Friday, March 15, 2013

Multiplication


I shared a car the other week with two unrelated old people who were comparing notes about the size of their families. One had to do some arithmetic to work out how many great-grandchildren she had. Both had gone forth and multiplied, resulting in the birth of at least 30 people over 3 generations. Yet it didn't appear to occur to them that multiplying at this rate is unsustainable. Just do the maths.

From The Onion - We Must Preserve The Earth's Dwindling Resources For My Five Children.

Demand for school places driven by the birth rate rising more quickly than at any time since the 1950s.

Population Matters.

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