The future of civilization depends on women. That’s the finding of Stanford biologists Paul and Anne Ehrlich. In a recently published report, the Ehrlichs predict that overpopulation and over-consumption (by the world’s wealthiest people) are leading our species and the planet to the brink of collapse. At the rate we’re going, we’ll need an additional half-planet full of resources soon. Our only hope for turning back from this brink, say the Ehrlichs is to empower women. Women who are able to control their own reproductive choices tend to have fewer children. They also tend to have healthier and more educated families. Economies thrive with the support of empowered women. Say the Ehrlichs, our planet needs their brainpower.
About Dana Gerhardt
A popular columnist with The Mountain Astrologer since 1991, Dana Gerhardt is an internationally respected astrologer. She has lectured extensively and written for astrology publications on several continents. Her ongoing passions are the moon and living the intuitive life. Dana worked for many years in the corporate sector, where she observed the undeniable influence of natural cycles. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude from Occidental College in Los Angeles and did graduate work in literature at Columbia University and CSULA. Dana can be contacted by email.