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Sustainability: Why It’s More Important Than the Hipsters Who Major In It

In future, population, sustainability on 01/13/2012 at 15:48

-Since the dawn of mankind, our net-gain of human bodies has annually increased. So how long does that last?

Recently I finished Jonathan Franzen’s Freedom. Good book.

A particular passage had me pause and think for a minute: first I thought it was an exaggeration on Franzen’s part, or a mistake of the character, Walter, who claimed that by 2063 (50ish years from now) the global population would be 12 billion. Wait a second, I thought to myself. That can’t be. Because that would be disastrous. Right? Read the rest of this entry »