Category Archives: Overpopulation

Richard Heinberg Only less (population) will Do

Only Less Will Do by Richard Heinberg,  Post Carbon Institute    Mar 16, 2015 [portions of this article were cut and rearranged] Almost nobody likes to hear about the role of scale in our global environmental crisis. That’s because if … Continue reading

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Population, Fossil Fuels, Consequences

Now that oil, coal, and natural gas are at peak production or will be soon, how can any rational person argue there’s no need for birth control and less immigration with 5 of the 7 billion humans alive due to … Continue reading

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Why did everyone stop talking about Population & Immigration?

              “Unlooked for but swift, we have come on like a swarm of locusts: a wide, thick, darkling cloud settling down like living snowflakes, smothering every stalk, every leaf, eating away every scrap of … Continue reading

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John W Day Jr, Charles Hall, et al: Ecology in Times of Scarcity

Ecology in Times of Scarcity Day, J. W. Jr., Hall, C.A., Yanez-Arancibia , A., Pimentel, D., Marti, C. I., and Mitsch, W. J. 2009. Ecology in Times of Scarcity. BioScience. 59:4, 321-331. Abstract In an energy-scarce future, ecosystem services will … Continue reading

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John Holdren, Senior advisor on Science and Technology

[I totally adore John Holdren, who completely understands our situation, and is probably responsible for many of the grey hairs on President Obama’s head.  Poor President Obama, community activist, lawyer, unaware of the world from an ecological point of view.  … Continue reading

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UK Government: Food, energy, water & the climate. A perfect storm of global events?

FOOD, ENERGY, WATER AND THE CLIMATE: A PERFECT STORM OF GLOBAL EVENTS? 12 Dec 2012. John Beddington CMG FRS, Chief Scientific Adviser to HM Government Government Office For Science. Kingsgate House. 66-74 Victoria street. London [go to the original article … Continue reading

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People use 83% Of Earth’s Land Surface, 98% of land that can grow rice, wheat, or corn

Human “Footprint” Seen on 83 Percent of Earth’s Land Hillary Mayell for National Geographic News October 25, 2002 Humans take up 83 percent of the Earth’s land surface to live on, farm, mine or fish, leaving just a few areas … Continue reading

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Garrett Hardin: POPULATION: BIGGER IS LESS FREE

Recently the BIB school of population pundits— “Bigger is Better” — has become noisier. That bigger is not always better is known to everyone with eyes and a memory. An expanding population erodes individual freedom. The freedom  people had to … Continue reading

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David Pimentel: Last orders please … room is running out at the global dinner table

Last orders please … room is running out at the global dinner table by Dr David Pimentel, professor of ecology and agricultural science at Cornell University, New York, Sydney Morning Herald, 12/07/2002, p 11, edited transcript of two speeches given … Continue reading

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Philip Cafaro on immigration and population

Here are some of the bullet points of what to do from “Arguments for Reducing Immigration” from Life on the Brink. Cut legal immigration from 1 million to 200,000 per year Reduce illegal immigration by strictly enforcing sactions against employers … Continue reading

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