“It’s no coincidence that most of those who are obsessed with population
growth are post-reproductive wealthy white men: it’s about the only
environmental issue for which they can’t be blamed.”
Quote from Stop blaming the poor. It’s the wally yachters who are burning the planet in the Guardian.
Shamelessly reproduced from Matt Zimmerman’s post.
Of course population growth causes some of the problem, but I am pretty sure the fact that more and more people are becoming ‘developed’ causes way more. Of course telling people in developing nations to not become as big a problem is not really an option, which makes this a big challenge.
I am, in fact, happy with the fact that my life has improved, as a consequence of Brazil becoming more developed, and my family being able to have more comfort (including more technological gadgets, transport means, and being able to eat out more often =P), but here’s the challenge of the century: what do we do to fix this?