Overpopulation? Debunking the Myths

10/1/13

If you are interested in population issues, Anne Roback Morse and Steven Mosher of the Population Research Institute have posted an easy-to-use primer on the myths of overpopulation:

We are contacted all the time by people asking for how they can refute the arguments of those who believe that the world is overpopulated. So we have decided to create a short primer called “How to Debunk the Myth of Overpopulation in Three Easy Steps.”

Before we start, however, let’s define overpopulation. Overpopulation describes a situation where the number of people exhausts the resources in a closed environment such that it can no longer support that population.

Let’s imagine that our PRI offices were to suddenly become a closed environment, with nothing allowed in our out. Obviously, I and my colleagues would exhaust the available resources very quickly:  The water cooler would be drained dry, the refrigerator would be emptied out, and the oxygen would be all used up.

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