Population

Shaping Tomorrow's World

Posted on 6 April 2011 by Stephan Lewandowsky

Our planet is finite. We have 510,072,000 km2 of surface area to sustain all human economic and social activity.  We have 510,072,000 km2 to support all of life. Nothing will change this physical limit. Our economy is based on growth. A fundamental tenet of capitalism is a continually growing economy that produces more and more goods. Indeed, per capita world economic output (GDP) has increased nearly 20-fold since 1960. During the same period, the world's population has increased from 3 billion to nearly 7 billion.

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