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No Link Between Introduction of Agriculture & Human Population Growth

Currently, the human population growth is about 1% per year. Prehistoric human population growth, from beginning of the end of the Ice Age was just 0.04% annually until about 200 years ago, when a number of factors led to higher growth rates, such as modern medicine. 286 more words

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The Living Earth Connection # 16 airs this Sunday, November 29

What is the fundamental difference between the religions of our civilization, and animism, which was once the universal religion of humanity?  What is the link between the extinction crisis and the Agricultural Revolution? 47 more words

Ecology

Designing a "Free-Range" Workplace

I can’t stop talking about the book Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari.  I reference it like I used to talk about… 1,043 more words

The long hard slog

The whole world’s economy depends on China because China is heading towards making the complete standard kit of consumer goods that anybody wants — and would ever want — whatever culture or country he or she lives in.  396 more words

Learning sense at last

Keith Hudson

Some years ago a Conservative MP, Nick Coles, said something silly.  He said that government ought to be more “chaotic”, and he was lampooned in the papers.  487 more words

A fascinating multi-species future

Keith Hudson

In about 20 years’ time, well over 90 different forest-dwelling lemur species — which we consider beautiful and charming — will have become extinct on Madagascar, 17 having already become so.  639 more words