overpopulation - the root cause of our problems - why is it a taboo topic?
I don’t think scarce resources really are a problem for “over population” – because resources always end up balancing themselves – one way or another – and adapting is what humans do best. So running out of whatever resource is not really something to be feared.
Rather a philosophical and political predicament emerges with more and more people – combined with the technology of wider and wider interactions between them. The relationship of each individual to the collective whole of society will be radically different than it has been during our prior evolution. Adapting to that predicament is, me thinks, the primary situation that confronts us.
closing up the coffee shop here …. listened to the whole TED talk … moving on.