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Larson Electronics releases a Class 1 Division 1 Five Color Explosion...

PR Web - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 13:38

Larson Electronics has added to its extensive range of industrial grade lighting equipment with the release of a five color explosion proof LED stack light equipped with two Class 1 Division 1...

(PRWeb August 25, 2014)

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Federal Criminal Defense Attorney Hope Lefeber Discusses Third...

PR Web - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 13:38

In U.S. v. McGee, 2014 WL 3953647 (August 14, 2014), an insider trading conviction was upheld based upon a duty of trust or confidence where no actual fiduciary relationship existed.

(PRWeb August 25, 2014)

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Cheap Elegant Wedding Dresses from Famous Supplier Stwd.co.uk Sells...

PR Web - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 13:38

Stwd.co.uk is a reliable online supplier of elegant apparel and fashion accessories. Recently, the company has released its new beautiful wedding dress selection.

(PRWeb August 25, 2014)

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Very Large Gas Carrier Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share,...

PR Web - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 13:38

Transparency Market Research published a new report "Very Large Gas Carrier Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Trends, Analysis, Growth and Forecast 2014 - 2020" to its report...

(PRWeb August 25, 2014)

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Fashionable Heels Are Available at Fecbek.com

PR Web - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 13:38

Today, Fecbek, a leading manufacturer and retailer of high quality shoes, proudly unveils its new selection of heels. At the moment, all its trendy, sexy and gorgeous heels, including high heels and...

(PRWeb August 25, 2014)

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Trendy Evening Dresses Are Selling Well At Fecbek.com

PR Web - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 13:38

Today, Fecbek, a leading dresses manufacturer and retailer, excitedly pronounces its new series of evening dresses. The elegant and beautiful evening dresses are at discounted prices.

(PRWeb August 25, 2014)

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Phoseon Technology Presents at NIP30/Digital Fabrication and Digital...

PR Web - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 13:38

UV LED curing performance for digital printing.

(PRWeb August 25, 2014)

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Flood Services Canada, the GTA’s Leading 24-Hour Response Team,...

PR Web - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 13:38

Flood Services Canada (http://www.FloodServices.ca), the Greater Toronto Area’s leading 24-hour emergency flood, fire and smoke damage...

(PRWeb August 25, 2014)

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IBEW Boston Lights the Way With Solar and Wind Powered Street Lights...

PR Web - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 13:38

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 103 has installed 19 Clear Blue/Illumient solar and wind powered street lights at their Boston headquarters. These "Smart...

(PRWeb August 25, 2014)

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To end population growth, spread the wealth

Grist.org - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:16

Zoom out on the graph of human population until it encompasses the entire timeline of our species and you’ll notice something alarming. It looks like a right angle, with one line hovering near zero for millennia, and another, at present day, headed straight up toward the stratosphere.

Here I sit, on a warm quiet day in my neighborhood, with children playing nearby and a train whistle farther off, living a reasonable, modest life. And yet, at the same time, I, along with you and the rest of us, am plastered against the tip of population rocket powering upward atop megatons of explosive fuel.

How Many People Can the Earth Support

That graph comes from Joel Cohen’s 1995 book, How Many People Can the Earth Support? Though it’s now almost 20 years old, it’s still incredibly useful in exploring the conflicting answers to that question, because Cohen never takes sides. He simply (and exhaustively) lays out the arguments, and every shred of data used to support them.

Cohen is still alarmed by that graph. “We are in a completely unprecedented range of experience,” he said. He has a gentle, grandfatherly manner, and speaks slowly, choosing his words one by one. “Population has tripled in my lifetime. It’s changing the world so fast and in so many dimensions that people aren’t aware of the significance.”

Then he added, “But I don’t think we are powerless.”

When I wrote my last piece in this series, several people commented that I was off the mark in cheering rural development and looking for ways to enrich poor farmers. To paraphrase slightly, they asked: Shouldn’t we be fighting against the forces that build roads and electrical lines and bigger houses — rather than applauding them? In fact, isn’t saving poor children and ending hunger only going to make things worse as we ride out this population rocket headed who knows where?

It makes some intuitive sense to answer those questions with a “yes.” But intuition is a poor guide here. In reality, improving life for the poor is the key to ending population growth. All the evidence points the same way, Cohen said.

“If you want parents to make the choice to reduce their number of offspring, there’s no better way than making sure those offspring survive,” he said. “There’s no example of decline in fertility that has not been preceded by a decline in child mortality that I know of.”

The doctor and statistics popularizer Hans Rosling can explain why this is in his usual, wonderful way. (Seriously, if you don’t know him, check out gapminder.org.) Basically it comes down to this: It makes economic sense to have lots of kids if you are poor. As people have become more prosperous, the population growth rate has been trending steadily downward.

Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 via Wikimedia CommonsWorld population growth rate 1950–2050

Will things level out in time? No one knows. Though Cohen wrote the book on how many people the earth can support, he says, “the more I learned, the less I understood. It sounds like a simple question, but it’s not.”

But Cohen did come away with a useful way of framing the problem and the choices we can make to solve it. The problem is this: As population grows, and resources grow scarce, how do we divide up the global pie? The solutions we can choose among: bigger pie, fewer forks, and better table manners.

We can make the pie bigger through scientific advances — increasing farm yields and finding more efficient sources of energy. We can reduce the number of forks with family-planning programs, providing access to contraception and giving women more power over their bodies and finances. We can promote better table manners, that is, more equitable sharing, through, well, either more government or less. “The ‘better manners’ school calls for freer markets or socialism (depending on taste),” Cohen writes.

There’s tremendous controversy here, obviously, and not just on the last point. There are lots of people arguing that one of these solutions is paramount and the others are secondary. First we need better technology! No, first we need to reduce population! No, first we need revolution! But, Cohen says, “Almost 20 years later, I’m convinced that we cannot exclude any of those factors.”

After he finished the book, he held it for a year because he didn’t have a single overarching recommendation about what to do, and he felt he should. Then he went ahead and published anyway, without any prescription. A few years later, he had an idea: “Suppose we could educate all the worlds’ children, wouldn’t that help in all three dimensions?”

Education would allow children all over the world to become better farmers and scientists, and create appropriate technology for their needs. It would lead to lower birthrates, because when people get an education they tend to have smaller families. And an educated populace would be able to demand more from their governments. Cohen wrote two books as he pursued this line of thinking.

Then he changed his mind: education alone wouldn’t work. “Educating all the world’s children would be a transformative change in human capacity, but you cannot educate a dead brain,” he said. In places where there is chronic malnutrition, children are stunted both mentally and physically. “It’s not going to happen until those children get fed, and those children aren’t going to get fed until their mothers get fed, because the effects start prenatally.”

And so he’s come back around to a three-pronged approach that mirrors his pie metaphor: more food for mothers and children, birth control, and education.

Joel Cohen

At the end of our conversation, when I asked Cohen if there was anything else he wanted to say, he thought for a moment, then delivered this miniature sermon:

“At the beginning of the 19th century, slavery was part and parcel of the economic system. Everyone took it for granted except a few nutcases. Today hunger, terrible, destructive hunger, is business as usual as part of the economic system, and it’s taken for granted. Slavery was wrong. Hunger is just as wrong. We have got to get rid of it. We need a change in consciousness so that it is no longer an acceptable part of our economic system. Unless we solve the hunger problem, we cannot solve the population growth problem.”

Wannabe Loraxes like me try to speak for the trees, which often means pushing back against the demands of humans. But in this case (unless you propose a truly evil route), what’s good for turtles, trees, and the larger ecological commonwealth is also what’s good for the poorest of our own species. If we want to solve this population problem, we need to become humanitarians.

Hat tip to Glenn Davis Stone, who suggested I read Cohen’s book. Grist has done a lot of good work on population — for more, check out this series.


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Wholesale Used Cat 320 Excavators For Sale At Delta’s Website

PR Web - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:38

Recently, Delta, an experienced supplier of secondhand construction machines, has added a new collection of used Cat 320 Excavators to its product line. Besides, the company has launched a special...

(PRWeb August 25, 2014)

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Up Next Another Week Of Housing Data

PR Web - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:38

Peoples Home Equity informs readers that another round of important housing data points will be released next week.

(PRWeb August 25, 2014)

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Agebc.com Announces Its Fashionable Wedding Dresses to Expand the...

PR Web - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:38

Agebc.com, one of the most popular suppliers of wedding dresses and women’s special occasion outfits, has announced its new collection of fashionable wedding dresses.

(PRWeb August 25, 2014)

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DressesOnlineShops.co.uk is a Good Place to Buy Cheap Prom Dresses

PR Web - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:38

Recently, DressesOnlineShops.co.uk, a renowned wedding dress manufacturer and retailer, has revealed its new collection of prom dresses.

(PRWeb August 25, 2014)

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LiteEarth Exhibits at 2014 Wyoming Solid Waste and Recycling...

PR Web - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:38

Synthetic turf geomembrane liner presents latest innovation in closure systems at annual industry conference. LiteEarth is the only capping system utilizing the flexibility and durability of EPDM...

(PRWeb August 25, 2014)

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ElectricTV Releases Short Documentary Featuring Electrical...

PR Web - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 10:38

ETV’s latest release features the latest in green building technology at the Tower at PNC Plaza in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

(PRWeb August 25, 2014)

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Advanced Energy Capital Acquires Stake in Greenbacker Group and is...

PR Web - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 07:38

Advanced Energy Capital (“AEC”) has partnered with Greenbacker Group and is now in detailed discussions with many energy efficiency and energy storage companies to provide flexible financing solutions...

(PRWeb August 25, 2014)

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Mesothelioma Victims Center Lists Out Common Questions Asked About...

PR Web - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 07:38

The Mesothelioma Victims Center is providing individuals who were exposed to asbestos several decades ago at a workplace such as a power plant, an oil refinery, a manufacturing facility, or while...

(PRWeb August 25, 2014)

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Today a New Plugin Was Announced from Pixel Film Studios, ProDefocus...

PR Web - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 07:38

Announcing a new plugin from Pixel Film Studios, ProDefocus which, includes an arrangement of Directional, Gaussian, and Zoom Blur presets for Final Cut Pro X.

(PRWeb August 25, 2014)

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Robinson+Cole Launches HigherEdWire – News for Legal Counsel

PR Web - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 07:38

LinkedIn Group to serve as a forum for discussing issues affecting colleges and universities.

(PRWeb August 25, 2014)

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