Updating statewide monthly temperature extremes
Owners of 1 in 10 mortgages owe more than their houses are worth, and many just walk away.
Without vested owners, vandalism runs rampant and the place becomes a slum.
If we don't stabilize population growth, life as we know it is unlikely to continue.
With so many of us burning fossil fuels, gobbling up renewable resources, and generating toxic trash, our life support ecosystems are threatened.
Unsustainable farming practices cause the destruction and abandonment of almost 30 million acres of arable land each year.
The number of humans is still increasing by 1.18% per year, or 80 million annually, the equivalent of nearly two Sudans, or three and a half Taiwans.
More hands, more work, more things produced."Gross Domestic Product (GDP), a measure of economic success or failure, is the number of people multiplied by per capita income.
Slow population growth, and economic growth will likely slow as well unless advances in productivity and spending increase at rates high enough to make up the difference.
CO2 in the atmosphere is higher today than anytime in the past 650,000 years.
In many poorer nations, having more children means increasing the supply of labor, and lowering wages.
Unfortunately,'GDP' does not differentiate between costs and benefits and we end up spending more money to fix the problems caused by population growth.
Karen Gaia says: Population growth feeds these 'booms'.
Build it and they will come, say the developers, confident that growth is always the answer. And most people still do not realize that economic hard times are related to carrying capacity.