Thanks to the Center for Biological Diversity for this article.
In a recent survey commissioned by King’s College London, overpopulation came up as the fifth-scariest issue facing the globe. The first-ever “Global Index of Fear,” as some have called it, polled more than 7,000 people in eight nations: Australia, the United States, Britain, Brazil, China, South Africa, India and Saudi Arabia. Climate change and war/terrorism tied for first-place among global fears, followed by poverty, the economy and overpopulation.
What does all this show, besides the fact that the world is shaking in its boots? Certainly it confirms the importance of dealing with global warming without delay. But the survey also provides an important perspective on overpopulation, an issue the Center for Biological Diversity took up in 2009.
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