It's the population, stupid?

Thompson, Jonathan
March 2010
High Country News;3/1/2010, Vol. 42 Issue 4, p2
The article presents the author's views on the impact of overpopulation on the environment in the U.S. The author cites an essay from Bromwell Ault of the Center for Public Conscience stating that for every additional unit of population, the nation loses one acre of land to developmental projects that such growth necessitates. He also explains the idea that consumption is not directly proportional to population.


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