A pseudo-progressive argument for closed borders uses false logic and dubious statistics, and blames migrants for the conditions that force them to move.
Proposals to remove all humans from half of the Earth ignore the root causes of the biodiversity crisis and undermine progressive struggles for social justice.
A radical biologist replies to an ecomodernist who ignores the social roots of environmental crises
Despite being consistently discredited, overpopulation ideology resurfaces with the same predictable regularity as capitalist crises. Only Marxism offers a clear alternative.
In ‘A Redder Shade of Green,’ did Ian Angus unfairly criticize people who believe overpopulation is a major environmental problem?
“The environmental crisis arises from a fundamental fault: our systems of production—in industry, agriculture, energy and transportation—essential as they are, make people sick and die.”
Can Marxism strengthen our understanding of ecological crises? The author of Marx’s Ecology replies to a critic on metabolic rift, sustainable human development, degrowth, population growth, and industrialism.
Ian Angus replies to a reader. If ‘overpopulation’ is not a primary cause of global environmental problems, what about island nations with limited space and resources?
“There are too many coal barons, too many oil tycoons, too many politicians who are completely tied to the fossil fuel industry, too many vested interests that don’t want change.” Radio Adelaide interviews Simon Butler.
Largest French daily in Switzerland praises ‘Une planète trop peuplée’ by Ian Angus and Simon Butler
Ian Angus says the charge that Anthropocene scholars blame all of humanity for the actions of a small minority simply doesn’t hold water.
Cuba: The ‘solarisation’ of Granma province … Global population control policies fuel India’s sterilization atrocities … Wealth: Having it all and wanting more … Pablo Solon on building a post-capitalist global movement.
Greening Malthus … The Cuban Revolution and its economic reforms; … 2 degree target means 80% of coal is unburnable … People pushed out of Ethiopia’s fertile farmland … The death of international development
In referendum, 74% of Swiss voters reject eco-nationalist call for immigration limits and third world population control
“A remarkably well-documented book that debunks this overpopulation myth.” —Serge Mongeau’s preface to Une planète trop peuplée?, in English and French
Choice, not control: Global aid organization says environmentally-motivated birth control programs undermine women’s rights, and don’t protect the earth
The definitive ecosocialist response to overpopulation myths is now available in a French-language edition.
More women died in India this week, the latest victims of official government population control programs.
Gabriel Levy reviews Paul Sabin’s book, “The Bet: Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon, and Our Gamble over Earth’s Future.”
From the archives: A socialist review of a 1970 novel that predicted an overpopulation apocalypse in two decades