Date posted: July 13, 2012
Most nations, states, provinces and cities are so hooked on growth that population decline is feared. This fear is stoked by the conviction that economic growth is necessary (and perpetually possible). If we are to become a sustainable civilization, we’ll need to get comfortable with the idea of temporary population decline. This clip is from an interview filmed with Worldwatch Institute‘s Robert Engelman for the documentary, GrowthBusters.
“We’re worried about the wrong problem.”