Human Population Growth

The Complicated History Of The Overpopulation Debate

Nov 27, 2018
Sara Plourde; NHPR

Population growth has been a concern for environmentalists, and other interest groups, for more than a century. But the anxiety over the loss of space, and resources, as a result of human growth and consumption, is not simple. We talk with Sam Evans-Brown, host of Outside/In, NHPR's podcast about the natural world and how we use it, about his two-part show on the history of the anxiety of overpopulation. 

Listen to the episodes of Outside/In on overpopulation here


 

State officials say New Hampshire's projected population is expected to reach 1.4 million in 2040, an increase of nearly 9 percent from the population at the 2010 census.

The Office of Energy and Planning says the projected number of births is expected to decline very slightly over this time period, from 66,000 between 2010 and 2015 to 65,000 between 2035 and 2040.

Impact Of Human Polulation Growth

Oct 3, 2012
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EarthTalk®
E - The Environmental Magazine


Dear EarthTalk: The world added its seven-billionth person in 2011, but the news came and went quickly while Charlie Sheen news kept on and on. But isn’t population growth the “elephant in the room” that needs serious attention? Can you outline the major impacts of unchecked population growth and what if anything is being done to try to arrest it?                   -- Aaron Rodriguez, Tucson, AZ