optimum population


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optimum population

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(Economics) economics a population that is sufficiently large to provide an adequate workforce with minimal unemployment
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Meanwhile, here in Britain the population is projected to reach 71m by 2031, the Optimum Population thinktank warning that such growth "will blow a massive hole in any national climate change strategy...
That inference of a joint operation of Smithian and Ricardian productivity effects provided the context for the blooming of the concept of 'optimum population' in Australian policy debates in the interwar years.
Indeed he joined the Optimum Population Trust in 2009.
Chief executive of UK-based Optimum Population Trust Simon Ross said, "The Beckhams, and others like London mayor Boris Johnson, are very bad role models with their large families.
The Overpopulation Index, produced by the Optimum Population Trust, is the first such table.
A few years ago, Britain's fearmongering Optimum Population Trust, which sinisterly claims that the Earth's carrying capacity is only 2 billion people, warned that "for the whole planet to avoid the fate of Rwanda, Malthusian thinking needs rehabilitation." Yet population levels continue to rise, and lo and behold, no "new Rwandas" have emerged.
It's apparently in order to reduce our carbon footprint and save the planet, and according to Sir David and the Optimum Population Trust (which sounds like something out of a Bond movie), we'd be a lot better off if there were about half as many of us in the world.
However, that would be a modest proposal compared with the aspirations of the Optimum Population Trust, the "green think tank" which calculates the sustainable population of the UK as between 17million and 27million, depending on how successful we are in meeting our individual carbon reduction targets.
In just two weeks, slug hunters will likely harvest over 5,000 of our state's 90,000 whitetails, helping maintain optimum population levels while providing meat for thousands of appreciative families.
A report urging the adoption of aggressive family- planning programs as a means of combatting global warming is almost antique in its Malthusian reasoning: "There is no possibility of drastically reducing total carbon emissions, while at the same time paying no attention to the drastic increases in carbon emitters," said Roger Martin, chairman of the Optimum Population Trust, the British group that prepared the report.
JULY 11 was World Population Day and Sir David Attenborough, patron of the Optimum Population Trust has wisely counselled that the world population should not be allowed to grow to 9 billion by 2020.
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