In the light of the explosion of human population on earth, population
control is definitely necessary. From one and three quarters billion in 1900,
the population of the earth has multiplied to more than six billion in 2000, and
no end to this growth seems to be in sight.
Go to any town or city today and
there are the ubiquitous traffic jams, long
queues and crowded shopping areas. In such a crowded environment, it is not
surprising to hear of accidents, clashes and friction between people.
employment scene, jobs are harder and harder to come by. In the times of my
grandfather, a person with a primary education can easily find work and earn a
decent living. secondary and education is rare and anyone who can make it that
far is looked up on as a great person. Today there are many unemployed
university graduates. A person with just a primary education is practically
unemployable, except for the most menial of tasks. The sheer number of people
vying for limited jobs has created this difficult situation.
More people mean
more need of everything -- more jobs, more houses, more cars, more road and more
problems to be solved. The strain on the earth's resources is unprecedented.
Land is cleared to build more houses for the masses. Jungles and forests
disappear as human beings encroach into
them. There is less and less space for natural fauna and flora. Many of them are
driven into extinction.
The disappearance of our jungles, forests and other
natural habitats causes a change in the global climatic conditions. Already
there are signs of global warming and other drastic changes to he earth. natural
disasters strike without warning as these changes occur.
Living on earth is
now a struggle for all but the very rich. Everyone has to work just to get by,
if they can find work at all. Those who cannot find decent work resort to other
means, usually illegal. Crime, organized or otherwise, is a problem in all
There is a dire need for the world's population to be controlled, or
at least, maintained at a sustainable level. As it is, the population keeps
increasing and no effective effort is done to control it. If this continues, the
day will come when the old earth can no longer sustain the human population.
This means that many or most will die, probably because of nuclear wars that
would have broken out in our struggle to survive. Or perhaps, human begins would
have learnt to control their population some future time and thus avert the
possible annihilation of the human race. It
is entirely up to us to determine our destiny.