The continued belief that rising human numbers have no impact on the environment is misguided.
Countries such as the U.S., are likely engaging in much frivolous consumption of energy without benefits to health and happiness.
Only with a population growth rate of zero might we have some hope for planetary stability.
Efficiency of resource use can lower demand, but not if the underlying population is growing and hoping to catch up in lifestyle.
We must look beyond the self-centered view that we are the only masters of our own survival.
Future generations will have no escape from the pressure of their own numbers and the stresses of a full planet.
Reliance on population growth is a hollow and blunt instrument to ensure economic growth
Humans are the largest force shaping the surface of the Earth today.
Each road creates new “edge” habitat in nature, and fragments the landscape into small units that are often less conducive to the persistence of wildlife.
The perception of high inequality in society has been associated with instability and strife in human populations