Subject: Fwd: ?do we need rapid population reduction?|
From: "Bill Howell. Retired from NRCan. now in Alberta Canada" <>
Date: Wed, 13 May 2015 06:25:30 -0600
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Hello again Bill --- copied for your interest.
Subject: FW: It's here! Final video in Afterburn series: What would a more resilient society look like?
Date: Tue, 5 May 2015 04:21:39 -0300
TO: Staff of the New Brunswick Environmental Network (NBEN)
CC: Jack Alpert, Author of video HOW MUCH DEGROWTH IS ENOUGH
At meetings hosted by the NBEN where environmental damage was being discussed -- when I suggested that the basic causal factor driving our impact on the world's ecosystems is the massive and growing number of humans AND that rather than concentrating exclusively on the symptoms of this damaging impact (forest simplification, ocean fisheries depletion, air and water pollution, increased species extinction rates etc) // some attention should be devoted to methods and policies designed to effect long a substantial long-term shrinkage of the number of humans on Earth (ideally by attrition orchestrated by adoption of One Child Per Family/OCPF behavior until we have shrunk to an environmentally supportable HALF BILLION people................... I was greated by shocked silence, followed by nervous smiling and then derission.
Below you can be exposed (if you choose to be) to FOUR short videos in which Richard Heinberg discusses humanity's overshoot of long-term ecological carrying capacity, energy depl;etion and the need to reduce human numbers to levels that can be supported by the Earth's resources.
Subject: It's here! Final video in Afterburn series: What would a more resilient society look like?
Date: Mon, 4 May 2015 19:32:44 +0000