“Zero population growth, sometimes abbreviated ZPG (also called the replacement level of fertility), is a condition of demographic balance where the number of people in a specified population neither grows nor declines, considered as a social aim by some.”
When I mention zero population growth most people go into horror?
And some tell me that babies are left to die in China: Babies should not be left to die! This isn’t what zero population is about.
Seriously it doesn’t mean one cannot have children!
But limiting couples to one child temporarily would certainly help reduce the population.
And give the planet a chance to heal.
I joined Greenpeace in the late 70’s
We were considered a dangerous radical group back then.
The founders of Greenpeace, believed a few individuals could make a difference.
But they also thought that we humans had already damaged the planet beyond repair.
Nuclear waste being a contributing factor.
Unfortunately, multinationals rule the world and all the environmental groups and animal liberation have become impotent bureaucracies that people now join because it is trendy!
WASPS (White Anglo-Saxon Protestants) label cultures that live in harmony with the environment “primitive”.
Most people in our culture considered themselves superior to other life forms?
How intelligent are we when our cultural goal is to accumulate money.
One cannot eat or drink money. While we still have paper money we could burn it to provide heat?
To fit into our culture all that is necessary is to be a mindless automaton.
To be successful one must be a sociopath.
(This is intended “tongue in cheek”. I don’t really believe all successful people are sociopaths)
The sociopaths and narcissists who don’t care about other life forms or the planet should realize that by chopping down trees and clearing land: covering it with tar and cement; they are depriving other life forms of their homes and food: and with no photosynthesis from plant life where is the oxygen?
the process by which green plants and some other organisms use sunlight to synthesize nutrients from carbon dioxide and water. Photosynthesis in plants generally involves the green pigment chlorophyll and generates oxygen as a by-product.”
Destroying insects will destroy the planet if we don’t cease this practice!
“If all the insects left the planet the planet would die.
If all the humans left the planet the planet would thrive.”
Isaac Asimov’s “The Gods Themselves” was a social satire on the fact that humans expect science to find a solution to problems that wouldn’t be there if humans refrained from raping the planet.
Humans are already way beyond plague proportions and sooner or later something will have to be done.
Many who object to zero population growth do so because of religious beliefs.
I doubt that their god would approve of them destroying this beautiful planet?
In the 1950’s humans lived in fear of a nuclear holocaust: I am loathed to think about the fact that this is still a possibility: especially because it destroys all life, not just homo sapiens.
Better if humans who insist on killing one another do so using a virus: one that presumably targets a specific genetic marker so only the “enemy” dies.
At the beginning of this century I wrote a sci fi novel where humans were culled using nanites; this was before the remake of “The Day The Earth Stood Still”. Unlike the movie the nanites in my story were programmed to cull only human carnivores not harming any other life forms 😛
In another more recent sci fi story (that I actually published) most of the humans were just deleted using an holodeck programme as the analogy.
On this cheery note 😛
enjoy your day.
A few of us are sending healing at the same time each evening to mother Earth and all birds, animals, reptiles, insects, trees, plants, mollusc, arachnids etc.
(I include livestock and laboratory animals being freed and inhumane practices demolished)
If you wish to join in send healing (or pray if you have religious beliefs) at 8pm /2000hrs South Australian time: Just five minutes a night.
Similar endeavours have succeeded in the past on a smaller scale.
Even if you cannot send every night send on the evenings that you can.
If you’re are overseas and able join in just calculate the time. e.g. UK would be 11.30am
As you would imagine money isn’t my goal so readings are not expensive 😛