Two nightmare scenarios -- a global scarcity of vital resources and the onset of extreme climate change -- are already beginning to converge and in the coming decades are likely to produce a tidal wave of unrest, rebellion, competition, and conflict.
In emerging countries, urbanization rates are often used to measure relative stages of economic development. But might we be approaching the limits of the benefits of mass migration from farm to city?
By the time today's over, there were will about 200,000 more people on the planet than there were yesterday. We're long past due to talk about population, consumption and a smarter way of growing and surviving on Earth.
Is having fewer children the mark of decadence? The New York Times' cultural conservative, Ross Douthat, has been arguing that. But he is seriously, even dangerously wrong, and that the people he's criticizing are the ones who are taking responsibility for the future.
The world has a new favorite sport, and it's not soccer or one of the Olympic games. It's the ancient game of kicking the can down the road, and it's gaining popularity all over the globe.
Catholicism remains the predominant religion of the Philippines, and it is a source of strength and succor for millions of Filipinos. But the Church is at its best when it is focused on its pastoral mission, not its political agenda.
If his goal was to capture attention by tweaking the nose of clean-energy enthusiasts everywhere, Ozzie Zehner might well have succeeded. His new book, published last month and provocatively titled "Green Illusions: The Dirty Secrets of Clean Energy and the Future of Environmentalism," takes on what Zehner considers the sacred cows of the green movement: solar power, wind power and electric vehicles, among others.
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Let's put population growth into terms any baseball fan can understand. Every hour, the world population increases by about 9,100 people.
Population growth is what makes for a thriving economy. Not population stasis, not population contraction, not population oh-my-God-there-are-way-too-many-people-in-this-room-right-now.
Like the Titanic, our present-day industrial civilization is a marvel of human ingenuity, and yet, a reckoning looms on the horizon.
The fourth massive stage in human history is here. So the key now is spreading this information in order to speed up the process. With that education, financial and medical reforms will be made.
Let's hope that Michelle Duggar knows vastly more about population and resources than all those scientists at "Planet under Pressure," a conference aimed at finding solutions to climate change and the challenge of feeding another 2.3 billion people by 2050.
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I get frustrated watching nature shows or reading about fascinating habitats that I know are becoming increasingly threatened, with no mention about how threatened they are, and much less (and more importantly) how we can help personally.