Can Earth Support Our Growing Population?
Is humanity running out of space? Do you know your consumption factor? What would you do about it? Many people believe that Earth has too large of a population. They think that unless there are fewer hungry mouths consuming resources, Earth will not be able to cope. But many people do not agree with these options. They say that the population of Earth has always been growing. The solution is just a matter of improving technology and distributing resources better. People have been arguing about the world's growing population for over two centuries. It is a never-ending discussion. Are you doing anything to help Earth manage the stresses and strains of its human load? Or isn't it your problem? This book does not tell you what to think. But it will help you join in the debate.
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