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Overpopulation Is Not the Problem

By Prof. Erle C. Ellis
NY Times, 13 September 2013

Many scientists believe that by transforming the earth’s natural landscapes, we are undermining the very life support systems that sustain us. Like bacteria in a petri dish, our exploding numbers are reaching the limits of a finite planet, with dire consequences. Disaster looms as humans exceed the earth’s natural carrying capacity. Clearly, this could not be sustainable.
This is nonsense….>>

Overpopulation and the Vicious Circle Principle

by Craig Dilworth

In his September 13 contribution to the New York Times, ‘Overpopulation is not the Problem,’ Erle C. Ellis gives a number of examples through and before history to show that human ingenuity has overcome problems faced by a growing human population. As regards technological development having in the past overcome various of humankind’s sustenance problems, he is quite correct. In fact he uses the same evidence to support his view as I do to support my diametrically opposed view. The difference is that Ellis does not see the bigger picture….>>

Feedback and dis-equilibrium in human overpopulation

By Steven B. Kurtz

Council on Global Issues
142 Balsam Avenue, Toronto, ON M4E 3C1 Canada

Overwhelming evidence has engendered a consensus among global scientists that the human population level and trend are unsustainable. Although we are part of nature, we may have some choice in the ongoing process of which our numbers are but one variable. Individual, social, and institutional factors are examined, and policy options are considered. Evidence is given debunking the claim that the rich attempt to coerce poor nations to reduce fertility. Carrying capacity and optimum population concepts are discussed, particularly as to equilibrium potential. Prospects for pro-active success are entertained. … >>

Ad hoc -- Steve Kurtz reply of July 10, 2013 to June 1, 2013 World Science post:
The omission of massive overpopulation as a driver of both environmental devastation and poverty is glaring. The UN has addressed this in many conferences and articles for decades. It is no longer politically incorrect to discuss the population variable unless you are fostering competitive breeding which is overtly stated by several orthodox religious sects amongst all three major monotheistic and patriarchal religions.
Ample documentation for the above is in my 10 page paper given to The World Congress of the Systems Sciences/ISSS conference in Toronto (2000) See: http://www.peakoilandhumanity.com/kurtz_folder/feedback_disequilibrium.htm.

Begetting: challenges and responsibilities of overpopulation

By Anthony JUDGE

... Of particular interest in this respect is the manner in which the very question of overpopulation has been very effectively designed off the international debating table in relation to feasible action. Even though the Earth's population doubled from three billion to six billion people between 1960 and 1999, the last United Nations International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), at which such matters could be directly addressed, was in Cairo in 1994. This was however followed by a modest " Cairo +5" review conference in 1999 (The Hague Forum) – also known as ICPD+5. The "ICPD+10" anniversary confirms the trend towards periodic production of review documents – avoiding any conference. ... >>

7 Billion Is Many Too Many:
Time To Humanely Limit Population Growth Is Now

By Dr. Steven Earl SALMONY

Much more intellectual honesty, moral courage and humanistic action is needed. Tomorrow we will become a species of 7 billion overconsumers, overproducers and overpopulaters on a finite and frangible planet where resources are dissipating and environs degrading rapidly. As we observe absolute global human population numbers continue to soar exponentially, despite reduced fertility rates in many places, we also recognize that never in the course of human events have so few taken so much from so many and determined to leave so little for others. ...>>

Eugenics and the Future of the Human Species

By Sam VAKNIN

... It is this association with the hideous Nazi regime that gave eugenics - a term coined by a relative of Charles Darwin, Sir Francis Galton, in 1883 - its bad name. Richard Lynn, of the University of Ulster of North Ireland, thinks that this recoil resulted in "Dysgenics - the genetic deterioration of modern (human) population", as the title of his controversial tome puts it.
The crux of the argument for eugenics is that a host of technological, cultural, and social developments conspired to give rise to negative selection of the weakest, least intelligent, sickest, the habitually criminal, the sexually deviant, the mentally-ill, and the least adapted.
Contraception is more widely used by the affluent and the well-educated than by the destitute and dull. Birth control as practiced in places like China distorted both the sex distribution in the cities - and increased the weight of the rural population (rural couples in China are allowed to have two children rather than the urban one).
Modern medicine and the welfare state collaborate in sustaining alive individuals - mainly the mentally retarded, the mentally ill, the sick, and the genetically defective - who would otherwise have been culled by natural selection to the betterment of the entire species.
Eugenics may be based on a literal understanding of Darwin 's metaphor. ...>>

What is to be done with the overpopulation?

By Dr. Uladzimir TRATSIAKOU

...Overpopulation (OP) is only one of global problems facing the civilization. It has unique character among them. Really, may problem of, say, the poverty be taken off when remained not resolved? No, nowise. The same answer for similar questions concerning global problems of human vitally important wants in general, of not renewable resources, human over-aggressiveness, pollution, wastes’ heaping up, migration, cultural and moral degradations, deforesting, emaciated soils, etc. But it is the overpopulation problem that may be “SELF-RESOLVED” being NOT RESOLVED by humans – with “help” of mighty, of global scale DEPOPULATION. ...>>




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