Showing posts with the label Overpopulation

Human race just 0.01% of all life but has eradicated most other living things

The Guardian A clearcut at Bugaboo Creek, B.C. Groundbreaking assessment of all life on Earth reveals humanity’s surprisingly tiny part in it as well as our disproportionate impact. More here. RELATED: "The Sixth Extinction - an Unnatural History," a book review.

The global footprint of fisheries

ScienceDaily Fishing activity now covers at least 55 percent of the world's oceans -- four times the land area covered by agriculture -- and can now be monitored, in near real time, to the level of individual vessels. More here.

World's Mammals Being Eaten Into Extinction, Report Warns

the guardian First global assessment finds 301 species are primarily at risk from human hunting for the bushmeat trade. Story here.

Teen Pregnancy and Sexual Violence Soars in Nicaragua

Plan Canada Early pregnancy is one of 6 barriers commonly keeping girls from school . In Nicaragua , where the rates of teen pregnancy are the highest in Latin America, the issue is spiraling out of control. Story here.

Pope's Climate Push is 'Raving Nonsense' Without Population Control, Says Top US Scientist

theguardian Paul Ehrlich writes in Nature Climate Change that Francis is wrong to fight climate change without also addressing the strain from population growth on resources. Story here.

State Of The Future Report: Humans are Doing OK, But Nature Suffers As a Result – And We’ll Pay For It

The Independent The future's bright – but only if we rise to the challenges which threaten environmental catastrophe, a major new report warns this week. Details here.

Population Growth Increases Climate Fear

San Francisco Chronicle "The combination of climate change and 9 billion people to me is one that is just fraught with potential catastrophes," said… Full story here.

African Population Growth Frightening

Gwynne Dyer - Winnipeg Free Press The news on the population front sounds bad: Birth rates are not dropping as fast as expected, and we are likely to end up with an even bigger world population by the end of the century. Details here.

7 Billion and Counting: Welcome to a Planet With Population Overload and Resources in Crisis

Scott Thill / AlterNet  The definition of overpopulation has less to do with raw numbers of people than their relationship with the planet's sustainable resources. Details here.

7 Billion Humans and Rising Rapidly

DAVID CRARY , Associated Press Oct. 16, 2011 Africa especially will be hard-pressed to provide food and water to its people. Details here.

Growth of Cities Endangers Global Environment, According to New Analysis

ScienceDaily (Aug. 20, 2011)   The explosive growth of cities worldwide over the next two decades poses significant risks to people and the global environment, according to a meta-analysis Vancouver. PLT photo published August 19 in PLoS ONE. Details here.

Willaim Ryerson on the US "Population Bomb" (Video)