Population

Earth’s Human Population Is Not Sustainable

Human population growth threatens all life on Earth. Notice how the linked Guardian article focuses on Humans. We all know, and the article’s author would probably agree, Human destruction of Earth ecosystems harms other species as well as Humans. This might end when Human civilization ends, but population’s daughter product, climate change, might continue destroying life long after Humans are gone.

A report by the University of Washington predicts that Japan’s population will halve by by 2100. Photograph: Eugene Hoshiko/AP

The Guardian article gives a brief update on population projections.

“In 1798, Thomas Malthus wrung his hands as he contemplated the growing mass of humanity, warning: “The power of population is so superior to the power of the earth to produce subsistence for man, that premature death must in some shape or other visit the human race.” –Guardian Editorial.

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7 thoughts on “Population

  1. Yes, human overpopulation is the baseline for the tragedy of species decline, climate change, and basically all the ills our planet faces. Yet no one talks about it; I’m not sure why this is such a taboo subject or why humans hold themselves in such high regard.

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  2. I think religion plays a large role; more “souls ” ( of course an unproven and only human- possessed entity) to pass the collection plate to. Ethnic group-think( we need” our people” to grow in numbers) and business concerns, more babies= future consumers. Add to that the paralyzing fear of saying something , no matter how respectfully or intelligently, that ” might offend someone”.

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