Hi gmwilliams! How's it going?
When people say that there is global 'overpopulation,' this always invites, from me, the response: 'Therefore what?' What are 'we' supposed to 'do' about it? What exactly 'should be done' about this?
This term 'overpopulation' invites, from me anyway, another response (ironic in nature): 'Whom do you think are the people clogging up the planet?'
Do you believe that certain 'communities' are, shall we say, 'breeding' too quickly? If so, again, what should be 'done' about it?
Is it true that there are too many people on the Earth? Is this ACTUALLY true? I know that there are people who SAY that it is true.
I certainly believe that it is true that the Earth is a finite planet with finite resources. I will even go along with the idea that the planet's resources are being depleted at an 'alarming rate.'
But, can this depletion simply be attributed to too many people inhabiting the planet? Or, could it be a problem with the way resources are distributed, the way they are extracted (and for what reasons); Can it simply be the way 'we' organize the global economy? Could the 'alarming rate' of the depletion of this world's resources be slowed by organizing the global economy in a different way?
I am not here to give any definitive answers, just ask questions. But I would note that the word 'overpopulation' tends to suspend other areas of inquiry.
Take it easy.