In nature, when animals overpopulate and destroy their environment, their numbers are reduced through the brutal processes of starvation, predation and disease. Surely, we human beings are smart enough to know that we occupy the same environment as the rest of the animal kingdom and are subject to these same brutal processes.
We are also intelligent enough to understand that – if our populations keep growing and destroying their life support system in addition to experiencing massive shortages of food and water, out of control epidemics and increasingly hostile ecosystems – our societies will be subjected to massive human migrations, the breakdown of our legal systems and governments, increasing acts of human genocide and the greatly enhanced possibility of a nuclear confrontation.
This scenario is neither pretty or exaggerated, and can only be avoided by having fewer children, refocusing the long range goals of our societies and stopping the destruction of our life support system. Since each of us possess the ability to limit the number of children we have, and can participate in the protection and restoration of our environment, lets get together on this critical issue, and at least make a valiant attempt to save ourselves from this unconscionable fate.
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