Showing posts with label Overpopulation. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Overpopulation. Show all posts

Monday, May 21, 2018

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.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

The global footprint of fisheries

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.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

World's Mammals Being Eaten Into Extinction, Report Warns


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

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

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.

Friday, September 25, 2015

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


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.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

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.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

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.

Monday, July 1, 2013

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.

Monday, October 31, 2011

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.

Monday, October 17, 2011

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.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

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 photopublished August 19 in PLoS ONE. Details here.

Diesel vehicles in oil sands operations contribute to regional pollution

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