I know the graphic below is just a picture but it certainly makes one think quite differently about those continual alarms about how Planet Earth is collapsing under the sheer weight of way, way too many people.
I mean, if the whole world's population (read that carefully, the whole world's population -- that means India, China, Nigeria, and everywhere else!) could fit in Texas and still have the individual living space that New York City residents have...Well, I guess those overpopulation alarms are just as wild, as politically-motivated, and as dead wrong as they can be.
This isn't to say that there are not extremely serious problems we need to tackle -- hunger, health, housing, poverty, crime, and spiritual desperation -- but it does underscore that the problem is NOT the number of people the earth contains. So, please...can we not finally stop the counter-productive efforts that fly under the flag of "population control" and get to work instead on the true needs of hurting people?