Overpopulation, Carrying Capacity, and Quality of Life
Video Interview with Garrett Hardin
Increased population makes things worse. There are various ways to influence population growth: tax incentives and government policies. More people mean more congestion and demands upon arable land.
Discussion of energy, solar power, desalinization. Aesthetics and standard of living. Ecology, wilderness. Carrying capacity versus cultural carrying capacity and quality of life tradeoff.
Garrett closes with: "If I've upset you... fine!"
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