Scientists Warning Proposes a Roadmap to Ecological Justice

18 Pages Posted: 27 Feb 2023

Date Written: February 8, 2023


This ‘Roadmap to Ecological Justice’ challenges the two cultural issues which are preventing genuine mitigation from climate breakdown and ecological collapse. These two issues are coercive consumerism, and the peer-pressure to procreate. It reveals that humanity are unwisely using the twin tools of affluence and technology to coerce people into non-essential consumption. The practice of pursuing financial profit, has resulted in humanity exceeding the carrying capacity of Earth, and causing its formerly stable climate and ecosystems to collapse. Minimising our procreation will enable us to protect most of our unborn from the escalating dangers. Despite being a scientific paper, the roadmap is intended to inspire global collaboration to equitably minimise the average global ecological footprint per capita, and to enable both men and women to feel entitled, justified, and empowered to minimise the size of their families. If adopted, the roadmap will deliver maximum mitigation from the escalating climate breakdown and ecological collapse, in a peaceful and equitable manner. The purpose of the roadmap is to perpetuate Life on Earth, and to protect our unborn from enduring unhappy and unfulfilled lives.

Keywords: Degrowth; Ecological Justice; Climate Justice; Pronatalism; Ecological Overshoot; Ubuntu

JEL Classification: F00, I00, K00, O00

Suggested Citation

Williams, Barbara, Scientists Warning Proposes a Roadmap to Ecological Justice (February 8, 2023). Available at SSRN: or

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