There are too many people, that’s the problem.
Chapter 2 explores the links between population growth and environmental impacts. Multiple sides of population arguments will be addressed: population as detrimental to the environment, population as a resource for innovation, and population as an effect of underdevelopment rather than a cause.
Population & Scarcity slides here.
Paul Robbins, John Hintz, and Sarah A. Moore, Environment & Society: A Critical Introduction (2nd edition), Chapter 2.