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.

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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?
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Richard Hake, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Indiana University
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