Diane Rehm just rebroadcast her show on world population trends and sustainability (click here for audio). She had some very knowledgeable, if controversial, guests:
William Butz, president and CEO, Population Reference Bureau
Paul Ehrlich, president, Center for Conservation Biology, Bing Professor of Population Studies, Stanford University and author of “The Dominant Animal” and “The Population Bomb”
Hania Zlotnik, director, Population Division, United Nations
As I’ve said many times, I don’t intend to spend a lot of time writing on the subject here (see “Consumption dwarfs population as main global warming threat“).
I have more than enough to write about on the policies and strategies that must be enacted if we are to have a chance at preserving a livable climate “” even assuming I knew of and believed in viable, high-impact population-related strategies, which I don’t.
But a number of readers indicated they’d like to see more on the subject, so I will occasionally be highlighting discussions and articles by scientists and others. Certainly any subject that pisses off Rush Limbaugh can’t be all bad — see Limbaugh to NY Times environment reporter Revkin: “Why don’t you just go kill yourself?”
Rush Limbaugh fit as fiddle: http://j.mp/RushHeart Docs say no heart disease, but that’s not surprising. Wouldn’t it require a heart?