[Marxism] Too many humans?
jonathan.flanders at verizon.net
Wed Nov 26 12:08:44 MST 2003
2 billion is the conclusion Richard Heinberg, in his book "The Party's
Over" comes to in calculating what a low energy "steady state" economy
On Thu, 2003-11-27 at 11:56, Will Miller wrote:
> As I recall an ecologist at Cornell, David Pimentel, several
> years ago argued that the optimum sustainable (with a decent material
> quality of life for all) human population was about 2 billion people.
> On that model we are only 3 times too numerous. 10-20 generations of
> less births than the replacement rate offers a possible future
> without the dismally familiar death rate solutions--famine, disease,
> Sustainable population and carrying capacities are real
> ecological limits within which even a socialist alternative must
> operate and, of course, capitalism cannot.
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