Revisiting Nature’s Recent “Population Myth” Article

December 30, 2015 • Daily Email Recap

The science myths that will not die: Responses
By declaring overpopulation to be a “myth”, Ms Scudellari has put forward an astonishing and empirically false claim: that not only our current numbers are not a problem, that no amount of foreseeable population growth will cause any real problems. Does Ms Scudellari put forward any evidence that population growth is a neutral factor in relation to climate change, freshwater scarcity, soil degradation, pollution, overfishing, deforestation, mass extinctions, unemployment and sub-employment, displacement, conflict, food insecurity, poverty?
No, none of these key aspects of overpopulation are touched on.

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