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  • The impact of ecological limits on population growth
  • World population history 10000BC-1950AC US Census Bureau
  • One example: the Maldives scenario
  • "Sustainable growth" and global resource squeeze
  • Citizens arrest [...] the simplest solution" - Really?
  • 77-2007 Climate science and the Indian scientist
  • 76-2007 Growth quotes: "The Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race"
  • 70-2007 "The world has two energy crises but no real answers"
  • 65-2007 "Urban growth is a chance for change"
  • 61-2007 Growth quotes: "Can the planet feed us?"
  • 12-2006 Millennium Development Goals

  • sound arguments against ECOPOP... The Swiss "Ecopop" people's initiative: votation November 2014
  • Lancement 2 novembre 2012
  • Arguments dans tous les partis
  • Discussion avec Philippe Roch



  • Soylent Green
  • Argument: "Es gibt noch genug..." - "There's still enough..." - "Il y a encore encore assez..."
  • US United States Bureau of Census - World Population Trends - overview
  • Harald Agerley's "Global Consumption under Population Reduction Scenarios" (mirror page from Harald Agerley, Sonderborg - Denmark
  • UN Population data World - Demographic profile - Medium variant: 1950-2050 [World Population Prospects: The 2006 Revision Population Database]
  • Make room! Make room, make room! Harry Harrison's novel (excerpt) from 1965.
  • World Food and Population Growth - a presentation (new window)


    - The earth is getting smaller. -

    "The Limits to Growth" had the audacity to question the holy grail of growth. It threatened to halt business expansion and increasing profits. So everything was undertaken to discredit the book that said not much more than that resources will run out. Some predictions were a bit on the short side, which the authors acknowledged in their 1992 update.

    But for humanity, having lived on Earth since at least 4000 generations or 100000 years, it does absolutely not matter whether the end of resources comes this or the next generation. Fact is that all resources are finite and that human production and pollution by far exceeds the Earth's carrying capacity.

    This however, is of no interest to the learned people who manage our academia and multinationals and the opinionated anonymous scribblers of The Economist.

    They have once heard of the Club of Rome and this is the end of ecological science for them. Back to business, that's where the money is. But beware. Today's Club of Rome is nothing more than a society of the famous and the wealthy, all believing that growth can go on forever. Only the name is similar to the 1970ies Club.

    "Stop thinking, concrete will guide you" was a popular saying in those days. (Stoppt das Denken. Beton wird Euch lenken.)

    Replace "concrete" by "money" and you have today's world.



  • The Living Planet Facts and Figures WWF's and Wackernagel's "Footprint" account
  • Ecologocal Footprint" compared to "Environmental Impact"
  • footprints and sustainability
  • Area-based Sustainability - William Rees 1995
  • sustainability
  • ecological footprint - wikipedia
  • Votre opinion - Ihre Meinung
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