word population day

Today is World Population Day

As critical an issue as population growth is to the future of people and the planet, it is typically given short shrift by the press, politicians and pundits.

Only when we breach boundaries like “7 billion” (for the world) or “300 million” (United States) is there any self-reflection at all, and even then, most of it in the popular press amounts to little more than cheerleading for unsustainable, perpetual growth.