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The world has too many people.

You should be really concerned by the ever-increasing size of the world's human population, and be aware of the probable consequences.

Pressures on our environment demand our reining in on the impact our populations provide.

Please be sure to download here an article on "Optimum Population" (a PDF file), summarising the problem.

Over-population has a number of aspects for concern, but my own interest is limited to the contention that too many people occupy a world too small to sustain the numbers, given the level of consumption and demands made on the Earth's resources.

It is not my aim to argue "green" issues or advocate measures - other than population reduction - to limit any perceived (by some) anthropogenic climate change. On that last-mentioned aspect, I understand that the jury is still out and I for one am more than dubious.

There are so many measures being advocated and inflicted upon us by the sanctimonious crowd of environmentalists (wind turbines, carbon taxes, and other taxes dressed up as "green" but which mainly just add to our financial burdens and prejudice economic health), but these fail to address or correct a basic problem: over-population. If only they could see the error of their ways!



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