Last night I watched a documentary by Dick Smith (the well known Australian entrepreneur and business man) titled The Population Puzzle.
It was a breath of fresh air, it was about time that someone besides myself,other green bloggers and one or two politicians, called out that the planet is now well and truly past its human carrying limit. We have 6.8 billion humans on the planet due to cheap fossil fuels. As we hit peak everything, there is only one realistic way that the population of humans is going to go, and that is down. Growth at all costs is not sustainable for anyone. We have to break this paradigm. Australia only has 6% of its total land that is arable, and we are rapidly covering it up with housing sub-divisions. Unsustainable to say the least.
If you missed the doco on the ABC1 a few days ago like I did (no telly of course), then visit
to watch it. The ABC only keeps these shows up there for a week or so, so be quick. It may only be available to Australian readers only.
However, as a taster, here is the first 3 minutes of the show to whet your curiosity.
And to show that he is a man of action, Dick has offered the Wilberforce Award of AUD$1,000,000. Watch what he has to say.
I was very impressed and look forward to further developments.