Aging would reduce the emission of greenhouse gases
United States, October 12, 2010
The National Center for Atmospheric Research in the United States presented a report explaining that the aging of the population would decrease the rate of climate change due to a lower emission of greenhouse gases.
According to the study, the aging of the population (particularly the industrialized countries) would reduce consumption, slowing production processes and thus the emission of gases that affect the environment.
Specifically, the text proposes that by 2050, greenhouse gas emissions will be reduced between 16 and 29 percent. However, urbanization could counteract this effect, causing an increase in emissions due to greater use of means of transport, household goods, etc.
The research does not include technological advances, so, even though it is a good base to start a pre-figurative politic in environmental terms, nothing is resolved.