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Sustainable Populations

August 13, 2013

Our population is hovering at 7 billion, leading some to wonder if we have already passed our planet’s carrying capacity. It took thousands of years for humans to first establish a firm presence on this earth. Then, our population began doubling very quickly. If you are a baby boomer, and were born in 1945, you have seen the population double with your birth...Read More



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