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Lester Brown Steps Down

Founder of Worldwatch Institute and Earth Policy Institute set to retire in June at 81

The Earth Policy Institute (EPI) has announced that its founder and president Lester R. Brown will retire in June 2015. Thus will come to a close his remarkable career – spanning more than half a century – as a leading environmental analyst and thinker.

Mass of Man Makes a Mess

The takeover and makeover of Planet Earth by human beings have been well documented by generations of scientists, naturalists and poets. Ten to twenty thousand years ago the biosphere was a veritable wilderness paradise teeming with a rich feast of furred and feathered creatures crawling, climbing, flying, running, swimming, grazing and digging. We have since converted the wild biosphere into a factory farm, feedlot…and wasteland.

Silencing Free Speech for the Sake of ‘Diversity’ – The Immigration Taboo and Censorship Strike Again

Two Leading U.S. Population Stabilization Advocates are Disinvited from Conference on Growth and the Chesapeake Bay …
‘Green’ Latinos Rep Added to Agenda Instead

Human Population May Doom King of Beasts

Recently I read a figure I found quite shocking, given my memories from childhood. When I was a kid in the 1950s, I was totally fascinated by African wildlife, particularly the big cats, lions, leopards and black panthers. I constantly looked through magazines to find pictures of them to put in my wildlife scrapbook.

Americans Still Worried About Population Growth, But Environmental Groups Couldn’t Give a Hoot

A recently released opinion poll by Rasmussen Reports reveals that more than twice as many Americans think the U.S. population is growing too fast rather than too slowly. Now if only blind, deaf and dumb environmental groups like the Sierra Club would realize this. (In the case of the Sierra Club, I should say former environmental group; now it’s primarily a left-wing “social justice” organization.)

Enormous Environmental Destruction Results from Raising Animals for Consumption

Very few American concern themselves with the underbelly of overpopulation. Let’s take a look!

“Some 38 percent of the world’s grain crop is now fed to animals, as well as large quantities of soybeans. There are three times as many domestic animals on this planet as there are human beings,” according to Peter Singer, author of “Practical Ethics.”

Somebody Buys the Environmentalist Case Against Immigration

Staff writer Joshua Keating of the liberal online magazine Slate recently blogged that: “Nobody Buys the Environmentalist Case Against Immigration.”

In one sense, Keating is onto something. The liberal politicians who supposedly care about the environment apparently don’t care enough to oppose the endless, mass-immigration-driven U.S. population growth that is trashing the American environment.

A regrettable choice of words: An elephant in the room, a straw man or a red herring?

A study recently published in the prestigious scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) reached the unsurprising if not banal conclusion that: “because of…demographic momentum, there are no easy ways to change the broad trends of human population size this century.”
 

Population Stabilization No Quick Fix for Environmental Crisis – That’s One Reason it’s Often Overlooked as a Solution

A study recently published in the prestigious scientific journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) has generated a lot of media buzz, but for the wrong reason.

The study, by ecological researchers Corey Bradshaw and Barry Brook at the University of Adelaide in Australia, is entitled “Human population reduction is not a quick fix for environmental problems.”

Drought-Tolerant Landscaping is Part of the Solution to California’s Water Woes, and so is Population Stabilization

Xeriscaping is landscaping with drought-tolerant, preferably native plants. In recent decades, its popularity has grown in the American Southwest as acute water shortages have become chronic water shortages…and as residents have sought to live in greater harmony with nature in what writer Mary Hunter Austin (1868-1934) famously called (in the title of her 1903 book) The Land of Little Rain.

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