If we want a liveable future for our grandchildren is it ethical to reduce the number of people being born into that world?
Humanity is destroying Earth’s ability to support complex life. But coming to grips with the magnitude of the problem is hard, even for experts.
Our species has far exceeded its fair share of the planetary bounty, and Brown is right to call for the global population to peak.
Extinction Rebellion impostors have called humans ‘a disease’.
Jane Goodall’s comments at Davos may seem harmless, but they reflect a dangerous misreading of the climate crisis that needs to be challenged.
Population growth rates pose a lingering challenge to development efforts on the continent.
There are plenty other good reasons to stabilise the global population.
Several companies are trying to develop life extension methods that could enable some people to live far longer. There are some ethical dilemmas.
Many people think a population policy is about control – like the one-child policy in China, for instance. But modern population policies are about population-well-being.
Too often, talk of population and sustainability becomes emotionally loaded and conflict ridden.
People think migrants are draining Australia’s resources. But if we were to cut down on migration, it would also make sense to introduce policies that limit numbers of international tourists.
In the 70s, Whitlam tried to build new, big cities. But this was too costly. Now the most viable solution for Australia’s population woes is to make existing cities bigger.
Fifty years ago biologist Paul Ehrlich published ‘The Population Bomb,’ an apocalyptic warning that overcrowding would lead to wars and famine. Here’s what the book got right and wrong.
Artificial islands that are now mushrooming across the ocean are regarded as ‘engineering marvels’. But, little attention is paid to how these human-made structures affect sea life.
Understanding population density takes more than just arithmetic – that’s where mapping can help reveal which countries and cities are really getting cramped.
Reasoned debates on sustainable migration intake levels are important. But transport and health infrastructure shortfalls in Western Sydney won’t be solved by reactive anti-immigration attitudes.
The jury is in and the debate is over: Earth’s sixth great extinction has arrived.
The black soldier fly, Hermetia illucens, could help solve global food shortages by feeding livestock. It can even be used to make diesel fuel.
The global economy is already unsustainable – let alone if it gets bigger.
Humans used to keep up by simply burning more fuel or farming more land.