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A Population Perspective on the Steady State Economy

A steady state economy is defined by a constant population and a constant stock of physical capital.

Population & aging - Sept 20

 New report overturns 20-year consensus on population estimates. New prediction is for a 70% chance of  a rise from 7 billion to 11 billion by 21200.  

Remembering where we live: Physics vs. biology

Where do we think we live? Where do we actually live? These questions are of the utmost importance if we are to make the right decisions about our life on planet Earth.

Over the Climate Cliff  

Alex is joined by Cam Walker, Friends of Earth Australia, Dr. David A. Lavers, and author Alan Weisman.    

COUNTDOWN: Slowing Population Growth Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth

Alan Weisman answers questions on his new book. Weisman traveled to 21 countries asking politicians, scientists, family planning specialists, doctors, and religious leaders, crucial questions about how we can successfully deal with the size of human population.

If Overpopulation Isn’t the Problem, What’s the Question?

Since the end of the 18th century, when Malthus wrote An Essay on the Principle of Population, there’s been controversy regarding the concept of “carrying capacity,”...

Albert Bartlett: On message about exponential growth to the end

Albert Bartlett might have been another obscure physics professor had he not put together a now famous lecture entitled "Arithmetic, Population and Energy"in 1969. The lecture begins with the line: "The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the …

The Real Population Problem

Sometimes considered a taboo subject, the issue of population runs as an undercurrent in virtually all discussions of modern challenges.

Gauging the urban appetite

The agendas that are set so solemnly for international (or global) food and hunger problems cannot be used at the sub-national or local administrative level, which must analyse its own problems and find practical solutions, All too often, catering sensibly to the food needs of urban populations …

Maybe It’s Time to Offend a Few Folks

 Speaking out about human overpopulation is not an easy thing, as I have been told that people get offended.

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