Mar 4 2009

Population Explosion

I remember back in the seventies (world population then was around 3.6 billion) everyone was talking about the urgent dangers of overpopulation.

Then, suddenly, the subject disappeared. For around 30 years. Looks like the discussion’s finally starting up again.

Estimated world population now: 6.7 billion.

Why does this happen all the time? What causes this cyclic collective amnesia?

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Mar 2 2009

From the Afghan archives…

Profound regret that I couldn’t toddle off to this exhibit. Thank you BBC for the lovely slideshow!

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