A blog post calling for voluntary population control.
According to a German and Swiss scientific report, terrestrial pesticide exposure may be a cause of the globally declining amphibian population.
So far, technology has accommodated and augmented population growth. We’ve seen our “green revolution” spread across the globe and feed the multitudes. The globe remains, however, a finite resource.
We have no examples of economic growth occurring in the absence of human population growth. Population growth is a Ponzi scheme and we’re setting up future generations as its victims. We are paying into the base of the pyramid with natural resources.
How one rural county without animal control regulations or a public pet shelter is working to make a better community for all residents — both humans and their companions.
Our economic dependence on population growth bears a disturbing similarity to a global Ponzi scheme - a scam in which an unethical entrepreneur promises investors big returns, which he fraudulently generates from the contributions of later investors.
Our habitat won’t allow the human population to expand forever. But if the global population stabilizes, we face an unprecedented economic problem. Prosperity depends on an expanding human population to support our expanding global economy.
Enormous obstacles form a barrier that effectively blocks our view of the future. Even if we dream up a beautiful and abundant vision for our future, can we see the path from where we are today to that future past these big obstacles?
Cam compares the population density of his home to some of the most densely populated countries in the world....
Earth Days, a poignant, 2009 Sundance Film Fesitval success, will premier on Facebook April 11, and on the PBS Network April 19.
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While conservation is neccessary for providing for an ever-growing human population, it alone cannot solve our problems. In fact, it may distract us from the real issue at hand.
Overpopulation and greed are obvious stumbling blocks to conservation efforts, but in the poorest parts of the world conservation is a luxury that simply can't be afforded.
Draughts alone don't cause desertification, but drought, overgrazing and bad agricultural practices — the results of overpopulation — create more desert land.
As fast as the global population is expanding, forests around the world are disappearing with equal speed.
Abuse of the environment has been linked to the demise of empires.
Climate change is only a symptom of human overpopulation.
The reasons for the inequitable distribution of human nourishment, worldwide, are complex and hotly debated.
We're probably on our way to a population-related catastrophe, after all.
The good news: We can grow a lot more food than we could in the old days. The bad news: We can't grow enough
We have three big challenges confronting us: preserving our habitat, controlling our population and reforming our economic systems.
Couldn’t we create a sustainable healthy planet just because we decided to?
But it’s not our nature to sit around complacently waiting for the asteroid, not while we have this miraculous opportunity to preserve and enhance our planet. Just as we once visualized the first irrigated field, invented the first wheel and dreamed of machines that fly, we can visualize the earth as a beautiful and productive garden where millions of species thrive. Then we can build it.
Humanity is truly remarkable. Maybe we should take a moment, now and then, to appreciate just how unusual we are. There's no other species, at least none that we know of, that even considers its impact on the environment.