Monday, April 11, 2016

Humans Are An Invasive Species

Have we exceeded the carrying capacity of our planet?

Human population growth has followed the trajectory of a typical invasive species, says a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature, and that suggests there may be a looming global population "crash."

"The question is: Have we overshot Earth’s carrying capacity today?" said Elizabeth Hadly, a professor in environmental biology at Stanford University and senior author of the paper, in a press statement.

"Because humans respond as any other invasive species," Hadly continued, "the implication is that we are headed for a crash before we stabilize our global population size."

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Two important things are not addressed in this report, both of which impact that carrying capacity:

1. The impact of potential climate change; and

2. The impact of all the trash, garbage, and toxic material which we are pouring into our environment.

I suspect there will be a great die-off at some point in our future. I am happy I probably will not live to see it.

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