Curb the growth

Crispin Hull is able to put big issues in perspective (“Affordable housing may be an economic upside to the pandemic”, canberratimes.com.au, September 26).

But he did not link it to emissions and global warming. Before the pandemic Australia’s population growth rate (1.6 per cent) was much higher than comparable countries.

The rising population has contributed to rising emissions through more buildings, energy use, transport and food.

Ongoing population growth makes it even more urgent to transition away from fossil fuels to renewables.

Ray Peck Canberra Times 30 September 2020