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La pression anthropique sur la planète est évidemment fonction de la démographie de notre espèce. Nous étions moins de 10 millions au début de la sédentarisation il y a une dizaine de milliers d’années . Nous sommes 7 milliards et filons vers les 8,5 à 9,5 en 2050. La maîtrise de la démographie semble donc clairement la priorité des actions pour réduire cette pression. Améliorer cette maîtrise s’impose, pour des raisons humaines sociales et d’environnement dans les régions où ce n’est pas le cas.
Ian Angus edits the online journal Climate and Capitalism , edited The Global Fight for Climate Justice , and is co-author, with Simon Butler, of the forthcoming book Too Many People? Population, Immigration, and the Environmental Crisis . Some people believe that deep ecology is not just compatible with ecosocialism, but rather a way to improve it. That’s a profound misconception that ignores deep ecology’s anti-human core.
October 4, 2011 -- Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal -- Haymarket Books has kindly given permission for Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal to publish "Dissecting those 'overpopulation' numbers", an excerpt from the just published Too Many People? Population, Immigration and the Environmental Crisis by Ian Angus and Simon Butler . Links ' readers are urged to purchase this essential book. You can order it directly from the publisher HERE ; Australian readers can also purchase it at Resistance Bookshops in their city, or online at Resistancebooks.com . Download "Dissecting those 'overpopulation' numbers" HERE (PDF) , or read it on screen below. Too Many People?
Ian Angus is editor of C limate and Capitalism , an online journal focusing on capitalism, climate change, and the ecosocialist alternative. His previous books include Canadian Bolsheviks and The Global Fight for Climate Justice . Simon Butler, a climate justice activist based in Sydney, Australia, is coeditor of Green Left Weekly , the country’s leading source of anticapitalist news, analysis, discussion, and debate. “ Too Many People? is a clear and convincing challenge to the idea of population control as political necessity. Angus and Butler … suggest an action plan to move the world in a more environmentally respectful direction: cease all military operations at home and abroad; begin phasing out fossil fuels and biofuels and replace them with wind, geothermal, wave and solar power; … and ensure that women everywhere have access to birth control and abortion.” — Truthout
Robert Neuwirth Robert Neuwirth is an American journalist and author. He wrote Shadow Cities: A Billion Squatters, A New Urban World , a book describing his experiences living in squatter communities in Nairobi , Rio de Janeiro , Istanbul and Mumbai . His articles have appeared in the New York Times , The Nation , and Newsday . His second book, Stealth of Nations: The Global Rise of the Informal Economy , was published in 2011. His blog, Squatter City, offers an ongoing look at the phenomenon.
SOCIÉTÉ Un milliard de squatters, le nouveau monde urbain Dans son livre « Villes de l’ombre », le reporter Robert Neuwirth décrit ses voyages dans les mégapoles de Mumbai, Rio de Janeiro, le Caire et Nairobi. Les images habituelles de violence, misère et insalubrité font place à celles de communautés solidaires, payant leurs factures, résolues à faire de leur bout de terrain « emprunté » un refuge de dignité. Toutes les grandes villes « ont commencé dans la boue », rappelle Neuwirth, dans une enquête qui défie nos préjugés Philippe de Rougemont / DATAS Robert Neuwirth, 46 ans, est un journaliste d’investigation pour The Village Voice, The New York Times et Metropolis.
19 Sep 2011: Analysis by carl haub In a mere half-century, the number of people on the planet has soared from 3 billion to 7 billion, placing us squarely in the midst of the most rapid expansion of world population in our 50,000-year history — and placing ever-growing pressure on the Earth and its resources. But that is the past.
Paul R. Ehrlich received his Ph.D. from the University of Kansas. Co-founder with Peter H.
Paul Ehrlich summed it up this way: "You often hear people say scientists should not be advocates. I think that is bull." Ehrlich , the Bing Professor of Population Studies at Stanford, will be elaborating on that theme and several others when he speaks Thursday at the annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America in Austin, Texas. L.A. Cicero 'The idea that ecologists shouldn't be advocates, that they shouldn't be telling the public that what ecologists study is basically disappearing, is just nuts,' said Paul Ehrlich, Stanford professor of population studies.
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William R. Catton, Jr. William Robert Catton, Jr. (born January 15, 1926) is an American sociologist best known for his scholarly work in environmental sociology and human ecology .
World Population 7 billion (2011) According to the United Nations, (" 2010 Revision of the World Population Prospects ") world population has reached 7 Billion on October 31, 2011 (refer to the U.N. frequently asked questions for more information about this estimate) The US Census Bureau made a lower estimate , for which the 7 billion mark was only reached on March 12, 2012 World Population 6 billion (1999) World population had reached 6 billion in 1999.
Le Monde en 2100…la future pyramide démographique La population mondiale atteindra 7 milliards d’ici la fin de Octobre, selon les dernières prévisions de l’Organisation des Nations Unies. Pour la première fois, l’ONU a tenté de regarder aussi loin que 2100, en utilisant différentes hypothèses sur la façon dont les taux de fécondité et de mortalité pourraient changer au fil des ans.
Jamais Cascio is a research fellow at the Institute for the Future in Palo Alto, Calif., and a senior fellow at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies. In 2009, Foreign Policy named him one of its Top 100 Global Thinkers. Population projections 90 years out – even 40 years out – are risky. There are big challenges to human civilization already under way this century, such as climate disruption and food sustainability, and more on the horizon. If any of them hit as hard as we fear, or if our responses are insufficient, there’s little likelihood that Earth’s population would get to 10 billion people. In a way, getting there would be a sign of successful navigation of this century’s problems.