In the wake of a rather nasty piece of ‘satire’ on another blog earlier this week, I’ve been thinking about over-population. It’s a pretty sensitive topic, and one that is easily derailed by the kind of ‘forced abortion’ scaremongering that Farrar practices so well.
I’m intending to write a more substantive piece later today on the issue but for now I’ll leave you with this cartoon and ask you – do you think the world can sustainably handle the human population as it stands even as we continue to destroy the environment’s carrying capacity? Will our technological prowess make us able to continue to support ourselves as the population grows to 9 billion by mid-century, without destroying the environment that supports us? And, if not, then population decrease is inevitable, so how can it be achieved humanely?