As I have reiterated numerous time on this Blog – when I was born (in 1944) the human populated on this planet was just under two billion people. Given that the earliest known hominid (Ardi) dates back 4.4 million years, it took at least that many years for us as a species to reach a population of two billion people. Today, only sixty-six years later, our species has more than tripled to nearly seven billion.
In 1968, I read a book by Paul Ehrlich called The Population Bomb. The book warned that we are facing a demographic catastrophe, stating that the rate of population growth will soon surpass the growth in the supply of food and other natural resources.
We have yet to take heed of his warning, advise and counsel.
The follow are three insightful comments on the previous post:
I have heard this topic a lot lately. It is quite alarming but common sense dictates this day would come. I foresee a return to smaller community based farming and industries. Which to my mind, isn't necessarily a bad thing. I'm beginning to see a need to become more friendly, interdependent, and accountable in our local communities.