Population: At the Edge
Honoured to speak last night at the “At the Edge” Q & A Panel with Ross Gittins (Sydney Morning Herald) and Dick Smith among others on the issue of population and sustainability. As I left I was handed a brochure from Sustainable Population Australia, quoting me to this effect:
Population growth, of course, is the factor that drives or multiplies or accelerated global warming. And deforestation and loss of groundwater and every other indicator of environmental damage. We’ve got to dispose once and for all of the notion that Australia is an underpopulated continent, an empty continent waiting to be filled up.
Always good to be quoted accurately.