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Burning down the house

Today is World Population Day (July 11). It’s time to talk about the size of the human family and the way we organize our economic activity (and not just today, on World Population Day), in language that is both honest and non-accusatory. It’s time to move beyond old arguments about …

Does Anthropocene science blame all humanity?

Little support for actual Malthusian policies can be found in scientific literature about the Anthropocene. Population growth is included as one element of the Great Acceleration, which it obviously is, but it isn’t identified as the main problem.

OVERdevelopment, OVERpopulation, OVERshoot

In reality, every discussion about population involves people, the world that our children and grandchildren will live to see and the health of the planet that supports all life.

Lord Man Parable   

 Introducing Overdevelopment, Overpopulation Overshoot.

Alan Weisman reviews Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot

The real star of this book is the photography.

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.

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