Population Control, the phrase itself brings up pretty sinister pictures in your heads doesn't it? It would seem that any time this subject is
brought up, its viewed with Negative thoughts and ignoring of basic problems. What I would like to do is throw some thoughts out there and see what
you all have to say. See if we can get some real debate going to see were that might lead us.
Lets take a look at population control and why its needed.
1.) our current population is around nine billion and continues at an exponential rate. In the next 25-30 years that number will double. We are well
over the Earths carrying capacity of 2 billion for the way we live. If we still lived as hunter gathers we could further populate the planet to 40-100
billion but we are too late for that.
2.) Our current resources are getting depleted faster than we can find renewable or reuse-able replacements as well as our dependance on fossil fuels.
While we still have vast land that is pretty much uninhabited. That doesn't mean we have the resources to support people should they move there.
3.) Food, Food is what makes the world go round. As we continue to grow food is becoming harder and harder to produce. The average American Farmer
produces enough food for about 55 people by most estimates. While company's are working harder than ever to produce genetically altered food. Its not
being done fast enough and we are already seeing millions starving world wide.
4.) loss of bio-diversity, and loss of life, and pollution these things are farther factors hindering the human race.
As we try and progress we are finding that many plants are going extinct to the point we are making seed banks to help if we ever need to bring them
back in the future.
Loss of life not just in humans but as humans we are driving hundreds of animals to the brink of extinction and beyond. What can we do here? how do we
know that we wont have a need for these animals in the future? or at least have them to tell our children that they were not myths?
Pollution that is another of the worlds biggest problems, no I'm not talking about global warming. I'm talking about crapping in our own back yards.
Its not we who are going to pay for it its our children, They are the ones who are going to get sick, and possibly die.
Major Corporations spill millions and millions of pollution into our air, water and land each year. At what point do we say enough is enough?
So should we look to sustainability in the future?
What would it take to bring us down to a manageable size?
Because if we don't come up with some thing soon, some one may do it for us and we might not like their plan.