The overpopulation problem
Published 1:08 pm Thursday, October 8, 2015
Good for the Pope’s recognition that climate change is real and is caused by human activity. What he has continued to overlook is the main human activity that is leading to climate change: reproduction and overpopulation.
There is a limit to how much human population and activity the earth can support.
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The only question is: Have we passed that limit?
The Pope seems to think that we have, but overlooks church doctrine promoting continuation of this dangerous policy.
The church’s doctrines were created when the human population was more in balance with the earth’s resources than it is today.
Hopefully, some day the church will take a realistic and practical view of birth control and runaway population growth.
Stephen Goldberger, M.D.