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Global population already grossly unsustainable

Immediate moratorium on breeding only climate action that might save civilisation…

Paris not the half of it

Not all agree it’s a bad thing Trump’s made good on his campaign promise to pull the United States out of Paris. One climate researcher argued that the Trump circus could do less damage outside of the tent, than in it. But regardless, an enormous elephant remains in... read more

Sole shot at salvation requires youth to withhold labour

Corrected 30 March 2013 The Green Party doesn’t understand anthropogenic global warming: …we can expect droughts to be more extreme and strike more often if we don’t take global action. Never mind if—droughts will be more extreme and will strike more often; they are... read more

Survival in the hands of generation 10‍ ‍001

Sustainability could be the death of us. Bursting beyond the seven billion milestone, and with two billion poor and one billion poor and hungry, the global population is projected to swell to between 10 and 16 billion by the end of the century. In 2011, human activity... read more

Much-needed storms of our granddaughters

Dick Smith writes entirely eloquently. Which should mean that Dick Smith’s Population Crisis gets to be read by a usefully broad audience. It also helps that his just-published book, at 198 pages, is not too dauntingly lengthy, given the inherently daunting subject.... read more

Dick Smith to Murdoch: Be a Beaverbrook

Event Launch of Dick Smith’s Population Crisis In a recent book, Terri Irwin makes this perceptive comment: In a hundred years, what difference is it going to make worrying about two acres of land. We need to focus on the real change that will make the world a better... read more

Storm sidestepped over fewer grandchildren

In one notable respect, he was not preaching to the converted. With the possible exception of the odd journalist, the 350 people who packed the 250-seat Auckland University lecture theatre on Thursday evening had been ready to hear everything Dr James Hansen might... read more

New Year’s resolution breeding obvious

Counter upgraded 18 December 2014 By next New Year’s Day, the population will have just reached seven billion. Yet propaganda abounds claiming that it’s not the souls currently inhabiting Planet Earth, but the unsustainable lifestyles of a small proportion of the... read more

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