You humans are the #1 cause of loss of life to biodiversity and you pesky humans are also the leading cause of pollution. The ONLY way for humanity to survive for the next century is to embrace education and use technology for the better good. Humans who contribute to waste by a factor of 18 times more than they contribute to cleaning up should be euthanized. Also repeat violent criminals should be honorably euthanized as well. Parents should have 2 children, if they do not produce a male the first two times then they can go for a 3rd, but after that no more babies, unless the parents can prove that they are well beyond their means in the ability to support the family.
There is no longer any use for high populations as we move into a post industrial society. It's childish to presume that all people are born with the right to reproduce. These are ideas from a more primitive, selfish society of greed and assumed self importance. It's time for people to grow up. We're owed nothing, we owe everything to this blue planet.
I believe we need to limit the population on planet Earth to 10 billion. Not because of oil and gas usage, but if food usage. Oil and will be replaced by electricity by 2025 if the electric trend continues. But food is a different story; according to studies, the uppermost population limit is 10 billion, anything past that number will result in feeding problems. Today though, food is not a problem. The reason why people think that it is, is because of Africa. Because Africa has food growing difficulties because of the planet heating up due to the CO2 we release in the atmosphere while driving gas cars, whichs heats there crop fields. But as I stated earlier, gas cars should be replaced by 2025 if the electric trend continues. Humanity will not stop at this number; if everything continues as planned with the space program, we should begin colonization of the planet Mars by 2050 (the first landing should occur by 2035). That is well within our lifetimes! Since Mars is about half the size of Earth, then Mars should be able to hold just under 5 billion people. Which brings up the population to nearly 15 billion! It it will continue growing as we reach out for the stars.
If human population keeps increasing, more people can be born. Water, food and other natural resources will be harder to get because there are more people. If we don't limmit the population people might starve because more people will need more food and other resources. There might be a fight for food, water, space, clothing and some other things.
Name for me a single thing that would improve if the world population increased to 9 billion. Name for me 100 things that would improve if world population settled at 1 billion. I find it infinitely easier to honestly answer the second question. Would you seriously sacrifice everything for a misplaced sense of freedom?
We don’t have enough food to sustain higher populations meaning that if we didn’t control the population we would run out of food quite quickly. So if you think 'NOPE we shouldn't control' think about the fact that we would run out of food too quickly if we didn't control.
It should only be limited in countries that are over populated. For example India, this country is definitely over populated and soon will start populating more and more in different countries. You might think to limit china's population but, they are already trying to, limit it anymore and we won't get any more Asians ;)
The fact is that a major reason why the world is overpopulated is that too many people do not realize the effects too many people have on the planet. If people, especially women, were better educated, then they could understand why a large population is bad in the long term. With better education, women also would have more opportunities to learn and have jobs, which could lead to them not having as many children.
Families used to have many children because:
a) Many of them would die from sickness, and
b) More children meant more hands for farming
Nowadays, infant mortality rates are low and families don't need more children to make money. Having more than 2 children isn't necessary anymore. If we let the population grow anymore, there will be mass famines in the future.
We can't put an end to the Sickness. .That would mean our own extinction and no one wants that , But we have to control it to a point where we can all continue with our lives without Killing our Host!!!
Lets Face it We Are The Problem
Mandel thought an overpopulation crisis would happen about a hundred years ago. It didn't. Technology always keeps up. Even famines aren't caused by overpopulation/not enough food. They're caused by economics and the fact that many governments don't have a social safety net in place to deal with problems like this and some can't afford it. Talking about overpopulation makes it easy for people to dismiss problems like world hunger. The fact is we could abolish world hunger by the end of the year if wealthier nations came together and agreed to it.
I do not agree with limiting population growth. It is wrong to me You are basically telling people that they can have a certain amount of kids. What if people want a big family? That is something many people of the world want and it is wrong to tell them they cannot.
There is no good, legal way to do so. The only effective way, would be to institute a limit on how many children you can have, which is a violation of human rights. If I wish to have only one child, thats my right. But it's also my right to have 10 children, if I so choose. The government should not be in the population control business. They have no right to tell me or anyone else how many children we can have.
If overpopulation were to be achieved, it will either A) not be a problem, or B) cause many people to eventually die because of there is no way for the people to live a sustainable life since the population limit has been supposedly exceed. A) if it is not a problem there is no need to control it. B) In that case there is still no need to control it because it will ultimately control itself. even though there is suffering from route B) there is still suffering caused by controlling it.
Humans were meant to be on this planet for one reason or another, don't take that away. Parents who can afford and take care of more than two kids or whatever standard they might change it to should be allowed too. Telling the parents no you have two kids that's enough is against our constitution. They have the right to have as many kids as they want. However, I do believe if you are getting help from the government you should not be able to have a bunch of kids or any for that matter. If you cannot support yourself how are you suppose to support another person. But limiting the amount for the whole country is not right and is against everything America is known for. People come here for a new and better life, let's not change that.
For any capitalist state to work it needs a bare minimum 3.1 % increase in GDP. If you have falling birth rates then you can not achieve this so ultimately capitalist countries would fail. Never underestimate the ability of the human mind to adapted and solve a problem. Give it 20 yrs and all western countries will be in a constant state of depression because of a low fertility rate.
Some couples like to have a lot of children, because they feel happier and more comfortable with more members in the family. It’s somebody’s freedom to decide what they want for their family. The family is a couple's decision to make. Government should not control the decisions in a family.
In our modern world, freedom is highly regarded. Having children is a freedom that should not be deprived from people. However, it is true that the unimpeded growth of human population is created enormous problem.
Since limiting human population growth is ethically unjust, thus wrong to legalize, we can only limit human population growth through social methods. If government resources are put into spreading scientific info to the general public, and encouraging people to think of environmental implications of their lifestyle when making decisions, I think a portion of people would actually refrain from having big families, or choose to adopt instead.
Since we all know how much media affect us, I also wish more TV shows like Bones would surface (or similar influence in media), instead of ones like Vampire Diaries or those reality TV shows. Bones has been great at raising odd topics of society, especially at touching those topics from a delicate objective viewpoint. It inspires thought while delivering entertainment.
No government or any other such ruling body should limit human population growth. Having children is a cherished moment in one's life, and so long as the individuals having children are responsible parents, they should not be restricted from having them. In addition, many of the results attributed to overpopulation such as resource strain and pollution are really the result of neglect, carelessness, and greed on the part of other humans. Instead, governments or similar ruling bodies should advocate better decision making. In addition, studies show there is a correlation between education and a lower birth rate. More education and a lower birth rate is a solution that benefits multiple parties rather than just one or a few.
There are problems with every proposed means to hinder the natural expansion of mankind. Condoms dull sensation, have problems of poor fit, semen backpressure, and multiple modes of "failure." Many people have practical or "religious objections" to especially "artificial" methods of "family planning." Pulling out is said not to work very well. Each drop of precum can contain up to 50,000 sperm, and often more than a few drops oozes out of the penis head long before ejaculation. It seems humans were designed to steadily multiply.
As a pro-lifer, I very much favor a greater spread of human life, and a much stronger flow of babies into the world.
As the world population grows, the numbers of parents yearning for more children can also easily grow. Yet another compelling argument for the continuing natural enlargement of the human race.