SPA encourages all South Australian members to respond to Mark’s article in The Advertiser by writing letters to the editor by using the online form at http://www.news.com.au/adelaidenow/contactus or by faxing (08) 82063446. We also remind members that the Adelaide book launch of ‘Overloading Australia’ will be held at Dymocks Book Store (Rundle Mall), Thursday April 2, at 5pm.
Mark O’Connor, co-author with Bill Lines of ‘Overloading Australia,’ was published in the Opinion section of South Australia’s The Advertiser last week. Writing that “Australia’s bizarrely high population growth lies behind many of our worst problems,” Mark pointed out that many of the environmental problems we face in Australia today – including water shortages, unaffordable housing, excessive greenhouse gas emission – are all linked to excess population. And yet, he argues, there is an unbelieving blindness towards addressing these issues, including amongst ‘the left’ who appear to fear acknowledging this issue.