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Move Upstream: A Call to Solve Overpopulation

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Our world is overpopulated. This fact lies outside of the typical activist's perspective and doesn't fit into society's dominant anthropocentric worldview. When it comes to our use of natural resources, we are taught to consider issues related to consumption such as energy efficiency and recycling. However, the number of people - and how fast that number is growing - is a ...more
Paperback, 116 pages
Published November 3rd 2015 by Freethought House
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Stephanie C. Fox
Jan 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Human overpopulation is an unpopular topic, and Mark Twain said, no doubt tongue-in-cheek, "It is better to be popular than right." Well, those of us who refuse to perpetuate the notion that human overpopulation can continue to be a taboo topic are opting to be right. We shall push for this by not being silent about it, as Karen Shragg has done in her book. She addressed the underlying cause of ecosystems collapse and resource scarcity: human overpopulation. I do the same thing in my dystopian s ...more
WittysLagoon
Apr 13, 2021 rated it liked it
Personal review for memory jog....

Frankly, I am disappointed. Not by the importance of the inevitable catastrophe when demand outstrips supply, but by the approach this book takes to the problem.

This summary of the major environmental organizations and people that do not mention "Overpopulation", and the ones that do, and the broad brush of the huge gap between downstream efforts (water, species saving, air pollution, energy consumption, recycling) does not at all address what I was hoping to fi
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Robert Patterson
Jun 09, 2021 rated it it was ok
70s year old hippie panicking over overpopulation and environmental doom. Q-Anon for the left: Malthusian worldview of environmental doom caused by over population fears drive a totalitarian agenda/desire with complete lack of context and understanding on demographics etc. She of of course is one of the messiah sounding the alarm on the "unpopular" topic of overpopulation. Reminds me of NIMBYs in Berkeley arguing against the overtaxing two story "monster" being developed on Shattuck.

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João Abegão
Oct 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My only problem with this book, is it being too short. Would read 300 pages of this theme.
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