Demography Quotes

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1. “As we encounter each other, we see our diversity — of background, race, ethnicity, belief – and how we handle that diversity will have much to say about whether we will in the end be able to rise successfully to the great challenges we face today.”

Tags : Acquisition Of Knowledge Confronting Change Confronting Fears Confronting Problems Confronting Xenophobia Cosmopolitanism Demographics Demography Diversity Emigrants Ethnography Globalization Immigrants International Community Learning About The World Migration Multiculturalism Multiculturalismo Race Relations Travel
Author : Dan Smith
Source : The State of the World Atlas

2. “Bill Moyers: What do you see happening to the idea of dignity to human species if this population growth continues at its present rate?Isaac Asimov: It's going to destroy it all. I use what I call my bathroom metaphor. If two people live in an apartment, and there are two bathrooms, then both have what I call freedom of the bathroom, go to the bathroom any time you want, and stay as long as you want to for whatever you need. And this to my way is ideal. And everyone believes in the freedom of the bathroom. It should be right there in the Constitution. But if you have 20 people in the apartment and two bathrooms, no matter how much every person believes in freedom of the bathroom, there is no such thing. You have to set up, you have to set up times for each person, you have to bang at the door, aren't you through yet, and so on. And in the same way, democracy cannot survive overpopulation. Human dignity cannot survive it. Convenience and decency cannot survive it. As you put more and more people onto the world, the value of life not only declines, but it disappears. It doesn't matter if someone dies. — Interview by Bill Moyers on Bill Moyers' World Of Ideas (17 October 1988)”

Tags : Demography Dignity Overpopulation Population
Author : Isaac Asimov

3. “… what right [do] people in wealthy countries have to blame the poor for their poverty, much less for humanity’s environmental dilemma, when it [is] rich countries’ consumption patterns that [are] responsible for the vast majority of the world’s resource depletion and ecosystem destruction?”

Tags : Demography Environmental Issues Population Truth