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Tag Archives: overpopulation

  • Podcast

    Peter Boghossian: How To Have Impossible Conversations

    'Hacks' for constructive, respectful discussion on any controversial topic
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, September 25, 2019, 2:32 PM

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    How can we successfully engage in discussion on difficult issues with those we care about, as well as society at large?

    Peter Boghossian, co-author of How to Have Impossible Conversations: A Very Practical Guide, shares straightforward conversational ‘hacks’ for having constructive, respectful discussion on any controversial topic — including climate change, religious faith, gender identity, race, poverty, immigration, or gun control.

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  • Podcast

    Tali Sharot: Overcoming The Optimism Bias

    How to wake society up to the big issues we collectively face
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, July 25, 2019, 5:23 PM

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    Are humans wired to deal with the kinds of existential threats facing society today? This is not just an intellectually-interesting metaphysical question. The answer may well determine whether our species makes it to the next century or not. As PeakProsperity.com readers know well, humans’ relentless pursuit of ‘ever more’ growth is finally slamming into the…

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  • Podcast

    Bill Ryerson: The Challenges Presented by Global Population Growth

    And why they're so hard for us to address
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, January 12, 2014, 4:11 PM

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    As we embark on a new year, it's important to keep the really big elements of our global predicament squarely in mind. To that end, we're surfacing this excellent discussion on population growth that Chris recorded in 2012 with Bill Ryerson of the Population Institute.

    At the heart of the resource depletion story that we track here at PeakProsperity.com is the number of people on earth competing for those resources.

    The global population is more than 7 billion now and headed to 9 billion by 2050. If world population continues its exponential growth, when we will hit planetary carrying capacity limits with our key resources (or are we already exceeding them)? What are the just, humane, and rights-respecting options that are on the table for balancing the world’s population with the ability of the earth to sustain it?

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  • Daily Digest
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    Daily Digest 4/27 – A ‘Sign’ Of Greek Economy, What If Waste Had Worth?

    by DailyDigest

    Saturday, April 27, 2013, 1:32 PM

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    • A 'sign' of the Greek economy
    • Americans Spend Less on Finance as Doubt Lingers: EcoPulse
    • Dumb Question: Can 7 Billion People Eat My Weight in Meat?
    • Ageing Populations: What technology can do to help a global ageing population
    • Europe Facing More Pressure to Reconsider Cuts as a Cure
    • What If Waste Had Worth?
    • Heavy Louisiana Sweet Strengthens as Brent Spread to WTI Widens
    • Antarctic nematodes and climate change

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  • Podcast

    Bill Ryerson: The Challenges Presented by Global Population Growth

    And why they're so hard for us to address
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, December 22, 2012, 7:55 PM

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    At the heart of the resource depletion story that we track here at PeakProsperity.com is the number of people on earth competing for those resources.

    The global population is more than 7 billion now and headed to 9 billion by 2050. If world population continues its exponential growth, when we will hit planetary carrying capacity limits with our key resources (or are we already exceeding them?) What are the just, humane, and rights-respecting options that are on the table for balancing the world’s population with the ability of the earth to sustain it?

    Population management is an inflammatory issue. It's nearly impossible to discuss without triggering heated emotions, and rare is the leader who's willing to raise it. And by going unaddressed globally, the risk of problems created by overpopluation grow unchecked. War, poverty, starvation, disease, inequality…the list goes on.

    Which is why we feel we need to have the courage to address this very important topic directly. And to have an adult-sized conversation about these risks and what can done about them.

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