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Al Bartlett Week – You Can’t Save Environment in Face of Population Growth

This brief clip from my 2005 interview with the late physics professor Al Bartlett rings so true. The environmental movement long ago chickened out on the issue of overpopulation (with the notable exception of the Center for Biological Diversity).

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Dave Gardner
Filmmaker & GrowthBuster

Dave Gardner directed the documentary, GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth. He blogs at and is a founder and contributor to

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    Brian Sanderson


    I have long pondered the answer to the question raised by Al Bartlett:
    “Do you know a single organization that campaigns to stop population growth as part of their effort to preserve the environment?”

    The answer is no, or at least not since a long time ago. At least this is true in Canada and USA (Australia being a possible exception). The obvious follow-up question is:

    One of the best answers I know to “Why?” is given by:
    “Forsaking Fundamentals: The Environmental Establishment
    Abandons U.S. Population Stabilization” By Leon Kolankiewicz and Roy Beck
    which is available at:


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