The Dangerous Myth Of Overpopulation

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Today, there is a growing belief that many of the world’s problems are directly related to overpopulation.  Whether it is world hunger, the lack of fresh water, the damage we are causing to our environment, or “climate change”, those who believe in the myth of overpopulation have no hesitation blaming all of those problems on the “fact” that there are way too many people in the world.  What is even more frightening are the solutions that many of those people who believe that the world is overpopulated are proposing.  The solutions they propose include more abortion and “family planning” services, “one child” policies and mass sterilizations.  In fact, there are even some in the radical environmental movement that insist that we need to get rid of 80 to 90 percent of humanity in order to “save” the environment. 


The sad thing is that even the United Nations has fully bought into the myth of overpopulation.  Most Americans never read any of the reports that the UN regularly puts out, but they contain some pretty shocking stuff.  In particular, the United Nations Population Fund is advancing some rather bizarre theories.  A great example of this was last year when the UNFPA released its annual State of the World Population Report entitled “Facing a Changing World: Women, Population and Climate”

This shocking report went farther than any UN report has ever gone before in linking climate change with overpopulation.  According to the report, the only way to avoid a massive climate disaster is to dramatically increase “family planning” services around the globe and to do whatever it takes to reduce worldwide fertility rates.  In a statement accompanying the release of the report, UNFPA Executive Director Thoraya Obaid stated that “rapid population growth and industrialization have led to a rapid rise in greenhouse gas emissions. We have now reached a point where humanity is approaching the brink of disaster.”

The brink of disaster?

That is a bit dramatic, isn’t it?

Well, the truth is that the folks managing globalist organizations like the UNFPA are absolutely convinced that climate change will bring about the end of the world as we know it unless we take urgent action.

And according to those who believe in a coming climate change disaster, the number one contributing factor to climate change is overpopulation.

Just consider the following quotes about the link between overpopulation and climate change from the UNFPA report….

*”The importance of the speed and magnitude of recent population growth in boosting future greenhouse-gas emissions is well recognized among scientists, including the authors of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s reports.”

*”Still, calculations of the contribution of population growth to emissions growth globally produce a consistent finding that most of past population growth has been responsible for between 40 per cent and 60 per cent of emissions growth.”

*”Each birth results not only in the emissions attributable to that person in his or her lifetime, but also the emissions of all his or her descendents. Hence, the emissions savings from intended or planned births multiply with time.”

*”fear of appearing supportive of population control has until recently held back any mention of ‘population’ in the climate debate. Nonetheless, some participants in the debate are tentatively suggesting the need at least consider the impacts of population growth.”

*”No human is genuinely “carbon neutral,” especially when all greenhouse gases are figured into the equation. Therefore, everyone is part of the problem, so everyone must be part of the solution in some way.”

*”Strong family planning programmes are in the interests of all countries for greenhouse-gas concerns as well as for broader welfare concerns.”


Are you starting to get the picture?

This UN report uses a lot of thinly veiled, politically correct language to suggest that in order to fight climate change, radical population control measures must be implemented worldwide.

And thanks to Barack Obama, the UNFPA will have plenty of money with which to pursue that agenda.

Shortly after taking office, Barack Obama directed that 50 million dollars be given to the United Nations Population Fund.

So not only is the United Nations Population Fund busy promoting their population control agenda around the globe, they are also using U.S. tax dollars to do it.

But unfortunately, this is not an isolated incident when it comes to the Obama administration.  The truth is that population control is a very high priority for Obama.

In fact, during remarks that she made for the 15th Anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton indicated that population control was now going to become one of the centerpieces of U.S. foreign policy.

Not only that, but Barack Obama’s top science advisor, John P. Holdren, actually co-authored a book in 1977 in which he advocated mass sterilizations using the food and water supply, mandatory bodily implants that would prevent couples from having children, forced abortions for American couples trying to have too many children and a global police force to enforce population control.  The following is just one of the incredibly shocking quotes in Holdren’s book….

“A program of sterilizing women after their second or third child, despite the relatively greater difficulty of the operation than vasectomy, might be easier to implement than trying to sterilize men.

The development of a long-term sterilizing capsule that could be implanted under the skin and removed when pregnancy is desired opens additional possibilities for coercive fertility control. The capsule could be implanted at puberty and might be removable, with official permission, for a limited number of births.”

Remember, this guy is Barack Obama’s number one science advisor.

Are you scared yet?

The sad thing is that the earth is not overpopulated at all.

In fact, we could give every single family on earth a house and a yard and still fit every single person in the world in just the state of Texas.

If it wasn’t for all of the greed and corruption, there would be plenty of food and resources for everyone.

The following very short videos demonstrate how absurd the dangerous myth of overpopulation really is.  These videos were produced by the Population Research Institute, and they are really well done.  We encourage you to send these videos out to everyone that you can….

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Part III:

  • Greg

    Accept the fact that there WILL be genocide because those with the money, the power, the will and the technology want it to happen. Additionally, it lines up with the Bible. Speaking of which, that book is either the most amazingly accurate hoax ever pulled off on mankind over a 1,500 year period of authorship or it is the divine word of the Creator. Personally, I believe the latter.

  • Gary

    What you are saying is very counter intuitive. I have never driven down the street and said “I wish there was more traffic”,or been stuck in traffic and wished there were more people clogging up the roadways. There are plenty of people. While I do not advocate any forced birth control etc. I can not see how any reasonable person can say that we do not have enough people. Just drive in rush hour traffic and then tell me there are not enough people. This assumes you are not a selfish right winger who wants more people to drive down wages so the rich can continue to get richer off the back of the working poor.

  • Greg

    Gary – I realized several years ago while talking to a liberal that liberalism is the ultimate expression of selfishness, just as you have stated in your post with the slam on “selfish right wingers”. Liberalism is all about killing babies, limiting reproduction, taking money from the working class, giving money and perks to the non-working class, locking up land, increasing laws and the power of the law, etc. because the mindset of liberals is just like you have expressed – “I am inconvenienced by people, I may want that benefit, I may want to go to that land and not see people”, etc. There is generally a sense of superiority associated with that liberal mindset which you have also expressed. It is exactly your type of beliefs that will lead to the mass genocide that will soon be unleashed upon the world. What I have also realized over the years is that labels tend to be counterproductive and lead people away from solutions or toward false solutions. I believed that because Bush called himself a Christian and Conservative he would be a great president. Wrong!! Liberals think that putting someone with extreme liberalism into office will bring about their utopia. Wrong!! People are people and we are all sinners with some of us saved by grace. The wicked have used labels to dupe us into supporting them and into not resisting what they are doing to this once great nation.

    • Z

      You guys are looking at the picture only in black and white. Many of the self-proclaimed conservatives are no more than neo-conservatives -who have tendency to see the world in binary good/evil terms; have low tolerance for diplomacy; have focus on the Middle East and possess an us-versus-them mentality- and many liberals of this generation have outrageous and in-concrete ideas that often work poorly if not disastrous in the real world. I for one do not think, self- professed christian, Bush was ever a good president because he is a human being. “People are people and we are all sinners with some of us saved by grace”

  • Dan

    I completely agree with Greg. Gary, if you are tired of traffic, just move to rural South Dakota where you can drive for hours without seeing another car.

  • Peter

    Gary, you are repeating a lie that you have been taught when you state that the rich always get richer off the backs of the poor. True capitalism works on the principle that those with hard work, good ideas, a strong work ethic and perseverance will be rewarded in a free market system.
    I work for a company of over 1000 people whose founder got very rich creating and marketing an amazing product. We all are co-owners and everyone of us benefits. The more he makes the more I get; wages, benefits, stocks, 410k, etc. It is a win-win situation for me.
    I believe very strongly about the socialistic, liberal ideas you are touting; they work very well until YOU runout of MY money.
    Have you EVER even heard of, much less read, Animal Farm by George Orwell? It will be an eye opener for you.
    Thank you.

  • Greg

    Humans are being annihilated by genetically modified foods. Studies show that these edible toxins are leading to the infertility problem with animal control groups on GMO not producing a fourth generation and experiencing numerous adverse health effects. The human genetic makeup is also being altered and scientists will soon be adding a third strand to our DNA. This alteration of the human genetic code is going to result in us no longer being “in the image of God” and the results are going to be disastrous. One result is going to be the loss of fear that animals have of humans. This will be a part of the fulfillment of Revelation that wild beasts will kill hundreds of millions of humans in the end times.

  • The Intellectual Advocate

    I watched the cute videos and chuckled. To hear some people tell it, the world has an infinite carrying capacity and we don’t need to worry about pollution and the strain we impose on the environment. In reality, the supply of resources is finite, we can fish out the oceans, and we can despoil the environment that supports us.

    It is true that technological advance can allow us to grow more food. However, we could have an even higher standard of living if we just had the technological advance itself without a corresponding population explosion. What you people have failed to realize is that having fewer people means having a higher quality of life because the amount of resources per capita–oil, high quality farmland, land itself, lumber, etc., would increase, decreasing the costs for those resources.

    I get the sense that your opposition to the claim that population growth is a problem comes from Christian dogmatism–in this case a belief that abortion and birth control are wrong. Why not just oppose abortion and birth control while also acknowledging the reality that we live in a world of finite resources? Is God going to create a second Earth for us if our population explodes to 20 billion?

    I suspect that the opposition to abortion and birth control is the real motivating factor underlying this viewpoint as well as that of the cartoons’ author, which dramatically reduces the credibility of these claims that having a higher population is not a problem.

    I think that most children in a daycare center can understand that when there is a limited number of cookies, they’ll be able to eat fewer cookies when there are more children around.

    • Diane

      Most Christians believe that God is sovereign. The fact is, overpopulation isn’t exactly the problem. The problem by and far is government and industry. A government that puts its energy into limiting its people instead of flourishing its people is a dying government. Perhaps we are just getting to an age where we should look around us and say “Is all of this really necessary?”
      If the human race needed to exist solely off the land, they could. That is the way the human race has survived thus far. All of a sudden we need genetically modified foods, grocery stores on every corner, cars, planes, trains, buses, ships, electricity, fuel, the internet, television sets, computers, etc. etc. etc.?
      So, is OVERPOPULATION really the problem? Or is it what the human race has created for “the good” of the human race that is the problem? No doubt advances have come along in medicine and that all of the things listed about have helped us have “the good life” but who are we to say that “we” deserve to have the “good life” at the expense of others not having life at all? It’s disgusting and egotistical.
      What our governments should be doing is stepping back and making it not so easy for everyone to use them as a safety net or the first choice for food, healthcare, and jobs. If humans were forced to actually take care of themselves they would… and likely take care of others too! It’s because our government is an enabler, it’s because other governments are just the opposite. The problem with this world is not in the number of people it contains but the TYPE of people it contains. Selfish, egotistical, “me-me-me” type people will always see everyone else as taking up “their” space, “their” food, “their” clean air and water. How entitled are you? So, you want all the cookies at the daycare? Grow up. You don’t deserve any cookies at all. None of us do and the sooner our people realize that, the sooner we will heal from the disease of selfishness and entitlement and we will really prosper as a people, a nation, and a world.

  • Without love, there will always be overpopulation.

    When you do not love your neighbour, he is always one too many on earth.

    The 2nd video is particularly true. Man face extinction, and overpopulation or not, there is no way now to stop it.
    # in 10-20 years we will start to run out of petrol, natural gas, lithium, uranium, etc.
    ==> direct consequences: no cars, no roads, no fertilizers, no pesticides, no batteries, no plastics, no tyres, no satellite, mining by hand, global crop failure
    ===> secondary consequence: global hunger, civil wars, collapse of health system
    ====> we end up in a post-industrial stone age with a tenth of the global population
    # that is if we survive the impeding financial apocalypse: bankrupt governments bailing out banks who lended to bankrupt people, honest savers investing in pension funds who invest in over-inflated mortgage-backed securities and bankrupt government bounds. We can already hear the cracks in the systems, economists and analysts are more scared than I’ve ever seen
    ==> the governments may collapse in all of the industrialised world: US, Europe, China, middle-East,… everyone drank to the stained (un)real estate bubble
    ===> secondary consequences will be similar to the above
    ====> when we will recover we will have a few good years before running out of resources and getting back to the first case.

    Overpopulation is not the issue, our way of life is.
    We need to get back to nature, learn to live in harmony with God’s creation as nature’s steward, accept death when it comes, and most importantly, learn to love our neighbours.

    There is no other way, if we do not comply to it willingly, nature will force us to do it in our lifetime.

  • Xino

    Over-population is a myth? There’s plenty of food? How can that be, when your own web site says we’re on the verge of a food crisis because the honey-bees are dying? Honestly, you lose all credibility when your own articles contradict each other. Let’s try to put this into some rational perspective:

    1. There is a food crisis in the making. Your site mentions the bees. There is also the problem of bad weather (let’s just call it “bad weather” since you don’t believe in Global Warming). In fact, half of all agricultural counties were declared national disaster areas by either state or federal officials last year. Right now, grain stores are at their lowest levels since we started making records – and too much of what we do have is going to “biofuels.”

    2. We have grown our population mainly due to the prosperity and affluence afforded to us by cheap oil. Whether oil really is running out or whether the Evil Liberal Conspiracy directed by the Build-a-Burgers or whomever is just stopping us from finding the creamy nugget of abiotic oil that our loving God refills each day…the end result is the same. No more cheap oil. That means no more cheap food, no more good jobs, no more good medical care.

    3. What are we going to do about “over-population?” Well, really, nothing. People aren’t going to have kids that they can’t afford, so people won’t be replaced. People are going to die earlier when our health-care system implodes. Life is going to get harder and lots of people simply won’t endure. The usual suspects – famine, pestilence, violence – are going to take care of the “over-population.” God’s done it before (think the Black Death)…it’s part of His standard bag of tricks. But we aren’t the kind of country that tries to “do” anything about people breeding, and I doubt that a government that’s too broke to plug an oil well has the resources to put chastity belts on each nubile woman in America.

    4. Those who do try to do something about over-population by not breeding will face the horror of seeing people they despise breed – often, people who breed the most belong to exclusive religious groups that claim to be the “one true church,” like traditionalist Roman Catholicism or Mormonism, or else they’re part of groups who hate the United States for cultural/ethnic reasons and want to replace our society with one of their own making. Those of us who decide to “do something” about overpopulation hand over the future to those who hate the majority and want to replace it with a new majority – one where many of us will be excluded, repressed, or even ethnically cleansed. The religious fanatics next door who have six kids may watch three of their children die in the crap-storm that’s coming…but maybe your two children will die, too, so the nut-job’s wacko religious group will still end up ahead, even if the breeder experiences more personal grief.

    So, in conclusion, not having kids tends to be bad for you personally, and is bad for your religious/ethnic community…but a lot of us aren’t going to survive, and a lot of our kids won’t survive what’s coming, either. It’s a real pickle.

    • James

      Hahahahahaha. Oh my gosh your argument cracked me up!!! I personally am very unsure about any of this as it is all concerning but the “too broke to plug and oil leak” had me roaring hahaha. Anyways I think that there are many truths in each persons arguments. I think that the issue is like 5 people climbing 5 ladders. We may say that person 1, 2 and 3 are really high up representing how advanced our ability to grow food is and howich space there is for physical expansion and the climates we can now occupy due to technology (cars, shipping, AC, Internet) connecting us and pushing further than we have ever been. But there is person 4, and person 5 who are way down on the ladder representing how we have horrible farming practices that drain the water table (impending dust bowl), and factory meat farms which are and have been one of the most corrupt and horrible industries in the US for the past century, and how we need to figure out how to clean up our mess with pollution and recycling. Like all problems this one is multifaceted in an overwhelmingly complex spectrum. Hard to find the common epicenter with soapy biased and evolving factors. The thing that scares me the most I the notion of mass sterilization. Has anyone seen the movie Children of Men? Terrifying and extreme example but still effective. You don’t want to screw with the human races ability to reproduce. I have seen ideas of using Mosquitos as vectors for mass sterilizations. Reproduction is good but like things should be done responsibly. I agree that white trash people who just have babies marching out every nine months for 20 years need some help. We may need to slow it down a bit to solve problems before they run away from us but we keep finding solutions to make the earth more hospitable and to make the most of our surroundings. We are the point of our species when we are painstakingly aware of our immense impact on the world and our ability to do both wonderful things making man-made lakes and controlling floods with dams that would otherwise ravage riverbanks, and to do bad things like overfish and pollute. We make mistakes along the way but that’s the human factor. Doesn’t mean that we have too many people necessarily. we might discover tomorrow crops that grow like weeds on the surface of the ocean. Then our food supply will be increased dramatically as we take advantage of all the extra real estate. There will always be problems needing solving. The answer isn’t that since industry causes pollution we should scale back on people to ease industries burden. We just new to progress in a green way to avoid these problems in the first place.

  • jph

    Xino well said.

    “In fact, we could give every single family on earth a house and a yard and still fit every single person in the world in just the state of Texas.”

    Really? Ever heard of math?

    Texas Land = 261,914 sq. mi.
    640 acers in a sq. mi.

    So 167,624,960 one acer yards.

    Actual world population is 6,827,500,000.

    You would need 40 areas the size of Texas,. not to mention that not all land is useable for houseing. People use resources from a MUCH larger area that their yard to survive. Things like roads between all those yards, parks, schools, factories, parking lots, megamarts, malls, farms, orcherds, feedlots, quaries, forests for wood to build all those little pink houses, etc., etc.

    • gcn3030

      Your math is wrong there would be 1070 sq ft per person if we were all in Texas assuming 7 billion people and 268,820 sq miles=7.49427149×10^12 sq ft land area in that state. Try using Google calculator it handles unit conversions and helps prevent silly arithmetic errors that lead to the spread of objectively false claims.

      • Emilia

        bruh, the post is 6 years old. it probably was correct at that time. use your brain before calling someone out for a silly arithmetic error.

  • JoeR

    I find in reading those sites that say that population problems are a myth that their evidence is very sparse and inconclusive. Recently I read Book 1 of the free e-book series “In Search of Utopia” (, it blasts their lack of evidence relative to their calling overpopulation a myth. The book, actually the last half of the book, takes on the skeptics in global warming, overpopulation, lack of fresh water, lack of food, and other areas where people deny the evidence. I strongly suggest that anyone wanting to see the whole picture read the book, at least the last half.
    The validity of the 2.1 fertility rate is also questioned

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    • 1digger

      Yep, I read your comment; that is of course not knowing for sure that you are an American but you are spreading your propaganda.

  • Zeno Izen

    What’s telling is that most of these Fabian socialist population kooks want to run their mandatory contraception programs in Africa and Latin America.

    Maybe it’s true that the planet has finite resources… (Whatever happened to space travel?) But given the choice I’d much rather live on a radically overpopulated planet, come what may, than have some effeminate Cambridge schmuck deciding what DNA lines get to go another generation.

    Or maybe we should just sterilize the British upper class. That’ll solve a lot of problems right there.

  • Anonymous Amobea

    Okay, overpopulation is a myth? You just created myths about this “myth”! First of all, I am asexual, which means I was born not attracted to either gender. (And, yes, I got my hormones checked, and it’s fine. And don’t give me the “late bloomer” crap!) It has given me a different view point on society. Now, I am still pretty young, but I have a 4.0 gradepoint average, so, not to be arrogant, but I’m not an idiot. Now, I think the world is overpopulated. And no, I don’t not want to go around killing people. (Not literally, anyway.) I do not believe we are causing climate change, and I think it’s a load of crap, the Earth has been changing temperature and climate for years, and I live in Alaska, where, if anything, it’s colder than ever. But I do know for a fact, if people keep crappin’ babies like they are now, we’re gonna be in big trouble in the future. The way things are going, food is going to run out at some point. Fossil fuels are also on the decline. (Although there’s more than most people think. Companies like Shell can drill, find plenty of fuel, and act like they’re out to get more money out of high prices.)My point is, we’re running out of room and resources on this planet. Not to mention we’ve made many species of animals go completely extinct already. I think there SHOULD be atleast a cap on how many children you can have. Honestly, I wish alot of idiots were sterile so they can’t create more dumb idiots. Call me an extremist liberal bla bla bla, but I’m Independent. Personally, I think either side is completely batcrap INSANE. And if you’re the one calling me a commiter of a genocide, just look up “Sweetwater Texas Snake Roundup”. Who’s the mass murderer now? (Not to mention people who kill small animals are more likely to become murderers later in life.) Now, I want you to look at this like adults, open your mind, and take another person’s viewpoint. I do it all the time. And yes, I tried your view point, which I DO respect, but absoloutly do not agree on. Again, being asexual has given me a very rare view point that less than 1% of the population of the Earth has. And you know what that has shown me? People will use any excuse to…umm…how do I put this non-disgustingly? Uh, “love” each other. (I guess that IS what they call it these days.) Anyway, but this causes problems. Just look at the extreme case of Africa. Women have virtually no rights in many countries. In many cases, they are FORCED to have kids. Not only being very wrong in itself, this causes crippling overpopulation. Now, this is 2012. The 21st century. We should leaving this crapola behind instead of acting like freaking preverted gorrilas. I know you’re worried about your freedom. Truth is pretty much everyone in the world, even deomocaratic European countries are worried about freedom. But there just has to rules popping out human beings. And, sorry, I AM an Atheist, and I think if the person isn’t just being lazy and irresponsible, and they SERIOUSLY can’t take care of a child, they should be able to get an abortion. For one, the “child” isn’t even developed enough to feel pain, and two it’s better than a LIFE full of misery and poverty. And by the way, no, I’m not a devil worshipper. I come from a mostly Christian family. (But my parents let me believe whatever I think is right.) I think youshould have the right to believe or not believe what you want. I respect all religions. But, I have a church across the street, in a suburban/slightly rural neighborhood, trying to build a school. Just feet away from my front yard. Our wells in about a mile radius will go dry. The neighbor kids get off where they’re building it. It will cause much more traffic, surely causing accidents. But the chuch members have been brainwashed, the Planning and Zoning Board have been bribed. Now it’s being built. And people label EVERYONE in the entire neighborhood “devil worshippers” and think we’re undermining the “path to God”. So please, don’t give me a lecture about “God” when I’m not going to have running water until we spend tens of thousands of dollars drilling a new well that may or may not work. Sorry to get so off track, I just need to make a point. I just want you to please open your minds, and try thinking like me. It’s okay if you don’t agree with me, but I just want you to try.
    Thank You.

    • Julian

      You pooooor poor person. I’m sorry.

  • blackberry74

    Just because everyone in the world can fit in Texas, does not mean that the world is underpopulated. The space that a human uses is not just the physical location where they live and where their home stands, but the land used to grow the crops which feed them. It also consists of the raw materials such as the paper, plastic, wood, metals, etc. which they need to complete their daily activities in a modern world, and the land used to fix those raw materials for industrial and commercial use.

    Furthermore, the video states that there is enough food to feed the entire global population, but the “only problems” are that developing countries do not have the infrastructure to transport the food to their people, and that human greed and war hinder governments from doing their jobs. Obviously, these are not easy problems to solve. In fact, over the entire course of human civilization, humanity has not found a way to end war or human greed. What makes you think they will end anytime soon? Meanwhile, transporting food to these regions to feed their populations requires the use of fossil fuels, which, as many scientists point out, are rapidly declining. Some people would try to make the case for alternative energy sources. However, we cannot yet put all our faith into renewable energy technology because this type of energy accounts for only 13% of worldwide energy use. Eventually, shipping food to developing countries will become too expensive, and people in those countries will have to start looking towards more local resources for their food. Then, the world will see how much of a problem overpopulation really is. Fights will break out between people who need the food to feed their 5 children, and widespread famine will occur, or, if it already exists, it will worsen.

    Whoever made this video probably believes that the world will not be overpopulated until every single crevice of land on this planet is occupied by a human. Could you imagine the horror? I agree that simply cutting the population will not solve every problem. But I also know that doing nothing will have far worse outcomes.

    • bob

      you’re right, it doesn’t mean that- however, the population, plus the land use combined still is a tiny portion of all the inhabitable land available- the whole idea of showing that people can all fit into texas was to show that we aren’t even close to being overpopulated, nor are we even close to exhausting the resources around the globe- Yes we use ast resources, however, We do replant, we do recycle, we do have strict pollution controls etc- because mankind is a resourceful brilliant creature quite capable of sustaining vastly larger population than we have now- The starvation issue is NOT an issue of overpopulation, but oen of strict government rules and regulations prohibiting sustainable hunting, fishing etc- and one of human condition where people just don’t care enough to donate enough money to make sure food DOES get to where it’s needed- The solution isn’t to have l ess babies, but rather to teach new generations ot be more caring than we are today-

  • steve

    It’s not a myth, it’s a fact.

    At the time of this comment, according to multiple
    sources, there are 8 billion people on this planet. This means Earth is vastly
    overpopulated and at the current rate of expansion, the human race will reach unmanageable proportions
    within the next half century.

    It’s already too late to do anything about it.

    • nathan

      try not to be so negative about it.

  • Nj1293

    I find this article to be the most idiotic thing I’ve ever heard. Saying we’re not overpopulated? How absurd can you be. Please stop writing articles and putting out false information.

  • Phil Armond

    This misleading article was written by the author of “the book”, there’s always a book to be sold and that is what he is trying to do..sell books. He also has apolitical agenda he wishes to push. It is a very ignorant approach to NOT understand that overpopulation means considerably more than just “space”.More people means more housing, transport, roads , planes , buses ,ships trains, factories, more consumer goods , more waste products and the vast requirement for more food. more doctors,more hospitals, vast areas of green trees need to go which give us carbon dioxide. Overpopulation will not mean the end of the world (the planet) it will however culminate in the end of the human race. That will be nature’s way, as with the dinosaurs. Selling his book and making a quick buck means much more to him than truth.

  • adam

    The writer of this article is a f$#%^% idiot. How can you ignore trends and not look at the past? I would be okay if the government said replace your self and you will receive that tax write off but exceed that and your on your own? The bottom line is not that we are ruining our planet (which we are) but that our children will not have clean water or food made w out having to be altered . Recources will become more and more scarce and you would have to be a complete idiot to not notice that. And plus, most people that think like the writer should most definitely not reproduce

  • Elizabeth Faherty

    If many societies are facing extinction, why are global human numbers increasing by millions. A species on the edge of extinction is not numbering in billions. A species facing extinction numbers hundreds.

  • Manjushri

    It’s not that the world is over-populated that is the problem. The real problem is the lifestyle in which a good portion of the world’s population lives by, especially that of industrialized countries. If humans ate a closer localized vegetarian based diet instead of one that centers upon resource robbing meat based diets, and in world governments promoted and funded sustainable energy means in place of riding the carbon horse to the finish line, we’d ALL be far better off and so would the planet and all the creatures it sustains.

  • David

    I know I’m a little late to the discussion, but I just had to respectfully disagree with everything I just read, and explain why. The article claims that the “propaganda” is incorrect about overpopulation causing worldwide problems. I completely disagree, and I am primarily referring to global warming. More people means more consumption of fossil fuels and electricity. And instead of telling me I’m wrong, explain why you think I’m wrong. I love a good discussion.

  • person

    I wonder if this is one of those school papers were you get to convince people on a topic that you yourself don’t support but wright it anyway