Lets Talk About the Elephant in the Living Room

dc.contributor.authorCairns, John Jr.en
dc.contributor.departmentBiological Sciencesen
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-23T02:36:30Zen
dc.date.available2014-01-23T02:36:30Zen
dc.date.issued2009en
dc.description.abstractOverpopulation is the _elephant in the living room _ the issue everyone sees but no one will address. Exponential population growth on a finite planet is neither sustainable nor desirable; however, politicians refuse to discuss population control with constituents. They may believe that economic growth is linked to perpetual population growth or they fear alienating their audience. However, the fact is Earth s human population has more than doubled within the last 86 years and some projections place the population size at 15 billion by 2100. The Earth s resources are being used at a far faster rate than they can be regenerated, so something must be done.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/25058en
dc.identifier.urlhttp://www.johncairns.net/Commentaries/elephant.pdfen
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherEcoRes Forumen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjecthuman populationen
dc.subjectSustainabilityen
dc.subjecttipping pointsen
dc.subjectcarrying capacityen
dc.titleLets Talk About the Elephant in the Living Roomen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.type.dcmitypeTexten
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