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Segment: Reducing population growth by one half
Source: Interview with Marjory Stoneman Douglas. Videotaped at the Douglas House in Coconut Grove,
June 16, 1983.
Length of Segment: 00:01:09
Transcript and audio recording are copyright 1983-2009 Florida International University.
Interviewer: There has been some talk for quite a while by some members of conservation groups about
the necessity to halt population growth, or to slow it.
Marjorie: It's almost impossible. How did they think that they were going to do that? Did they say?
Marjorie: Course what they should do is stop all advertising, and they should even stop advertising for
tourists because they get tourists down here and half of them come back. The only way they can
possibly do it is to stop getting, urging people to come, and they won't do that. You can't get them to do
that. Businesses, they always want more and more people, you see. They're cutting off their own noses
to spite their faces because there is such a thing as a law of diminishing returns that will take place... and
businesses will not succeed because there are so many people.. and that... even the businesses will have
to change. But I think agriculture is going to feel the push first of all.