For many years it has been said that the human race has been growing at a disproportionate rate and that natural resources may not be sufficient to meet the needs of all in the future. Overpopulation is one of the most frequent arguments when it comes to the search for a new home, an extra-solar planet. Environmental organizations today maintain the discourse and large sums of money have been invested in projects promoted by them to regulate the world birth rate. Could overpopulation destroy the planet?
World overpopulation, an argument in the search for an extra-solar planet to house the human race
The investigation of our universe is not bad, on the contrary, it shows us how the galaxies that surround us were formed and could give us an indication of our origin. The problem is when fallacies are used as arguments and organizations profit from them, engaging in research that has nothing to do with them.
The myth of overpopulation began in 1798, when theorist Thomas Malthus wrote that unsupervised populations could grow to proportions that would no longer be possible to sustain for the space the earth possesses. An essay dating back 220 years is still the main argument of the prophets of doom.
However, recent scientific studies have shown that today’s world population, with their individual lifestyles, could live peacefully in a space the size of Texas.
The deception of overpopulation.
Many environmentalist companies, sponsored by organizations like NASA that the search for exoplanets is because there is a great possibility that the Earth’s resources will not be enough to satisfy the human race.
However, the Nobel laureate, Norman Borlaug, wrote in his book “Feeding a world of 10 billion people” that resources such as food are sufficient and, in fact, we now possess the technology to feed more than 10 billion people. It even claims that the cause of the environmental degradation that could affect the human race is poor economic policies and not some lack of resources.
In fact, the more people born, the more people born, the more possibilities there are to create technology to better manage our resources. A clear example of this is that a common soda can now uses only the 15% aluminum it used 40 years ago.
Why do they keep insisting on birth control? We don’t know, but it seems more and more that they would like to stop us from reproducing ourselves, or if we get stricter, to eliminate us.