7 billion reasons to consider 7 billion

January 4, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More

In the three minutes it takes to view this excellent National Geographic video on the rapidly increasing numbers of people, earth’s population will increase by 170 people.  That explosive growth has real life ramifications that will affect our quality of life:

I applaud the willingness of National Geographic to discuss this critically important issue.   Many people and organizations shy away from the topic of the earth’s carrying capacity.

Another organization dedicated to making sure that we don’t shy away from the topic is Global Population Speak Out (GPSO). Here is GPSO mission statement:

The Population Institute, based in Washington DC, is seeking prominent scientists, scholars, and other concerned citizens to participate in this international program of action. The mission is to raise awareness in the global community about the current size and growth of the human population on Earth — and to highlight the challenges this size and growth present as we attempt to achieve planet-scale ecological sustainability.

I am proud to say that I am Pledger #36.


Category: Environment, Quality of Life, Risks and Dangers, Sustainable Living

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Erich Vieth says:

    This article at grist suggest that one dramatically effective way of being green is to have fewer children. http://www.grist.org/article/2010-03-30-gink-mani

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