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Sustainable Population - Mark O'Connor

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Published on Jul 30, 2010

Quentin Dempster of ABC 24 hour News interviews Mark O'Connor, co-author of Overloading Australia, about the facts buried beneath the population debate. What are the limits to global and Australian population growth? Mr O'Connor discusses the various myths used by "population boosters" to scare people into accepting high population grwoth, e.g. the ageing myth and the myth that population growth is necessary for economic prosperity. Solutions to these "problems" that rely on continuing rapid growth in population are likened to Ponzi schemes, which only work if you keep adding more "punters".

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