In many places on the net and television we are confronted with this idea that people are bad, and that more people are worse. The argument is often
made among billionaires that steps must be taken to curb the growth of human populations on the planet.
Before committing to this belief system, I would like to offer a few pieces of information. First, most of the population growth seen around the
world is in very poor countries. It is a matter of fact that nature, in its effort to survive, adapts different behavioral and reproductive
techniques. In poor countries, where survival is difficult, human and natural instinct compensate by having a high birth rate.
In industrial countries, however, since most human needs can be met by relatively available resources, the population growth has tapered off, and in
some places, actually declined.
The argument that poor countries must not be allowed to industrialize because the numbers of their people would grow exponentially and thus demand
resources that the earth cannot deliver is incorrect considering the above information.
Considering also that with the progress of technology and better techniques of distribution, reuse, and recycling, it would seem that earth supporting
a large population is not only possible, but quite likely.
All we need to do is put our collective efforts towards coming up with better ways to do things. Once we realize that not only will it take less work
on our part to provide for ourselves if we decide to do things in a smarter way, but that it will provide abundance in excess of anything we need,
then the threat of "overpopulation" will lose its teeth.
Of course, no one with a measure of control over this world would want that to happen. Control is based on denial and scarcity.
Here's a recent news article on Japan and its declining population:
A new way to deal with all the garbage and waste:
Disabled cheerleader recovers from vaccine poison:
Double your gas mileage:
These are just a few of the good-news links I could come up with off the top of my head. There is a lot more out there.
Never be discouraged because of "bad news" going on in politics and world affairs. The power is with us!
[edit on 10-11-2009 by 30_seconds]