Don’t miss “8 Billion Angels” a Vimeo trailer on the certain human destruction as our excess human numbers are overusing our planet’s resources! A solution needs all of us

By Donald A. Collins | 1 April 2021
Church and State

(Screengrab from “8 Billion Angels“)

As COVID-19 has graphically demonstrated, we are all of one world—a small planet being made rapidly unfit for many more humans than at present.

Since my birth in 1931 we have added nearly 6 billion people to the planet as our total number now is approaching eight billion.

In April we are told now by a Vimeo trailer film entitled “8 Billion n Angels” that Vimeo will offer a new film about how as rapacious humans, our present numbers are rushing us humans to our own deaths as we kill the very life sustaining assets that keep us alive!!

While we could possibly solve urgent issues such as racism and gun control and a myriad of other problems, if we keep killing our irreplaceable natural resources nothing else will matter.

Dictators won’t solve this future collision, but neither can the world’s most well-armed democratic government—us!! It will take us all.

Mexican Border crisis? Biden could offer to bear the cost to take any unaccompanied child to his or her native country if their safety could be assured.

Probably not feasible, but neither is our continuing rape of Planet Earth.

A major UN Conference featuring speakers like Sir David Attenborough and Professor E.O. Wilson would get so much big media coverage! TV could show the expressions on the faces of leaders such as Chi, Biden and other world leaders listening to these irrefutable facts. Would they wince or frown or ever verbalize the obvious truth of what is happening? Would the fact that we have already destroyed two thirds of the planet’s tropical rain forests make an impression?

Or are we US citizens too preoccupied with basketball’s March Madness or the chance marijuana will be legalized to care about such an abstract future reality?

Following such a well-publicized UN meeting, would these powerful leaders do anything? What? Offering free family planning to anyone who wants it? Or would religionists get antsy?

Certainly the current TV coverage of the George Floyd murder trial should bring a better understanding about American racism’s impact to many previously unmoved people. Why not insuring a better future for all of us by taking action now on overpopulation?

Could a major UN Conference help for boosting support for climate change and understanding about the certain diminution of future human wellbeing due to overpopulation? Maybe not but it is surely worth trying.

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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8 Billion Angels – OFFICIAL TRAILER

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David Attenborough’s Witness Statement (A Life on Our Planet)

World Scientists’ Warning of a Climate Emergency

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