4 Responses

  1. Simon Ross November 17, 2011 at 4:30 pm |

    The point is not producing enough food, it is how to produce it sustainably. 2 billion is not bizarre when fossil fuels are finite, soil, fish and water are being depleted and climate change will hit agricultural productivity. And two billion is not an immediate goal; it implies a gradual decline in numbers through the existing trend to smaller families. I expect overturning the prevailing social order, as you advocate, would be a bit draconian and inhuman, going by past revolutions. Ian, I don’t think you fully understand sustainability; read up on the Global Footprint Network to understand the limits humanity faces.

  2. Ian Angus November 5, 2011 at 1:13 pm |

    November 5 — Quirks and Quarks read several reader responses to their populationist show, including part of the one posted above…
    See http://www.cbc.ca/video/news/audioplayer.html?clipid=2164465059

  3. John Bell November 1, 2011 at 5:46 pm |

    Everywhere you look in the media this week, you see unquestioned populationist assumptions. Thanks to Ian for doing excellent work to take on this reactionary “common sense”. If you need to arm yourself with arguments to take this on, you need to read Ian and Simon’s new book, Too Many People? If you are in the Toronto area, there is a launch for the book this coming Sunday afternoon, at 3 pm; at Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre, 427 Bloor W. It couldn’t be more timely or needed.

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