Saturday, 23 February 2008


I receive regular newsletters from the Scientific Alliance and generally find them interesting and well argued. The Alliance covers a range of subjects including climate issues and GM crops. The latest newsletter looks at the issue of population growth and resources.

It argues that despite many predictions of doom, the resources have more than kept up with population growth. While this is true, there would come a time, if we continued to increase our population, when shortages must emerge. However population density starts to impact well before resources run out, particularly on "quality of life", such as the ability to drive without congestion.

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