Dealing with overpopulation and environmental degradation urgently required

By Donald A. Collins | 28 September 2020
Church and State

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Logic now leads us in only one possible direction: world peace ASAP!

World Population will soon reach 8 billion with 6 billion having been added since my birth in 1931.

Nations now have or will acquire nuclear weapons so the chance for a devastating exchange must be eliminated.

Do we have only dictatorship governance by the most powerful or can democracy like ours survive?

The popularity of our system is confirmed by the burgeoning efforts of people to come here legally or illegally.

Our present process of recognizing equal rights for women and racial minorities is far from complete but promisingly underway!

The solution is embodied in the word restraint where as the icecaps melt and fragile forrests burn we can see there are no winners in the kind of power play attempts of any government even or especially such as the winner take all attitude of our incumbent.

The UN may not be the forum for such discussions but reason mandates that they begin soon or the massive down sides mean massive mayhem for everyone on our planet!

Imagine! We all may be living in the most transitional age of the human race!

Human failure to recognize and deal with the issues of population growth and environmental degradation have never been so universally evident and more urgently required.

When you listen now to the debates leading up to November 3rd election you don’t hear this issue being fully and urgently recognized! It is as if our leaders are driving fancy automobiles at high speed blindfolded!

Why not?? That’s what our commercially successful economy even with the pandemic continues to tell us. Just a phase? Our leaders live at the top brackets loaded with all the fabulous extras the dealers can provide.

And these leaders are apparently sadly deciding we humans are impervious to disaster! “Not on my watch” they are saying. But for the first time in human history it IS!

Former US Navy officer, banker and venture capitalist, Donald A. Collins, a free lance writer living in Washington, DC., has spent over 40 years working for women’s reproductive health as a board member and/or officer of numerous family planning organizations including Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Guttmacher Institute, Family Health International and Ipas. Yale under graduate, NYU MBA. He is the author of From the Dissident Left: A Collection of Essays 2004-2013.

From the Dissident Left: A Collection of Essays 2004-2013

By Donald A. Collins
Publisher: Church and State Press (July 30, 2014)
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Jane Goodall @ Population Matters Conference 2019

Sir David Attenborough on overpopulation

The Threat of Overpopulation

Al Bartlett – Democracy Cannot Survive Overpopulation

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