Justified & Ancient
- Dec 22, 2014
- Wessex and Mercia
I am glad I read that article, but I am inclined to think it is very wrong about the effects of the variables it discusses. For example, female education does provide a brake on population growth to some degree, but what about women who are just naturally stupid and fecund and won't keep their legs crossed? We've all met them, and they keep chugging out babies, and their kids grow up and the girls get pregnant in highschool... hakuna matata. All we are going to do is stop smart people breeding. Don't get me started about religion on this subject either. There are LOADS of avenues for criticism of this idea; I have not yet begun to argue.
Pretty well all of the problems facing us today - pollution, climate change, regular flooding, housing shortage, gridlocked roads, a health service creaking at the seams, antibiotic resistance, dwindling natural resources, habitat loss, extinction of entire species and even antisocial behaviour can be attributed to far too many humans crammed into too small a space.