Category Archives: Overpopulation

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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The Passengers are killing the crew of Spaceship Earth

The essay by Captain Paul Watson below is one of the best I’ve ever read on the overpopulation crisis.  This is just part of it, to read it all (and many other great essays as well), get “Life on the … Continue reading

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New York Times review of “Countdown” by Alan Weisman

A book review by Nathaniel Rich, October 11, 2013, New York Times of: COUNTDOWN. Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth? By Alan Weisman If we wanted to bring about the extinction of the human race as quickly … Continue reading

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Humans are a ‘plague on Earth’: Sir David Attenborough warns that negative effects of population growth will come home to roost

22 Jan 2013. Humans are a ‘plague on Earth’: Sir David Attenborough warns that negative effects of population growth will come home to roost. The Independent. TV naturalist Sir David Attenborough has warned that human beings have become a “plague … Continue reading

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Overpopulation is destroying the planet — China for example

Kenneth R. Weiss. July 22, 2012. China’s population and economy are a double whammy for the world China’s ‘one-child’ policy has slowed population growth and brought prosperity — but it couldn’t avert massive damage to the environment. Los Angeles Times. … Continue reading

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Worldwide hunger and starvation

Kenneth R. Weiss. 22 July 2012. As the world’s population grows, hunger persists on a massive scale. Nearly 1 billion people are malnourished, and a child dies of hunger every 11 seconds.  Los Angeles Times series “Beyond 7 billion”. Around … Continue reading

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Overpopulation will lead to Uprisings, Social Chaos, and Revolutions

  Kenneth R. Weiss. July 22, 2012. Runaway population growth often fuels youth-driven uprisings.  In fast-growing countries, many young men are unable to find employment or pay dowries. Frustrated ambitions can be an explosive force — and a reason for … Continue reading

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