Category Archives: Population

Our environmental footprint is at 1.5 Earth’s

Fossil fuels are HALF of our environmental footprint. (See Page 12 here). http://www.footprintnetwork.org/images/uploads/National_Footprint_Accounts_Method_Paper_2010.pdf Footprint calculators measure us using the resources of about 1.5 Earth’s. Doing this is like living on a giant credit card, and one day soon the bills … Continue reading

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Oh no! The Baby Boomers are about to retire!

Did anyone see the ABC’s 7:30 Report last night? They had the usual population boosters saying we had no choice but to raise Australia’s population to 35 million by 2050 so that…. we’d be a better military force? No. we … Continue reading

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Bernard Salt asks a probing question in support of a Big Australia

While I ultimately disagree with a big Australia, the following paragraph (and indeed, whole article) asks some very important questions. I do not know the answer. Neil? Help! We have a problem over the next 15 years. How do we … Continue reading

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Effects of population aging have been exaggerated

I love this stuff. It means it is not the end of the economy if the population stabilises! **** Due to increasing life-spans and improved health many populations are ‘aging’ more slowly than conventional measures indicate. Many people over 65 … Continue reading

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ABC Population Poll

Everyone should have a vote… ABC TV :: Dick Smith Population Puzzle :: About.

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