When hiking through a forest, it’s common to see a fallen tree that is being consumed by a combination of fungus, ants, and decomposition. The circle of life will eventually allow the tree to rot and turn into soil again. Xylophagy is a term used in ecology to describe the habits of an herbivorous animal… Continue reading Humans are apex predators who consume entire habitats, and we have reached peak growth.
A special three-part series by ABC News Australia examines the impact of 400,000 new people each year on the finite island with water scarcity, food scarcity, and limited housing.
“Environmental issues are on the minds of most Americans today. Though there is an abundance of studies detailing the negative environmental impact of overpopulation in the U.S., many of the facts and statistics remain largely unknown to the general public. As a way to raise awareness of this critical issue, NPG has produced a series… Continue reading The Sources of Growth and its Impact on Quality of Life and the Environment
Resource Page: Population “Broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough presents the 2011 RSA President’s Lecture. The dangers facing the earth’s ecosystems are well known and the subject of great concern at all levels. Climate change is high on the list. But there is an underlying and associated cause — population growth.” [Source: 2011 Royal Society… Continue reading Population Discussion: Sir David Attenborough on Overpopulation