The Controversy of Overpopulation

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In a paper from The Post Carbon Reader Series: Population, William N. Ryerson talks about the world’s growing population, and how this affects our way of life, our food supply, our very planet.

from Post Carbon Reader

from Post Carbon Reader

Titled “Population: The Multiplier of Everything Else,” Ryerson shows the links between population growth and economic development, discusses the “birth dearth” myth, and suggests solutions.

“One thing is certain: The planet and its resources are finite, and it cannot support an infinite population of humans or any other species. A second thing is also certain: The issue of population is too important to avoid just because it is controversial.”

William Ryerson is founder and president of Population Media Center and president of the Population Institute.

Read the full paper here.


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