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Unchecked Growth Is a Path to Poverty

William Ryerson    Jan 18, 2013  &/bsp;

Endless growth is not possible because of constraints of renewable resources like fresh water, clean air and biodiversity. Also, much of our industrial system depends on nonrenewable resources … >>

Revolution: J.J. Abrams tells the Inconvenient Truth

Tod Brilliant    Sep 19, 2012  &/bsp;

It’s fifteen years after the Great Blackout. The United States, at the very least, is entirely free of electricity for reasons as yet unknown (but it sure smells like, get this, a conspiracy!)  Humans have left the cities for the countryside to live in communal villages or prey on one another. The good guys sport henleys and hoes. The bad ones also wear henleys, but they ride horses and carry swords. Gun ownership... ... >>

Bill Ryerson Population Travel Notes: 2, Burundi

William Ryerson    Sep 18, 2012  &/bsp;

Greetings from Kigali, Rwanda.  I am just finishing a week of meetings in Burundi and Rwanda regarding new projects Population Media Center is planning.  I was accompanied on the visit … >>

Bill Ryerson Population Travel Notes: 1 Abuja, Nigeria

William Ryerson    Sep 6, 2012  &/bsp;

Post Carbon Fellow and President of the Population Media Centre is regularly on the road as part of his work. Over the next months Bill will be providing us with regular travel notes and insight … >>

On Fighting Climate Change with Family Planning

William Ryerson    Jun 5, 2012  &/bsp;

Bill Ryerson wrote this commentary in response to Fighting Climate Change with Family Planning, an article published at Sierra Club Magazine dealing with the deleterious effects of rapid … >>

Fun with Trends

Richard Heinberg    Mar 19, 2012  &/bsp;

If current population trends continue . . .    The population of the United States will increase to over 600 million by 2080, and in 2150 it will equal China’s present size. … >>


Richard Heinberg    Nov 8, 2010  &/bsp;

Fossil fuels have powered human growth and ingenuity for centuries. Now that we're reaching the end of cheap and abundant oil and coal supplies, we're in for an exciting ride. While there's a real … >>

Zero-Sum Game

Richard Heinberg    Feb 12, 2009  &/bsp;17 comments

Oops!—bad timing. The announcement that California taxpayers will have to pay most of the costs for raising the famous octuplets born recently near Los Angeles is provoking widespread … >>