Hype? University College London and Leverhulme Trust Population Footprints Symposium, London, May 25, 2011.

“Beyond Apocalypse: Centering Justice in Climate Education and Activism,” (with Katie McKay Bryson), New England Faculty Colloquium on Climate Change, Policy and Energy Solutions, University of Massachusetts, February 9, 2011.
View the webcast at http://www.cns.umass.edu/neclimate/content/beyond-apocalypse



"Stoking Population Fears Threatens Progress on Reproductive Health and the Environment," panel on Population Growth: Problem or Hype? University College London and Leverhulme Trust Population Footprints Symposium, London, May 25, 2011.

"At the Bonfire of the Vanities, Follow the Sparks," plenary address to Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom Conference, April 10, 2010, Hampshire College.
http://popdev.hampshire.edu/follow-the-sparks
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2zs6h95ZXY

"The Gene Express: Speeding Toward What Future?" plenary address delivered at Sama Resource Group for Women and Health’s International Consultation on Unraveling the Fertility Industry: Challenges and Strategies for Movement Building, New Delhi, India, January 22-24, 2010.
http://popdev.hampshire.edu/sites/popdev/files/uploads/
u1011/The_Gene_Express.pdf

ZNet Commentaries

Download at
http://www.zmag.org/zspace/betsyhartmann

Beyond the Shopping Cart: Messaging Consumption (4/11/08)
Abortion and the Politics of Prevention (11/07/06)
Gender, Militarism and Climate Change (04/10/06)
Too Heavy a Price to Pay: India's Two-Child Norm Hurts Women, Girls and the Poor (01/07/06)
The Testosterone Threat: Where Sociobiology Meets National Security (11/21/05)
Narcissus and the Mind/Body Problem (12/30/04)
Girlie Men and the Great Democratic Disconnect (10/07/04)
Bread, Roses - and Time (08/07/04)
Conserving Racism: The Greening of Hate at Home and Abroad (12/11/03)
End of History: The Sequel (04/21/03)
Militarism and Reproductive Freedom (01/04/03)
White Supremacy and the Anti-Immigrant Movement (12/24/02)
The Return of Relevance (10/29/01)
Population Policy: Will Coercion Come Back in Vogue? (05/01/00)
A Visit to Los Alamos (03/06/00)
What's In A Word? (01/08/00)
Women's Health Advocates Win a Victory in the Fight Against Chemical Sterilization (12/02/99)
Cracking Open Crack (10/22/99)
Cross Dressing Malthus (09/23/99)

DifferenTakes Issue Papers

10 Reasons Why Population Control is not the Solution to Global Warming
No. 57, Winter 2009.
http://popdev.hampshire.edu/projects/dt/57

Old Roots, New Shoots: Eugenics of the Everyday
No. 47, Spring 2007
http://popdev.hampshire.edu/projects/dt/47

The Testosterone Threat: Sociobiology, National Security and Population Control
No. 41, Fall 2006
http://popdev.hampshire.edu/projects/dt/41

10 Reasons to Rethink ‘Overpopulation’ (with Amy Oliver)
No. 40, Fall 2006
http://popdev.hampshire.edu/projects/dt/40

Conserving Racism: The Greening of Hate at Home and Abroad
No. 27, Winter 2004
http://popdev.hampshire.edu/projects/dt/27

Ten Reasons Why Militarism is Bad for Reproductive Freedom (with Azi Shariatmadar and Ryn Gluckman)
No. 20, Winter 2003
http://popdev.hampshire.edu/projects/dt/20

Radio

Where Have All the Young Men Gone?
WFCR Public Radio, November 8, 2002

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View Bety's recent TEDx speech on "Beyond Apocalypse and Down to Earth"
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Newsclick India video interview with Betsy Hartmann on population and climate change, January 20, 2010
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Betsy is featured in French director Mathilde Damoisel's new documentary about forced sterilizations in Peru
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Why Anti-Nuclear Belongs in All of Our Movements", Common Dreams, April 12, 2011
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