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How far would you go to save planet Earth?

Everyone's agitated about climate/ecological problems. We're depleting Earth's resources. It can no longer keep our oceans and air clean. The problem: One Mother cannot take care of so many children.

Instead of a climate-change summit, politicians need the courage to address world overpopulation ~ now 7.7 billion and growing exponentially every day.

Every living organism has what is termed "carrying capacity." This means that if an invading organism metastasizes beyond the tolerance of a living thing, the invader will kill its host. This can be equated to sepsis or cancer in the human body. An overabundance of invading cells will kill it. That's what happening to Mother Earth. We're killing ourselves through over-breeding.

Some countries may voluntarily limit family size, but it won't help if third world countries ignore birth control due to cultural or religious mores. They are producing more kids than they can feed, house, educate or medicate. And the poverty/birth cycle continues generation after generation.

Politicians know that population must be controlled. None dare to speak out or their careers would be over. This week a voter asked Joe Biden what he intended to do about world overpopulation if elected president. He said he favors worldwide abortion and birth control.

On the first Earth Day, April 22, 1970, zero population growth was the main topic. Zero population growth means that we just replace ourselves ~ two kids per family, that's it. The message, so poorly received, has not been brought up since.

Earth's population in 1970 was 3.6 billion; now 7.7 billion in 2019. In 50 years we've nearly doubled it. Unless we start TODAY, by 2040-50 population is expected to reach 10 billion, the carrying capacity for Earth to sustain life. People don't want to hear it.


Marilyn D.F. Boire ~ September 7, 2019
'In A Flash'