The Garrett Hardin Society

Overpopulation, Carrying Capacity, and Quality of Life

Video Interview with Garrett Hardin

Length: 9:26
Educational Communications program 802


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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