“But population growth is not the problem that so many people seem to think it is, not least because of the global decline in fertility; arguably, declining population growth is the real population-related concern of the century. And even if it were a concern, the policies that NIMBYs support not only fail to create a climate-conscious built environment but actually make fighting climate change more difficult.”
The New York Times had an article on NIMBYs as well that profiled one woman in particular. What I find fascinating about all of this is that these folks learned something when they were young or coming of age (population growth is the ultimate bad thing for the planet) and they've taken that through all these ensuing years to fight housing. Growth is gonna happen one way or another and the way in which these folks fight it only makes it that much harder for the generations behind them to own a home and live their lives.