overpopulation

EARTHTALK®: HUMAN OVERPOPULATION - STILL AN ISSUE OF CONCERN?

 

September 5, 2013 (San Diego) – Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that human overpopulation isn’t such a big issue any more as numbers are expected to start declining in a few decades?

-- Melinda Mason, Boone, IA

Ever since Thomas Malthus published “An Essay on the Principle of Population” in 1798, positing incorrectly that humans’ proclivity for procreation would exhaust the global food supply within a matter of decades, population growth has been a hot button issue among those contemplating humankind’s future. Indeed our very success going forth and multiplying, paired with our ability to extend our life expectancy, has meant that we are perpetually pushing the limits of the resource base that supports us.

FREE SPAY/NEUTER AND TRANSPORTATION FOR CATS IN SPRING VALLEY

 

February 28, 2012 (Spring Valley)--  San Diego County is estimated to have over 900,000 homeless cats in San Diego County--and Spring Valley is a hotbed for overpopulation.  Now the National Cat Protection Society (NatCat) is offering to spay/neuter the cats of Spring Valley residents for free.  As part of this free service, NatCat will also help Spring Valley residents by transporting their pets to and from the vet.