It's fundamentally true. Basically, that's why I watch what people do far more intently than what they say.
Maher brings up an interesting dichotomy for example. Can you be in favor of tough climate change measures AND be in favor of things like child tax credits? If you believe humans ARE the problem, then doing anything that makes it easier to raise them seems, at best, counter productive. It'll be interesting to see how this plays out between the Climate Solutions Caucus and the new DADS caucus.
As a more base point, it's really hard for capitalism to solve a problem fundamentally centered on not doing something.
KEY FACTSThe milestone comes just 11 years after the human population reached 7 billion people and the continued growth can be attributed to extended life expectancies brought about through advances and developments in public health, sanitation and nutrition.
The human population could reach 8.5 billion by 2030, 9.7 billion by 2050 and peak at around 10.4 billion during the 2080s and remain at that level until 2100, the UN estimated.
Soylent Green to feed them?
people laugh at that movie truth stranger than fiction