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Time’s Person of the Year is Dead Wrong

“If people don’t have more children, civilization is going to crumble,” according to Time Magazine’s “Person of the Year” – Elon Musk. He is, of course, dead wrong. We briefly explore that in this episode, and offer our take on Musk’s stone-age solutions to traffic congestion.

We also share thoughts about several growthbusting news items:

  • Recent Arctic and Antarctic Research News
  • Smart Perspective on Falling Birth Rates News (in India)
  • Buzzkill Condoms
  • Google Displays Emissions Info
  • Systemic vs. Individual Climate Solutions
  • A Black Box to Record Demise of Human Civilization

This is episode 63 of the GrowthBusters podcast, published December 28, 2021

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World Leaders COP Out – Episode 62 of GrowthBusters

See How the Antarctic Is Signaling Major Climate Disruption

Arctic Report Card: What More Rain and Less Snow in the Region Means for the Rest of the World

Population Slowdown is Triumph of India’s People

Time Magazine Person of the Year – Elon Musk

Tesla CEO Elon Musk in an Interview with WSJ’s Joanna Stern at the CEO Council Summit

Elon Musk is Wrong: We Need Smaller Families – By Olivia Nater

1 in 4 Childless Adults Say Climate Change Has Factored into Their Reproductive Decisions– Morning Consult Poll in September of 2021

Colbert: Don’t Want to Bring a Child into This World? Try Trojan Buzzkill Condoms

Make a Year-End Gift to the GrowthBusters Project

Google Flights to Display Emissions Next to Every Single Flight

Colbert: Is Systemic Climate Action Possible

Earth is Getting a Black Box to Record Our Climate Change Actions, and it’s Already Started Listening

GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth – free on YouTube

On the GrowthBusters podcast, we come to terms with the limits to growth, explore the joy of sustainable living, and provide a recovery program from our society’s growth addiction (economic/consumption and population). This podcast is part of the GrowthBusters project to raise awareness of overshoot and end our culture’s obsession with, and pursuit of, growth.

Dave Gardner directed the documentary GrowthBusters: Hooked on Growth, which Stanford Biologist Paul Ehrlich declared “could be the most important film ever made.” Co-host Stephanie Gardner has degrees in Environmental Studies and Environmental Law & Policy.

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