Overpopulation is the root of all evil.
It's both fascinating & distressing that hardly one seems to tie almost all of our current problems back to overpopulation. It's as if the word "overpopulation" has been erased from the collective psyche of humankind, even though humankind continues to reproduce at an alarmingly prolific rate.
For example: one of the most pressing issues today, global warming, is discussed, dissected & disputed up the wazoo, but in none of the discussions is overpopulation ever cited as a root cause. Obviously, if human activity causes global warming, then more human activity will cause more global warming - or, to put it another way: the more humans there are, the more human activity there is; the more human activity there is, the more global warming there will be.
But no one is willing to discuss the impact of the size of human population in relation to global warming. I'd like to know why.
And it's not just global warming, either - standards of living are eroded by overpopulation, wages are brought down, infrastructures & healthcare are degraded, shortages become more pronounced - for example, the water shortage in California: it's amazing how California is forced to grapple with its water problems every year as its population swells anarchically, and yet, no one seems to even think, "Hey, maybe the size of our population has something to do with our chronic water shortages." Why is that? Is it a deliberate lack of consideration of that aspect of the problem, or is it just plain stupidity?
Upstreamism advocate Rishi Manchanda calls us to understand health not as a "personal responsibility" but a "common good."
- Upstreamism tasks health care professionals to combat unhealthy social and cultural influences that exist outside — or upstream — of medical facilities.
- Patients from low-income neighborhoods are most at risk of negative health impacts.
- Thankfully, health care professionals are not alone. Upstreamism is increasingly part of our cultural consciousness.
A plan to forgive almost a trillion dollars in debt would solve the student loan debt crisis, but can it work?
- Sen. Elizabeth Warren has just proposed a bold education reform plan that would forgive billions in student debt.
- The plan would forgive the debt held by more than 30 million Americans.
- The debt forgiveness program is one part of a larger program to make higher education more accessible.
America isn't immune to attempts to remove books from libraries and schools, here are ten frequent targets and why you ought to go check them out.
- Even in America, books are frequently challenged and removed from schools and public libraries.
- Every year, the American Library Association puts on Banned Books Week to draw attention to this fact.
- Some of the books they include on their list of most frequently challenged are some of the greatest, most beloved, and entertaining books there are.
In most states, LGBTQ Americans have no legal protections against discrimination in the workplace.
- The Supreme Court will decide whether the Civil Rights Act of 1964 also applies to gay and transgender people.
- The court, which currently has a probable conservative majority, will likely decide on the cases in 2020.
- Only 21 states and the District of Columbia have passed laws effectively extending the Civil Rights of 1964 to gay and transgender people.
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