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Fewer children, fewer climate risks? Niger ponders a controversial option

Climate change has meant Niger has seen a swift rise in temperatures and less abundant water flows in rivers, in addition to more intense droughts and floods. That is a growing threat to food and water supplies - and the pressures heighten as the nation’s population booms, with each woman having on average 7.6 children.

October 7, 2019