The planet can’t cope with overpopulation

By Donald A. Collins | 19 May 2021
Church and State

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The stories of sightings of what my generation—I’m 90–called UFOs has combined with my perception that life on earth is going to undergo vast changes in the near future for better or for worse! Read about a recent story here.

The COVID pandemic and the George Floyd case revealed untenable inequities which we earthlings must fix to survive.

My recent OpEds argue that scientific evidence now proves our earth can’t support let alone sustain its present 8 billion human consumers! You can reread my OpEd about this proven case here.

Credible scientific projections suggest we could add billions more humans, but climate disasters and human conflicts likely will make our survival increasingly less likely unless we reduce human numbers ASAP!

Remember when the 17th Century Catholic Church hierarchy put the Italian astronomer Galileo in jail—actually confined in house arrest in his home—for saying our earth rotated around the sun?

Now our Supreme Court may reduce women’s right to choose abortion after 15 weeks, long before quickening—the ability of a fetus to survive outside a mother’s womb! Only possible because Donald Trump packed our Supreme Court with ideologues during his disastrous tenure.

Birth control options abound now but free distribution and use keeps getting inhibited by religious fantasy that argues limitations on fertility are somehow evil while limitations on war and minor human conflicts are worth retaining.

But most importantly, this situation exists because of the universal failure of leaders to acknowledge the urgency of this oncoming global tragedy, the existing excess of human numbers, which could be addressed now inexpensively, safely, and voluntarily to all who wished it.

Reality better start to follow science instead of buying fantasies like the big lie about who won the November 3rd election as continuing to be believed by 25 percent of American voters, destroying the credibility of the GOP.

But the primary recognition must begin by acknowledging Earth can’t sustain its present human numbers. Failure to recognize that verity puts humans on the path to denigration so horrible that COVID will seem like a minor cold.

And how about urgent need to share COVID vaccine cures? Doing so could be a major impetus to convince the world’s citizens that unless we realize the overshoot of planetary numbers we are doomed to perpetual wars and conflicts which inhibit reaching a long term era of tranquility and human progress.

Will the George Floyd conviction initiate the timely death of American racism? Could be! But much more needs to be done.

Speaking of racism certainly the main racial discrimination done over history so far has been against women and ensuring their full rights, particularly their reproductive right not to bear children if they wish! Progress is happening as daily stories like this appear. Read here.

If such evil biases are not set aside, these conditions assure the disastrous future guaranteed by our ignoring human overshoot!

Maybe then those UFOs will decide to land on earth and salvage what is left.

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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