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23

Jan

treehugger:

David Attenborough Calls Humans a “Plague Upon the Earth”:
“We are a plague on the Earth. It’s coming home to roost over the next 50 years or so…It’s not just climate change; it’s sheer space, places to grow food for this enormous horde.”

treehugger:

David Attenborough Calls Humans a “Plague Upon the Earth”:

“We are a plague on the Earth. It’s coming home to roost over the next 50 years or so…It’s not just climate change; it’s sheer space, places to grow food for this enormous horde.”

06

Dec

Mayans may have caused their own ruinDeforestation and overpopulation may have played their part in the decline of Mayan civilization, says a new study.

Mayans may have caused their own ruin
Deforestation and overpopulation may have played their part in the decline of Mayan civilization, says a new study.

01

Nov

A crowded world’s population hits 7 billionThe half a million babies born around the world on Monday pushed the global population to the milestone of 7 billion.

A crowded world’s population hits 7 billion
The half a million babies born around the world on Monday pushed the global population to the milestone of 7 billion.

31

Oct

How to make overpopulation OKThe U.N. says humanity hit 7 billion today, a milestone that’s generating a lot of buzz about overpopulation. But according to a new U.N. report, we should focus more on the quality of human life than the quantity of it.

How to make overpopulation OK
The U.N. says humanity hit 7 billion today, a milestone that’s generating a lot of buzz about overpopulation. But according to a new U.N. report, we should focus more on the quality of human life than the quantity of it.

26

Oct

How will sanitation departments deal with Earth’s 7 billion people?Population growth in both the developing and developed world is putting pressure on sewage systems and highlighting the need for latrines in rural areas and urban slums.

How will sanitation departments deal with Earth’s 7 billion people?
Population growth in both the developing and developed world is putting pressure on sewage systems and highlighting the need for latrines in rural areas and urban slums.

25

Oct

Halloween fright: 7 billion humansEarth has never hosted 7 billion people all at once before, but according to the U.N., it may reach that spooky milestone by the end of this month.

Halloween fright: 7 billion humans
Earth has never hosted 7 billion people all at once before, but according to the U.N., it may reach that spooky milestone by the end of this month.

The next challenge: not too many people, but too few?Shriveling fertility rates in developed countries suggest after the global population peaks, it will begin to fall rapidly, leaving an aged, dependent population.

The next challenge: not too many people, but too few?
Shriveling fertility rates in developed countries suggest after the global population peaks, it will begin to fall rapidly, leaving an aged, dependent population.

24

Oct

Crowded Earth: How many is too many?As the planet’s population grows, only a revolution in the use of resources can avert an environmental crunch.

Crowded Earth: How many is too many?
As the planet’s population grows, only a revolution in the use of resources can avert an environmental crunch.