Date: Dec 14, 2012 1:48 PM
Author: Richard Hake
Subject: L.A. Times Population Report: Beyond 7 Billion - Fighting the<br> Last War?
Some subscribers to Math-Teach might be interested in a recent post
"L.A. Times Population Report: Beyond 7 Billion - Fighting the Last
War?" [Hake (2012b)].
Q. What does overpopulation have to do with Math-Teach?
A. Please see the Bartlett signature quotes.
The abstract reads:
ABSTRACT: In response to my post "L.A. Times Population Report:
Beyond 7 Billion" [Hake (2012a)] at <http://bit.ly/Ufro6y>, Ed
Gehringer (2012) of the POD list wrote: "Hey Richard, I think you're
fighting the last war," where the "fighting the last war" was linked
to the Population Research Institute's <http://www.pop.org/>
"OVERPOPULATION IS A MYTH.com - Episode 5: 7 Billion People: WILL
EVERYONE PLEASE RELAX?" [My CAPS.]
At that site a video at <http://bit.ly/SJViUe> shows a roller
coaster, representing population, rising steeply from 3 billion to 5
billion, rising less steeply after 5 billion, peaking at about 7-8
billion, and then *decreasing*! SO SHOULD EVERYONE RELAX?
In this post I give "Twenty-eight Quotes Relevant To Overpopulation"
which suggest, contrary to the Population Research Institute's
admonition, that EVERYONE SHOULD *NOT* RELAX.
The population clock is ticking! When I transmitted this post to
AERA-L and Net-Gold on 13 Dec 2012 at 16:14-0800, the world
population clock at <http://1.usa.gov/j2u6Gw> stood at 7,058,386,641.
How many people have been added by time you read this?
To access the complete 64 kB post please click on <http://bit.ly/TeOpJj>.
Richard Hake, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Indiana University
Links to Articles: <http://bit.ly/a6M5y0>
Links to Socratic Dialogue Inducing (SDI) Labs: <http://bit.ly/9nGd3M>
The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to
understand the exponential function."
- A.A. Bartlett (2004)
"In our classrooms and in our lives as scientists, we must
acknowledge that overpopulation is the world's most serious and
threatening problem and that this problem requires immediate and
-A.A. Bartlett (2012)
REFERENCES [URL's shortened by <http://bit.ly/> and accessed on 13 Dec 2012.]
Bartlett, A.A. 2004. "The Essential Exponential! For the Future of
Our Planet," Center for Science, Mathematics & Computer Education,
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, publisher's information at
<http://bit.ly/VpN2pm>. Author's information at
<http://bit.ly/VJQzRN>. The first chapter is online at
Bartlett, A.A. 2012. "The Meaning of Sustainability," Teachers
Clearinghouse for Science and Society Education Newsletter 31(1);
online at <http://bit.ly/SyM0t8>.
Hake, R.R. 2012a. "L.A. Times Population Report: Beyond 7 Billion,"
online on the OPEN! AERA-L archives at <http://bit.ly/Ufro6y>. Post
of 5 Dec 2012 14:23:20-0800 to AERA-L and Net-Gold. The abstract and
link to the complete post are being transmitted to several discussion
lists and are also on my blog "Hake'sEdStuff" at
<http://bit.ly/YBNFUU> with a provision for comments.
Hake, R.R. 2012b. "L.A. Times Population Report: Beyond 7 Billion -
Fighting the Last War?" online on the OPEN! online on the OPEN!
AERA-L archives at <http://bit.ly/TeOpJj>. Post of 13 Dec 2012
16:14:29-0800 to AERA-L and Net-Gold. The abstract and link to the
complete post are being transmitted to several discussion lists and
are also on my blog "Hake'sEdStuff" at <http://bit.ly/W2EV8u> with a
provision for comments.