Why is it that no one is comfortable talking about overpopulation? It’s like the topic is taboo, an unspoken rule that such a huge, devastating problem that affects all of us can’t be discussed, I wonder if perhaps the reason is that no one has a good solution. Just as with this life and the fact that we only get one, we only get one planet and once it’s destroyed beyond repair we’re all screwed! Why doesn’t anyone care though, why do the few that understand the problem each believe that they are only one person and that one person can’t make a difference? It only takes one to join with the others out there to bring about change, if it isn’t too late already that is, one doesn’t have to be a scientist to see the problems that have been directly caused by overpopulation.
Look at the never ending number of animals that are teetering on the brink of total extinction, the Bornean orangutans, Ili pika, the giant Otter, the stunning Amur leopard, the black footed ferret, the Darwin’s fox, the Sumatran rhinoceros, the white rumped vulture, the pangolin, saola, vaquita, the Peruvian black spider monkey, the red wolf, and the list goes on for species that will soon be gone forever from this world. I’m sure that you are unfamiliar with some of these animals and that in itself speaks volumes, you will probably never see any of these species either because of mankind and the state of this planet. Many species that have always lived in the oceans have disappeared and are rapidly disappearing due to overfishing, these creatures can’t come up with a plan B, they rely on the food that is in the ocean for their very survival. Man has encroached on every bit of land on this planet, driving out the wildlife that needs the land to survive and man has also invaded every bit of the ocean, every sea, every where! Their turf has been taken and their food supplies too and then there are those countries where they kill the native wildlife because they eat their crops, well what the hell choice do these animals have to survive?
It may seem harsh but there are places in the world where they cut off the hand of a thief, well I think that poachers should be put to death and let me tell you, if a prospective poacher knew that the penalty of his actions was death I guarantee you that they would think twice before killing animals that are minding their own business, not bothering anyone and just trying to live! But back to the subject at hand (pardon the pun), what is the solution to the population boom? Well I can’t say that there’s an easy one but let’s be brutally honest and talk about a part of it that seems even more taboo, I think that every one of us know someone that has 4, 5, or even 6 children and get’s government assistance because of those kids. What if the government stopped giving out money as if it’s a reward for having children and made the parent work? I have nothing against mothers that work but I do think that there would be a lot healthier children out there if the moms were at home with them, or even the fathers to raise them, but with the financial struggles that most everyone has that’s not always possible. My point is that the government seems to reward those people that have kids but only to a certain age, which means that there are those people that keep having them so that the gravy train keeps chugging along. I hate to say it but China was on to something when the number of children you could have there was limited, but not when they are so very gender biased that no one wanted a daughter but only wanted sons! It’s a shame that China couldn’t have worked hand in hand with all other countries to come up with a solution for the population problems.
The planet is warming and that’s a fact, it isn’t some mad scientists theory, some figment of overactive imaginations! As a result the wildlife is being adversely affected and it’s only going to get worse. There are too many landfills out there, there is too much pollution in the atmosphere, the water in many places is toxic and with the sudden gas drilling going on here there will be much more of it too. And amidst all of this there is no untouched land, no untouched water, the trees are being harvested in record numbers and hope is quickly fading. You will see in your lifetime a global crisis like no other, only it will be too late to attempt to do anything about it. If you’re someone that cares about the planet and the quality of your life, as well as that of the animals that do remain today, then join others that give a damn and do something about it now.