Human Over-Population – The World’s #1 Measurable Problem!

Our planet Earth is a miracle of the universe, and at the moment, is the only one we know of that provides life for human beings. Because of this reality, the real questions we must ask are…
How many human beings can our planet handle? How many people can our planet’s natural resources provide for? Where is the balance between our human population and our planet? The answers to these questions are arguably the most important in the world, yet most people don’t even care to stop and think about them. It is this concept that makes human over-population a major focus of the BTWF, and why we believe it to be the world’s #1 measureable problem.
The real question is; how many people is too many? 2 Billion? 7 Billion? 10 Billion? While everyone has their own opinions, we will leave that question for the experts to figure out. And speaking of experts, we would like to introduce you to a similar organization we highly endorse, along with their new documentary ‘Growthbusters”. Here is the trailer for their documentary, along with a video about population growth, to help you better understand a few of our concerns….

These videos show there are other like-minded people/organizations already working hard to address these issues. Our job here at the BTWF is to help bring awareness to the problem, and to help people understand how there will eventually be too many people for the planet to handle…in the future…if not already as the video showed.
However, the main job of the BTWF is to help people understand what is ‘causing’ our human population to grow so fast. And, while there are many reasons, we would like to briefly bring your attention to the top four causes of over-population (as well as the rest of our problems in the world)…#1 Selfishness – #2 Stupidity – #3 Abuse of Religion – #4 Bad Parenting.
Best example of how ‘Selfishness’ causes over-population… “Who cares about over-population?…I’ll be dead before it effects me!” We are not saying everyone who is alive now should have to give up their happiness in order for people ‘who are not even born yet’ to benefit. We are simply saying…1) It is our responsibility to take care of our planet while we are alive, in addition to pursuing our own happiness, and 2) It is extremely important to take care of the one thing we know for sure that gives us life…our planet!
Best example of how ‘Stupidity’ causes over-population… “World’s biggest problem…Idiots Breed!” While this slogan can be seen as rather harsh or offensive…it really is true. 1) There are too many people in the world who believe the planet can provide for an infinite number of human beings, and 2) There are too many people in the world doing more harm than good, by passing their mindless, illogical beliefs on life, down to future generations.
Best example of how ‘Abuse of Religion’ causes over-population… “Our problems are too big to fix, and only God can fix them!” , or “If we destroy this planet, God will just fix it for us, or gives us a new one!” Well, it’s pretty obvious…if there is a God, he leaves our problems for us to fix ourselves. Therefore, people who use these excuses are just being selfish and lazy so they don’t have to do anything to help, and not feel guilty in the process.
Best example of how ‘Bad Parenting’ causes over-population… “Oops! We’re Pregnant!” Yes, accidents do happen, and this is not about scolding those who this has happened to. However, in moving forward, we must do a better job at preventing unwanted pregnancies, and work towards making sure almost every pregnancy is planned, and not an accident. But, most importantly, to make sure everyone understands… 1) A human being is not required to reproduce and have children, and therefore, should not be scorned or alienated if they decide not to have kids, and 2) A person does need to have children in order to have a full and successful life.

In closing, all of these topics will have many posts devoted entirely to them individually. For now, it was important to hit on the basics of each to show how they effect/cause the problem of human over-population.