Category Archives: Optimum Population

The population consumption environment nexus

Today’s post is that which was intended for last Monday. However, thanks to the happy coincidence of incoming information, Monday’s post was taken up with summarising an 11-year old presentation by Dr Albert A. Bartlett, entitled ‘Arithmetic, Population and Energy’, … Continue reading

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Domestic abuse on a planetary scale

The UK Home Office is currently running a hard hitting campaign to highlight the common truth that both victims and perpetrators of domestic abuse cannot recognise (or admit) the nature of their situation. The campaign is entitled, ‘If you could … Continue reading

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End ecocide in Europe (and the World)

I am not sure what good it will do unless the whole World decides to stop self-harming as well but… If you live in the EU please sign-up here to help stop ecocide in Europe (thanks Pendantry). ———————————- One way … Continue reading

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The future is already here

I happened to turn on the BBC News TV channel over the weekend and caught the tail-end of the video below – entitled India’s Water Crisis. However, upon investigation, I discovered this had been first broadcast over six months ago. … Continue reading

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The immaculate conception of climate change denial

This is a public service announcement for the attention of all those who, despite everything, continue to tell themselves anthropogenic climate disruption (ACD) is not happening: —————– The problem here is your a priori assumption that environmental concern is politically … Continue reading

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Have you a distorted world view?

WordPress started recently supplying statistical data on the geographic origin of viewers of my blog. In so doing, they provide the data in list and map format. The map bothers me greatly because it uses the Mercator projection map (circa … Continue reading

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Collapse or Ecocide – which will it be?

Collapse = An end to modern human civilisation as we have known it. Ecocide = Unintended ecological suicide (mass extinction of all complex life on Earth). Do we have a third option – Survival? I have recently started reading Jared … Continue reading

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Top UK Christmas Sales

Following on from yesterday, my second revelation courtesy of Christmas television is this: The 1984 Band Aid single “Do they know its Christmas? (Feed the world)” is the biggest-selling Christmas Number One of all time in the UK (selling twice … Continue reading

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Alarmville or Calmville – which is the fantasy?

About 18 months ago I was struggling with an addiction to Zynga Poker on Facebook. It was so bad, I would happily spend 6 hours on a Saturday and frequently stay up half the night, playing with anonymous people and … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Science, Ecological Modernisation, Economics, Environment, Ethics, Intergenerational Injustice, IPCC, Limits to Growth, Maketplace of Ideas, Merchants of Doubt, Optimum Population, Politics, Scepticism, Sustainable development | Tagged , , , | 10 Comments

The pollution of death

Having gotten a little depressed about not being able to find relevant employment, I have decided it is time to publish this item: We hear a lot about death caused by pollution but, have you ever stopped to consider the … Continue reading

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