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Empty half the Earth of its humans. It's the only way to save the planet

9 mins | Apr 9, 2018
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There are more than twice as many people alive today as there were just 50 years ago, and our planet cannot support that many people. Kim Stanley Robinson, writing in The Guardian, proposes a drastic measure: empty half the Earth of its humans.
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