A New UN Report on our Impending Overpopulation
Another UN report that seems heavy on headline grabbing but light on concrete proposals.
40 years later, was “The Population Bomb” a damp squib?
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
Too many at the dining table?
Bad ideas never die; they become government reports
Welcome to Demography Is Destiny. We launched this to counter two media memes: that humans are a cancer which is destroying our planet and that world population is spiralling to unsustainable levels. The real story is that intelligent and inventive humans will rise to the challenge of climate change and that our real problem is the coming demographic winter. The editors of Demography is Destiny are Marcus and Shannon Roberts, who live in Auckland, New Zealand. Send them your comments and suggestions.