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A sustainable population

I’ve always felt that logic and sound evidence provide a pretty solid foundation for good policy-making. But some issues are more amenable to logic than others, and population is clearly the least amenable of all.

September 16 2011

Overpopulation seen as worst environment threat

Adam Cresswell, Health editor | March 07, 2009 - Article from: The Australian
HALTING the world's rocketing population growth is the key to solving global warming -- a solution that has been ignored or overlooked by leading climate change advocates.
That was the warning yesterday from an Australian health expert, who said UN forecasts of a global population of more than 9 billion people by 2050 spelt disaster for the world's ecology.
September 16 2011

Population growth is path to SA's prosperity

Brian Cunningham, writing for SA's The Advertiser on the 17th of February, ignores the environmental reality of population growth. He argues that increasing population growth increases wealth by expanding the economy, providing a bigger local market and increasing the skills base. Bob Couch, of Marino, reminds hims of this in his Letter to the Editor. Bob argues that Mr Cunningham's views are outmoded, and that higher populations require more water, more power, clog the roads and increase the area of agricultural land covered by housing.

September 16 2011

Unbridled growth to certain disaster

Tony Smith, writing a letter to the editor in The Herald Sun (23/02/09) reminds Victorians that current projected population increases mean "a 28% rise for Victoria in less than 17 years." He reminds those with a pro-growth mentality that "an environment exists without an economy, but an economy can't exist without an environment".

September 16 2011

The Prefect’s Report Card

This self-assessment of the ‘progress’ over the last 12 months highlights all the good things in life, tax cuts, new trade training centres in high schools, the 2020 ideas summit, the ‘sorry’ statement to indigenous Australians, signing the Kyoto Protocol and computers in schools (to name just a few) as its past year’s progress.  

September 16 2011

Property Giants expecting a 'feast' over expansion of Melbourne's boundaries.

A recent article in the AGE Newspaper by Royce Millar, highlights the potential expansion of Melbourne's metropolitan boundaries to the North and West of the City.  The rezoning will increase land values in these areas as previous farming land is converted to housing blocks.  The windfall gains to some developers could be as high as a 10 fold increase in value almost overnight.  The article outlines the 'big' players who will gain most in this property market. 

September 16 2011

Earth is too crowded for Utopia

September 16 2011

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September 16 2011

ISOS Abandons Population Issue.

September 16 2011

We Must Change our ways if we are to have a Sustainable Future

September 16 2011

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