Posts by: Christopher Ketcham

Overpopulation, Carrying Capacity, and the Future of the Arid West

Overpopulation, Carrying Capacity, and the Future of the Arid West

The hydraulic civilization of the American West is a lunatic enterprise and probably doomed as currently configured. Lunatic? Well, yes: the goal of modern hyper-capitalist civilization, nowhere more emphatically than in the growth-maniac Southwest, is continual population growth and resource consumption in the face of clearly delimited resources (oil, water, food).
css.php