posted on Dec, 4 2011 @ 08:40 PM
One of the most serous threats that we face is over-population, with 7 billion people and counting we are running out of space. I know that there are
still many places in the world that are not populated such as most deserts, Antarctica and many regions. But our goal should not be to settle every
place possible, but to maintain a population that is sustainable.
Of course the sustainability of our species is not the only issue that comes with over population, we are also taking over the habitat of many species
and many of those species such as wolves or coyotes end up being killed because they might show aggression towards humans as a result of fear. That's
not fair to them, I don't see a lot of topics about this issue and I think it's important for us to deal with this before it gets out of hand even
We tend to only think about ourselves most of the time, but let us not forget that we share this beautiful planet with millions of other living
creatures that have as much a right to be here. That's what makes this planet special the diversity of life. Thousands of planets have been
discovered and still we haven't found a single one that we are 100% sure that it can support life, and even if we found one it would be light years
away and we wouldn't be able to get to it.
That's why I think this threat is a great danger not only to the well being of the planet and other species, but also to ourselves. Now I'm not
proposing genocide or the extermination of the human species, but we need to come up with a plan to slow or to bring down the birth rates and
implement a policy that allows couples a maximum of 2 children. The last thing that countries need is couples with 5 children running around that they
can barely afford to take care of.
I know that when someone brings up "over population" most think NWO and depopulation, but honestly this is a serious issue. We control the
population of many species on Earth yet ours is quickly spiraling out of control and out of the range of sustainability.