Sustainable Development

A New UN Report on our Impending Overpopulation

Marcus Roberts | 01 February 2012
Another UN report that seems heavy on headline grabbing but light on concrete proposals.

40 years later, was “The Population Bomb” a damp squib?

Michael Cook | 05 August 2009
Forty years after the publication of Paul Ehrlich’s influential book The Population Bomb, a new scholarly, peer-reviewed magazine, the Electronic Journal of Sustainable Development, thinks that it is time to take stock. And in a fascinating series of articles, it contributors demolish Ehrlich’s population pessimism. This is essential reading – and it is freely available. Here are a few highlights.

Too many at the dining table?

Dermot Grenham | 05 April 2009

Bad ideas never die; they become government reports

Michael Cook | 31 March 2009
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