Wednesday, May 19, 2004

Wealth and Population

"Those who spent the 1970s and 1980s campaigning against overpopulation were lamenting not the evident surplus of white intellectuals, but the abundance of impoverished people with brown skins, [however,] human wealth has long been a bigger environmental issue than human numbers. The citizens of the United States, for example, each use 88 times as much energy as the citizens of Bangladesh." 1

1. George Monbiot, 15th May 2004. Just Fade Away, Spectator