The United Nations recently announced that the world’s population is now estimated to have reached 8 billion — up from 7 billion as recently as 2011. This latest milestone has seen renewed alarmism from those who believe that the planet is already overpopulated.But is population growth really such a threat to humanity? There are many reasons to believe that, quite the opposite, population growth actually amplifies opportunities for tackling humanity’s greatest challenges.
To protect the environment, the way forward is through the promotion of markets and innovation, including the sharing economy, which can solve the problem far more effectively than state regulation.
Those flying cars we’ve seen for years in sci-fi films and cartoons? Yeah — still waiting. But we DO have cars that run on electricity, and they’re a big improvement over gasoline for many car buyers and for the environment.
Why, then, is it so difficult and expensive to get one?
This video seeks to answer that question, but we’ll give you a hint: state and federal government power are being leveraged in a big way.
The locavore movement, like many parts of environmentalism, has an unfortunate tendency to dress itself in the clothing of science before lapsing into mysticism.