We keep moaning about population, but ignore consumption habits

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Wednesday 3 July 2013 07.40 EDT  

Sharing planet Earth’s finite resources in a better way is a more practical way of managing the needs of a rising population


Earth population reaching seven billion
Juhu beach in Mumbai, India, is crowded out with people. Photograph: David Levene for the Guardian


At any public meeting on the environment over the past decade , there’s one question that almost always came up. It is a variation of ‘Why will no one talk about population?’ As a result, population is discussed endlessly while people grumble that no one ever talks about it.

The same oddly circular conversation happened in the Observer Review section in an article relating to the new book, 10 Billion, by Stephen Emmott, head of Microsoft’s Research Lab. Five full pages of extract and interview warned, ‘we’re ignoring … the biggest crisis in human history.’

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I am Rashid Aziz Faridi ,Writer, Teacher and a Voracious Reader.
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