Category Archives: Population

Population posts on the internet

[Below are posts I’ve run across on population I liked. There are no doubt thousands more worth reading as well, send me your favorite links.  I agree with Erlich that we aren’t going to do a damn thing about controlling … Continue reading

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PNAS: Human population reduction is not a quick fix

Human population reduction is not a quick fix for environmental problems by Corey J. A. Bradshaw and Barry W. Brook Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Edited by Paul R. Ehrlich, Stanford University, and approved September 15, 2014 … 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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Iran succeeds in reducing birth rate without coercion

How Iran Became One of the World’s Most Futuristic Countries  May 2, 2014  Annalee Newitz In Iran, during the 1980s conflict with Iraq, the Ayatollah Khomeini instituted new government regulations that encouraged women to have as many children as they … Continue reading

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John Howe on 1 child per woman: still too high to stay under oil depletion curve

[In the graph below, you can see that “Howe’s slide says that even with 1 child per female we don’t stay under a depletion curve of 1% per year” — private communication from Charles A. S. Hall May 13, 2012] … 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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Birth Control won’t stop population growth

Russell Hopfenberg, at the Duke University School of Medicine, has written that global food supply is the variable which best accounts for human carrying capacity, and that human population will continue to grow as long as food supply increases. He … Continue reading

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One Child Per Woman — or NONE

Many ecologists and scientists see one, or even no children at all, as the only option to avoid a die-off in the usual unpleasant ways — genocide, war, starvation, and disease. I’ve said one-child per woman for many years, but … Continue reading

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