Nature handles overpopulation by famine, pestilence and warUpdated 6 Sept 12
This is merely another way in which humanity has not risen above the animal world.
- Myths arose in prehistory to ease the mind.
- Once useful, some dogmas are now threatening: “Go forth and multiply” is one of them.
- Dogma proscribing active birth control aggravates conflicts over resources.
- The allegory of the wine barrel is an apt metaphor for human destiny.
- Microbes consume all the sugar only to die in their own effluent.
The biosphere is not so vast this could not happen to humanity.Humanity has already started a global heat wave that has no end in sight. There is enough energy to go around for a billion years or so IF:
- Hydro, tidal, geothermal, and wind power are used judiciously.
- The natural carbon cycle is brought back into balance.
- Solar energy is effectively converted directly into electricity.
- Breeder reactors can be made safe along with their reaction products.
- Fusion power can be made to work.
Link to: Population Control
Posted by RoadToPeace on Saturday, September 15, 2007.