Human Carrying Capacity and Human Health

  title={Human Carrying Capacity and Human Health},
  author={Colin David Butler},
  journal={PLoS Medicine},
  pages={1 - 223}
192 T he issue of human overpopulation has fallen out of favor among most contemporary demographers, economists, and epidemiologists. Discussing population control has become a taboo topic. Yet, this taboo has major implications for public health. The silence around overpopulation prevents the global health community from making the necessary link between the planet's limited ability to support its people (its carrying capacity—see sidebar on following page) and health and development crises… CONTINUE READING