AN ELLIPTICAL AND SLIGHTLY IRREVERENT, CLICK-BAITING WAY OF TALKING ABOUT POPULATION OVERSHOOT — WHAT IT MEANS

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If You’d Been On Top of WTC-1 When It Dropped

You’d have experienced exponential growth for 9.3 seconds.

By Bdm25 — Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=89215845

Ahem — sorry. I get worked up. Moving on now.

Why all us scientists had to order taller graph paper . . . T — originally uploaded to en.wikipedia as Population curve.svg. The data is from census.gov (archive.org mirror), Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1355720
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People and plastic everywhere . . . Photo by Abel Tan Jun Yang from Pexels

You know what I said about solar, my field? I do have a solution for thousands or perhaps millions of people, but not billions. I’ll keep working on this project, because it’s a tiny bit of hope. I’m not in denial — things are pretty damn hopeless. But if a sliver of the human race can survive while the rest die off — well, that’s my good news.

Living in rural Panamá — non-extractive, non-capitalistic. Expat USA. Scientist, writer, researcher, teacher. STEM mentor +languages. Gargoylplex@protonmail.com