Few environmentalist seriously address the serious environmental and economic problem of overpopulation. Below is an excellent and important February BBC article on this critical subject by John Feeney. The numerous responses to the problem of overpopulation in this article are also very interesting:
Population: The elephant in the room
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.
Most natural scientists agree our growing numbers and our unchecked impact on the natural environment move us inexorably toward global calamities of unthinkable severity.
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