Bill Ryerson: The Challenges Presented By Global Population Growth
From Chris Martenson Blogs
December 22, 2012 - 2:55pm
At the heart of the resource depletion story we track here at PeakProsperity.com is the number of people on earth competing for those resources.
The global population is more than 7 billion now and headed to 9 billion by 2050. If world population continues its exponential growth, when we will hit planetary carrying capacity limits with our key resources? (or are we already exceeding them?) What are the just, humane, and rights-respecting options that are on the table for balancing the world’s population with the ability of the earth to sustain it?
Population management is an inflammatory issue. It's nearly impossible to discuss without triggering heated emotions, so rare is the leader who's willing to raise it. And by going unaddressed, globally, the risk of problems created by over popluation grow unchecked. War, poverty, starvation, disease, inequality...the list goes on.
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