SPA Newsletter 119 - Feb 2015 | Sustainable Population Australia

SPA Newsletter 119 - Feb 2015

  • Hon. Kelvin Thomson MP talks about Australia’s continuing population growth and its impacts on employment
  • Peter McDonald, Professor of Demography at Australian National University, tells us there are no formal qualifications required to call oneself a demographer
  • Economics analyst Leith van Onselen compares the employment rates of Roy Morgan Research and the Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Extract from Ockhams Razor talk by ecologist Melvin Bolton, tackles ‘Big Australia’ arguing that there are optimum sizes for everything.
  • The University of Southampton’s James Dyke looks at the latest planetary boundaries updates which show that humanity is increasingly at risk as a consequence of pressures being placed on those boundaries.
  • Book reviews of the magnificent photographic essay Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot published by the Foundation for Deep Ecology; plus a fiction set in the near future, Cull written by Stafford Ray.