Population: The elephant in the room

March 8, 2009 • Daily Email Recap

Congratulations to John Feeney and thanks to Joel Marx for linking me to this article. You can add your comment at http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7865332.stm.

Uncontrolled population growth threatens to undermine efforts to save the planet, warns John Feeney. In this week’s Green Room, he calls on the environmental movement to stop running scared of this controversial topic.

It’s the great taboo of environmentalism: the size and growth of the human population.
It has a profound impact on all life on Earth, yet for decades it has been conspicuously absent from public debate.

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