Getting the Message “OVER”: Natural Resource Allocations in an Overpopulated World

December 7, 2015 • Daily Email Recap

Getting the Message “OVER”: Natural Resource Allocations in an Overpopulated World
By Joe Bish
On Wednesday, November 25th, Andy Revkin, senior fellow for environmental understanding at Pace University, and Dot Earth blogger for the New York Times, decided to use the impending madness of “Black Friday” – the post-Thanksgiving, ad-fueled, cult-of-consumption frenzy – as an opportunity to ask some questions about environmentally themed, exhibit-format books.

He starts out rhetorically wondering “Who thought up the idea of massive books about the world’s wild extremes and, more surreally, about overconsumption itself?” It quickly becomes apparent, however, that the primary object of his scrutiny is Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot (hereafter “OVER,” for short) – a large format, coffee-table book (12″ X 14″ X 1.25″) produced through a partnership between Population Media CenterPopulation Institute, and the Foundation for Deep Ecology.

Current World Population

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