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Human carrying capacity and human health

Butler, Colin D. 2004, Human carrying capacity and human health, PLoS medicine, vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 192-194, doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0010055.

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Title Human carrying capacity and human health
Author(s) Butler, Colin D.
Journal name PLoS medicine
Volume number 1
Issue number 3
Article ID e55
Start page 192
End page 194
Publisher Public Library of Science
Place of publication San Francisco, Calif.
Publication date 2004-12-28
ISSN 1549-1277
1549-1676
Summary The issue of human overpopulation has fallen out of favor among most contemporary demographers, economists, and epidemiologists. Discussing population control has become a taboo topic. Yet, this taboo has major implications for public health.

The silence around overpopulation prevents the global health community from making the necessary link between the planet's limited ability to support its people (its carrying capacity—see sidebar on following page) and health and development crises. In this article, I describe how popular thinking on population control has been shaped over the last 200 years, and how our failure to address the population explosion may be one cause of recent epidemics and social unrest.
Language eng
DOI 10.1371/journal.pmed.0010055
Field of Research 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 0 Not Applicable
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2004, Colin D. Butler
Free to Read? Yes
Use Rights Creative Commons Attribution licence
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30004291

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