“One day a politician will be brave enough to speak the obvious but forbidden truth: that on a finite planet we cannot continue to exponentially increase our consumption of natural resources, nor survive as a civilisation if we keep adding billions more people to our already swelling planet. Until then, I fear we are creating a dangerous world for our children and grandchildren.”
This is the central message of a new book, Dick Smith’s Population Crisis, launched in Sydney on 30 May. The book could mark a turning point in the debate in Australia over population growth.
Click here to see an interview about the book with SlowTV’s Nick Feik