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Pedro Prieto on Population

[I haven’t always agreed with Pedro about population, but I think he’s right now. It’s too late to do anything about overshoot, and we probably could have never done anything about it because we are animals. Though still, it is … Continue reading

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Richard Heinberg: Only less will do

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

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Increasing population + declining fossil fuels = less population

[ This essay looks at the human footprint on the planet, how it grew so large, the problems it causes, and the consequences. Alice Friedemann   www.energyskeptic.com  author of “When Trucks Stop Running: Energy and the Future of Transportation”, 2015, Springer … 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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Legal & Illegal Immigration must stop

[ I am so tired of only racist dregs getting covered in the media about immigration.  There are millions of non-racists who are not racist but math literate who can clearly see that we have allowed population to grow beyond … Continue reading

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Overshoot and dieoff : humans beyond carrying capacity

Hooke, R; Martin-Duque, J.F. 2012. Land transformation by humans: A Review.  Geological Society of America. Prognosis for the Future Looking ahead a few decades, land suitable for agriculture will likely continue to diminish as urban areas expand soil is degraded … 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 joining … Continue reading

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