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Why is it Taboo to Talk About Population Growth?

In this short segment from the documentary Growthbusters several experts discuss why the issue of population growth is taboo, even within environmental circles. Speakers include Tom Horton, Lisa Hymas, Robert Walker, Katie Elmore, Bill Ryerson and Veronica Egan.

Sir David Attenborough: Growth, Population, and the Planet

Presenting the 2011 President’s Lecture of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce (RSA), naturalist Sir David Attenborough speaks eloquently on the realities of biodiversity loss and the strains of unsustainable population and economic growth on the natural systems that underpin all life and human endeavor. This video was suggested by a colleague commenting on my recent essay Redefining prosperity…

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