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TOO MANY HUMANS! - The Imperative to Return to a Human Population of 1 Billion

 

Now Available at Amazon in paperback   and Kindle format

 

21 April 2015 Media Release upon publication of the book.

 

 

 MEDIA RELEASE:  FOR RELEASE ON   Date:  21 April 2015

 

            Morrison Bonpasse of Newcastle, Maine recently published his book TOO MANY HUMANS! – The Imperative to Return to a Human Population of 1 Billion.   It contains 21 proposals to help reduce the global birth rate in order to achieve zero population growth by 2021, and thereafter to reduce the size of the population.   At 100 pages, Bonpasse calls it a “little green book.” 

            The book’s title is derived from the 1964 book, Too Many Americans, by Lincoln and Alice Day.  Bonpasse took Lincoln Day’s demography course at Yale in 1967 and has been motivated ever since to work to achieve zero population growth.   The book links population growth to climate change and argues that the human population should be gradually reduced to 1 billion, which was the population of the Earth in 1800.  It was around that year that the fossil-fueled Industrial Revolution can be said to have begun.

            Reducing population growth in the U.S. and the world is one of Bonpasse’s three primary issues in his campaign for President of the United States.  The other two are to stop wrongful convictions, and move the world to a single global currency.

            Although the study of population growth often involves numbing statistics, Bonpasse presents the view that it’s simpler to examine only the numbers of births and deaths.  When the two are equal, the world will achieve zero population growth.  Several countries, such as Austria, have already achieved that goal.  However, the birth rate for the Earth is still high at 20 per 1,000 people, compared to the death rate of 8 per thousand. 

            Beyond zero population growth is the need to reduce the population back to 1 billion, from its current 7.3 billion.  If the birth rate drops to 1 per thousand less than the death rate, the Earth’s population will decline to 1 billion over 2,028 years.   If the gap is four, as now is the case in several countries, such as Hungary and Latvia, it will take 407 years. 

            The book is available in paperback for $8.00 at Amazon.com and from the author, and electronically on Kindle for $2.00.   Says Bonpasse, “It’s priced low to achieve wider distribution and reading.”