What We’re Up Against

June 25, 2008 • News

Thanks to John Tanton for alerting me to the existence of the film “Demographic Winter.” This film was referred to in the two Boston Globe editorials I just distributed. See http://www.demographicwinter.com/index.html, and watch the trailer to see the information this fundamentalist group is putting out to try to convince people that we face a shrinking population and that we need to encourage larger family size. Part of their appeal is to the (misguided) fear that population stabilization will lead to a collapse in the economy. See a review of this film at http://www.thenation.com/doc/20080303/joyce.

Clearly, the strength of the European and Japanese economies show the fallacy of the arguments being made. Nevertheless, it is important for ecological economists to speak out about the economic necessity and benefits of population stabilization and reduction , both domestically and internationally.

Current World Population


Net Growth During Your Visit