Is the way we think about overpopulation racist?
Half the world lives in urban areas, yet environmental concerns about megacities often focus on developing economies. But consumption is as important as populationIt is just 50 years since the publication of Paul Ehrlich’s book The Population Bomb galvanised the global discussion on overpopulation. Published in 1968, his million-selling Malthusian polemic suggested that over-breeding poor countries were killing the planet. And it began in a megacity: India’s capital, Delhi. Related: The 100 million city: is 21st century urbanisation out of control? Continue reading...
Source link : https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/mar/19/overpopulation-cities-environment-developing-world-racist-paul-ehrlich
Author : Fred Pearce
Publish date : 2018-03-19 07:00:26
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