I was watching this special about fish populations and how it only takes about 2 years of human inactivity for fish populations to return to near normal. This then prompted thoughts about human population and I began wondering when scientist will recognize the fact that all humanities problems stem from overpopulation of humans.
Cut out 2/3 of the human population and every human problem from war to hunger to polution simply disappears.
Years and years ago, China placed a limit on how big a family their people could have. Even with these rules in place, China is still the world’s largest population. So big in fact that China could win a war without ever having to fire a shot (this according to some law in the Geneva Convention).
In nature, there are checks and balances that prevent a species from becoming overly abundant. Such inequalities of course tend to unbalance the food chain and cause diseases to manifest. These things will lower the population of grossly unbalanced populations.
Unfortunately, humans are technologically advanced and prevent these natural phenomena from balancing the population naturally. There is an old saying, “when you foolproof something, eventually someone will develop a better fool.” Someday mother nature will build a better virus or disease, one that technology will be powerless to stop.
Nice thought for a monday morning, eh?