Adding another estimated 2 billion people over the next three decades to our existing 7.7 billion global population will put unimaginable stress on the planet’s resources.
Too many humans are what’s causing the problems of the world; not the world causing problems for too many humans
Science tells us that the best thing each and every one of us can do to lower our personal carbon footprint is to have one less child.
And as a culture we need to talk more about the impacts of population growth.
We need to deal with our personal addiction to fossil fuels.
Ironically, the most dangerous species on Earth is also the only species that has had the wherewithal to try to save species that are near extinction.
The population of vertebrate species – mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and fish -- on this planet has plummeted by 52 percent just since 1970.
It is now projected that due to overpopulation of homo sapiens, by the end of this century an estimated 50 percent of all plant and animal species on this earth will have gone extinct.
What causes a species to experience a surge in population? Trudging through the sugarbush fixing squirrel chews has given me time to think about this.
When we learn that our thirst for oil, gas and other energy supplies runs the risk of obliterating our water, then perhaps it’s time to rethink just what the heck it is we’re doing.
It is no longer OK for religious or political leaders to tell people that they must have more and more children. Here’s why. We have to start asking just how many people can this planet support.
In a speech at UVM, the 81-year-old Ehrlich, a professor at Stanford University, called attention to environmental problems on overpopulation, evolutionary biology, and conservation.
I was always aware that my mother had more children than she wanted.