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The population growth curve of a bacterial culture is very distinctive. There is an initial lag phase during which the population growth is hardly noticeable. Then the numbers increase more and more rapidly until the population is increasing exponentially...the growth curve resembles a "J." When this is compared to the growth curve of the world human population, the resemblance is eerie. For the first thousands of years of human history the global human population remained very low. Then in the past two centuries the curve begins to rise and steepen until the curve is going almost straight up. Do more people place more demands upon the environment?
The People's Treasure
"They're privatising things we own
And though we're still connected by the
They're lonelifying all the public spaces.
They're awfulising nature's lovely places,
Their macho fear of flabby soft sensations
They talk of foreign market penetrations
They're basically unloving types of creatures
You'll notice that a necktie always features
So if they steal away the people's treasure.
They can't remove the
simple common pleasure