Unrelenting population growth driving global warming, mass extinction

June 27, 2014 • Family Planning, Protection of Species, Reproductive Health, Daily Email Recap

Unrelenting population growth driving global warming, mass extinction

See: http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0626-hance-overpopulation-climate-biodiversity.html

It took humans around 200,000 years to reach a global population of one billion. But, in two hundred years we’ve septupled that. In fact, over the last 40 years we’ve added an extra billion approximately every dozen years. And the United Nations predicts we’ll add another four billion-for a total of 11 billion-by century’s end. Despite this few scientists, policymakers, or even environmentalists are willing to publicly connect incredible population growth to worsening climate change, biodiversity loss, resource scarcity, or the global environmental crisis in general.

“We are already to a point where our population size is unsustainable,” Jeffrey McKee with the Ohio State University toldmongabay.com. “In other words, we are already beyond the point of the biological concept of ‘carrying capacity.’ Millions of people go hungry every day, and an unfathomable number don’t even have access to clean drinking water. A world of 11 billion people would be regrettable to humans as well as to other species.”

See: http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0626-hance-overpopulation-climate-biodiversity.html


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