The gates of hell open wide, wider, widest as we replicate like plastic bags that blow across the streets and accumulate in bad neighbourhoods all round the world. Many expect a Malthusian catastrophe to result; they see it as a mathematical certainty that food and water cannot keep up with demand. From Nature’s point of view, mankind is destroying the planet – by overfishing, overconsuming, overproducing, and overeverything in general. Bad news for glaciers, sea turtles, and the humble bumble bee. From man’s perspective, it’s the planet letting us down. We go about our business – begetting all we can – and then we discover we can’t find a parking place. And our car is out of petrol. And, hey, we’ve got skin cancer form being outside too damn long!
Do you ever wonder, as a species, just how fucking thoughtless we are?
Trouble is the subject of Thomas Malthus…
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