As the world population heads to a staggering 8 billion, we are destroying more forests than ever and producing more CO2 which promotes more climate change.
We are killing off wildlife in ever increasing numbers.
I think people are afraid to address the issue. It is not PC. So I will. There certainly is a problem with the size of third world families. It is madness. I was just watching a report from Yemen yesterday in which a father (who looked pretty well-nourished himself) was talking about the fact that he could not get enough food for all his eight children. They were starving. Babies were dying like flies.
Then the next item went to the 7000 refugees fleeing Honduras because there is no work – too many people not enough jobs. They were starving. They had no prospects. I could make a few connections.
a. If he only had 2 kids he might have enough food and they wouldn’t starve.
b. If there were less people the unemployment wouldn’t be so high and they would not be mass migrating everywhere.
c. With less people there is less pollution, less climate change and less of the environment destroyed.
It seems to be in everybody’s interest to get the overpopulation under control.
I would suggest some carefully thought out strategies are necessary:
a. Access to birth control.
Of course it is in the capitalists interest to have a large, desperate population to exploit.
It is in the various religious groups interest to increase their numbers and power!