This is hardly news to most of the readers here who are very conscious of the dire straits that the world is in environmentally. But since it is the New Year and the fact that this bit of reality seems to be so dire that it made it to corporate television (CBS), I thought it a good idea to spread it around.
Note that the max human population that Paul Ehrlich says the earth can sustain is about 3.5 billion. We are currently at 8 billion with two countries – China and India themselves nearing 3 billion between them. (13:16):