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Dave Gardner

Producer of the documentary, GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth. Dave writes and speaks regularly on the subject of growth addiction, including the pro-growth media bias that perpetuates prosperity-from-growth mythology.

contraception,population growth,population taboo,sustainable popluation

Ed Begley, Jr. in population growth PSA

Ed Begley Goes Where No Star Has Gone Before

Two green thumbs up, kudos and thanks to Ed Begley, Jr. for daring to “risk” his reputation speaking up for a topic that has long been taboo. Ed puts the rest of the Hollywood celebrities and rock stars to shame by being the first and only to lend his face, name and wonderful sense of humor to one of the most important, but also most untouchable, causes on planet Earth.

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economic growth,economy,gdp,gdp growth,limits to growth

Will Smith holds up neuralizer in Men in Black

Will This Cure Eternal Growth Dumbness?

I’ve heard a lot of talk about “economic growth” this morning on a cable news network. Politicians want to keep historically high levels of immigration into the U.S. in order to grow the economy. The folly of that line of reasoning is subject for another day, but the folly of our obsession with economic growth gets its turn now.

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climate change,contraception,family planning,family size,overpopulation,population growth,sustainability,sustainable popluation

rush ignorant

Ignorant Response to Good Reporting on Climate/Family Size Connection

Today we have a mixed bag. I have an example of outstanding media coverage of a growth issue, but – because of that excellent reporting, we also were treated to a phalanx of snotty responses. Rush Limbaugh tops the list of ugly and ignorant critics of this news, and we’ll get to him.

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childfree,climate change,contraception,family planning,family size,fertility,overpopulation,population decline,population growth,population taboo,sustainability,sustainable popluation

CO2 Reduction Strategies Chart

One Action Reduces Your Carbon Footprint 100 Times More Than Driving a Hybrid

Would you be surprised to find that having fewer children is the most effective way to reduce your greenhouse gas emissions? I’m excited to honor Seth Wynes and Kimberly Nicholas at the University of British Columbia for quantifying the most effective carbon reduction strategies.

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