Richfield environmentalist continues international overpopulation crusade
After taking her warnings about overpopulation to China last year, Wood Lake Nature Center Manger Karen Shragg traveled the opposite direction last month as she delivered her message in England.
Shragg was invited across the Atlantic by a group of overpopulation activists called Population Now, based on her book, “Move Upstream.” Shragg’s treatise against overpopulation calls for policymakers to focus on the root – or “upstream” – causes of overpopulation in a landscape where activists tend to address the symptoms instead, in what Shragg calls band-aid approaches.
Among her stops, Shragg spoke with people from around the world attending the Green Economics Conference in Oxford. Through personal interactions and presentations, Shragg heard ideas regarding acute problems, such as one project that aims to save the Indian elephant. But that, she said, is an example of addressing a symptom while the ultimate cause of the problem, human overpopulation, gets overlooked.