Talking about the Population Problem (2)

21 February, 2010

While I’m at it, here are some articles available online that are worth reading.

Well-known Professor of Economics and writer/journalist Paul Krugman, in the New York Times, March 2008 writes an article entitled “Malthus was right!”. 

He refers therein to a Wall Street Journal article published in the same month entitled “New Limits to Growth Revive Malthusian Fears”.

And here’s a piece called “When Environmental Writers Are Part of the Problem” by John Feeney, from July 2007:

Something’s missing in today’s environmental discussion. When talking about causes and proposed solutions for our ecological plight, few environmental writers are telling us more than half the story. Al Bartlett, physics professor emeritus at the University of Colorado and long time sustainability activist, calls it “the silent lie.”

It’s the near universal tendency to focus on the importance of cutting fossil fuel use while staying mum on the topic of population growth.

Finally, a presentation called “Population and Climate Change” given by Karen Hardee, Vice President for Research of Population Action International can be found here.


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