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Tag Archive | population

Reduce 7 billion people to 100 people to depict our world

When Mr O Jnr 2 (he of the recent major bone surgery) was whinging about my internet restrictions he stated, categorically, that “everyone” else in the world had the internet – all seven billion people, according to him. Remembering the 100 People: A World Portrait I had read longer ago than I thought, I reminded […]

We have a people problem

We have a problem. A people problem to be precise. As I have been discussing of late, it is clear the human locusts are overgrazing the planet. We need to slow our breeding. This is all very well and good, of course, but in order to do that we will shift the age distribution of […]

Is the Pope having an each-way bet?

I find the Pope’s opinions on two topics in particular, as reported, highly confusing and somewhat illogical. The Pope leads 1.2 billion Catholics around the world. I was very encouraged to read an encyclical will be issued on climate change. So too the promised encyclical on the environment will provide both encouragement for, and a call […]