Over-pop­u­la­tion

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - YOUR SAY NEWS -

SOME may be in cli­mate change de­nial but no­body can deny the dev­as­tat­ing ef­fects of over­pop­u­la­tion. We see pol­lu­tion of oceans and de­ple­tion of re­sources, for­est clear­ing to grow things like palm oil, loss of habi­tat for na­tive crea­tures and re­sult­ing ex­tinc­tions – the list goes on. In­creased pop­u­la­tion also brings in­creased use of fos­sil fu­els, in­creased CO2 from us and our do­mes­tic an­i­mals and dare I say it, more se­vere cli­mate re­lated events. There have been cli­mate vari­a­tions in the past but there has never be­fore been 7.5 bil­lion peo­ple (and their in­dus­tri­al­i­sa­tion) or any­thing like it.

— DAVID ROBERT­SON

Bud­erim

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