Places– of Charm

Earth, is there any planet like it where life thrives? Jason Hawkes’ photo below of London at night is an energized landscape.  “Glowing furnace bright at night, London became the world’s largest city during the coal-powered industrial revolution, a tipping point for the steep rise of Earth’s population.  Wealthy countries use many times more resources per capita than poorer nations, but as global incomes rise, increased consumption will stress the planet more than population growth.”  There will soon be seven billion people on the planet, but in 2045 our global population is projected to reach nine billion, according to scientists at National Geographic.

Knowing the increase steps hard on natural resources, biochemist Dr. Charles Pugh, worried that there won’t be enough food, explores those questions and works on solutions.

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5 thoughts on “Places– of Charm

  1. Kathleen Rowland

    Some resources can’t be replenished, but Dr. Charles Pugh has solutions. Knowing how is comforting, but things need to be done to let this happen.

  2. Janessa Breckenridge

    As living conditions improve in poor countries, demographic conversion takes place. The death rate falls because people take care of themselves, but there’s this huge lag before the birthrate falls as well. The result is a surge in population.

  3. Wade Coleman

    Janessa, it usually takes a generation. Research shows that the more education a woman has, the fewer children she’s likely to have.

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