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The Population Bomb, redux

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Monday, June 1, 2015/Categories: sustainability, environment

In 1968, Paul Ehrlich at Stanford University published   The Population Bomb . The bestseller predicted that human population growth would outstrip supplies of industrial raw materials and stress the carrying capacity of the Earth's biological systems. Many of the predictions did not come to pass during the time-line proposed but others became core issues for environmental sustainability.

Nearly 50 years on, Paul Ehrich's book continues drawing discussion including a series highlighted by Dot Earth
edited by Andrew Revkin of the New York Times. A video has been produced that brings the issue of population back into the focus it deserves. Considering climate change, ocean conservation, and ecosystem stresses everywhere the topic is especially important and vital today.

Watch the video and make up your own mind on over population and the stresses placed on natural resources.




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