Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot (OVER)

Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot (OVER)

As you might know, Population Media Center (PMC) and I are partnering together during my upcoming book release to help get their message out about the issues we face from the exploding population. They sent me this amazing picture book, and I wanted to share some of it it with you.

How Many People Should There Be?

How Many People Should There Be?

I know the question sounds strange. But what's even stranger, at least to me, is that it's something we don't talk about. It's taboo, even.

Are There Too Many People?

Are There Too Many People?

The human population was half what it is now when I was born. It was half that when my grandfather was born.

What Is The Most Cost Effective Way To Power The Country?

What Is The Most Cost Effective Way To Power The Country?

To maximize economic efficiency renewables need to supply more than 80% of the country's energy. We can do this with today's technology, and if we did, we'd solve climate change.

Does Population Growth Effect The Environment?

Does Population Growth Effect The Environment?

Population growth, development, and lifestyle choices have significant environmental consequences that affect issues like climate change, species extinction, food shortages, water availability, and pollution.

Population and Emissions

Population and Emissions

Slowing population growth could provide 16-29% of the emissions reductions necessary by 2050 to avoid dangerous climate change.

Did a NOAA Research Team Solve Climate Change?

Did a NOAA Research Team Solve Climate Change?

I've spent several hours over the last couple weeks interviewing Sandy MacDonald and his small research team from NOAA about the proposal MacDonald thinks can solve climate change.

Is Jack the Good Guy or the Bad Guy?

Is Jack the Good Guy or the Bad Guy?

Depending on how you choose to solve the trolley problem, Jack is either the villain or the protagonist of the narrative.

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert

An extinction event does not necessarily have to be sudden and catastrophic. I learned from Kolbert that continual downward pressure, even gentle pressure, on a population will drive a species to extinction over the course of hundreds or thousands of years.

Renewable Energy to Solve Climate Change and Protect the Grid from EMP

Renewable Energy to Solve Climate Change and Protect the Grid from EMP

The two greatest threats the United States (and other nations) face could be solved by a single infrastructure project that could be done now with existing technology.