Selected Articles, Interviews and Presentations

Online Commentary

Betsy Hartmann, “Donald Trump and the Dangers of Dehumanizing the Enemy,” Common Dreams, November 2, 2017.

Betsy Hartmann, “Trump’s Apocalypse has been a Long Time Coming,” Common Dreams, June 12, 2017.

Betsy Hartmann, “Time for a Trump Carnage Index,” Common Dreams, May 6, 2017.

Betsy Hartmann, “Tribute to a Man of Peace and Courage,” Daily Hampshire Gazette, February 9, 2017.

Betsy Hartmann, “Making Music out of the Post-Inaugural Blues,” Common Dreams, January 19, 2017.

Betsy Hartmann, “Ten Ways to Build a Broad Progressive Movement to Defeat Trump,” Common Dreams, December 12, 2016.

Betsy Hartmann, “Talking to the Elderly about Trump’s Victory,” Daily Hampshire Gazette, November 18, 2016.

Betsy Hartmann and Jan Selby, “Time to Drop the Climate War Talk,” Common Dreams, December 1, 2015.

Depo-Provera, HIV and the WHO: Forsaking Science for Special Interests?truthout, November 12, 2015.

Artesia, New Mexico: Locking up Children from Cold War to War on Immigrants,” truthout, August 31, 2014.

Population Alarmism is Dangerous,” Carnegie Council Sustainability Forum, The Population and Sustainability Debate, September 15, 2011.

Four Contributions to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Online Roundtable on Population and Climate Change, Winter 2007-2008.

Presentations and Interviews

Podcast interview about The America Syndrome by Sam Seder on Majority Report, August 29, 2017; also available on youtube

“Against Apocalypse,” interview with Sasha Lilley, KPFA’s Against the Grain, August 30, 2017.

Interview on Rising Up with Sonali Show on Free Speech TV and Pacifica radio stations, August 17, 2017.

Televised talk by Betsy about “How Optimism is Essential for Social Change,” with Q and A with Wier Harman and audience, Town Hall Seattle, June 26, 2017.

Interviewed for Conference on Resource Politics: Transforming Pathways to Sustainability, STEPS Center, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK, September 7, 2015. Watch on youtube.

“Shrinking Spaces and Resource Races,” plenary address, Conference on Resource Politics, University of Sussex, September 5, 2015. Watch on youtube.

“Reflecting on ‘The Coming Anarchy,'” podcast interview, Academic Council on the United Nations System, April 29, 2014.

“Beyond Apocalypse and Down to Earth,” TEDx Talk, Hampshire College, October 15, 2011. Watch on youtube.

“Overpopulation: The Cause of Environmental Degradation?” Interview on KPFA’s Against the Grain, November 3, 2010. Listen.


Betsy Hartmann and Mohan Rao, “India’s Population Programme: Obstacles and Opportunities,Economic and Political Weekly (Mumbai), vol. L, no. 44, October 31, 2015.

Betsy Hartmann, Anne Hendrixson and Jade Sasser, “Population, sustainable development and gender equality,” in Melissa Leach, ed., Gender Equality and Sustainable Development, London: Routledge and Earthscan, 2015.

Converging on Disaster: Climate Security and the Malthusian Anticipatory Regime for Africa,” Geopolitics 19: 757-783, 2014.

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

The Greening of Hate: An Environmentalist’s Essay,” in Southern Poverty Law Center, Greenwash: Nativists, Environmentalism and the Hypocrisy of Hate, Montgomery, ALA, 2010.