Four decades after his controversial book, The Population Bomb, scientist Paul Ehrlich still believes that overpopulation — now along with overconsumption — is the central environmental crisis facing the world. And, he insists, technological fixes will not save the day.Paul R. Ehrlich and Anne H. Ehrlich, "Too Many People, Too Much Consumption," Yale Environment 360, Yale School of Forestry
& Environmental Studies. 04 Aug 2008.
I want to thank the Ehrlichs for their latest book and their work over the past forty years. As an open Jewish lesbian feminist historian of queer cultures and the Holocaust, I have come to see that over-population is a cultural ideology, based on privatization, consumer capitalism, and misogynistic homophobia. All the so-called traditional societies that self-controlled their populations had roles for their gay people, and a spiritual practice based on balance, self-limit, social harmony, and preserving the culture for the future.
Posted by Corinne E. Blackmer on 04 Aug 2008
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