Why Overpopulation is Actually a Problem
Hi hi! Hope your Friday is going well. I’m back this month with a topic that I’ve been meaning to cover for a very long time: the myth of overpopulation. You can check out the video below, as well as three quotes and three links I found useful along the way. Enjoy!
“Treating people as the problem isn’t just misguided — it’s dangerous. When concern about population becomes central to environmental policy, said researcher Betsy Hartman, ‘racism and xenophobia are always waiting in the wings.’”
— Washington Post
“It is not the growth in (urban or rural) populations that drives the growth in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions but rather, the growth in consumers and in their levels of consumption.”
— David Satterwaite
“Environmental degradation isn’t the result of extra people, but of a system that blindly puts its profits before the needs of people or planet.”
— Socialist Worker
The Long Shadow of Eugenics in America (The New York Times)
The implications of population growth and urbanization for climate change (David Satterwaite)
The Growing Overlap Between The Far-Right And Environmentalism (NPR)
Hope you have a wonderful weekend,
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