“There’s just too many of us and no one is talking about it.” —Biologist Patrick Benson in Meera Subramanian’s, A River Runs Again: India’s Natural World in Crisis By Max Kummerow It is hard to imagine a growing population supporting a steady state economy. “Jobs” and higher incomes for growing numbers of people anchor […]
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Sir David Attenborough remarked in a 2011 presidential lecture to the Royal Society that “every environmental and social problem is made more difficult and ultimately impossible to solve with ever more people.” Wherever women’s status has improved and societies modernized, he said, birth rates have fallen. He begged his audience to “talk about population.”
Policies needed to stabilize population and consumption will be difficult to enact, but difficult is a lot easier than impossible.
Just how efficient are are market prices when they put the future of all species, including humans, at risk?
In a shocking turn of events, politicians have said some misleading things. They have a lot to learn about the needed demographic and economic transition.