greygirlbeast (greygirlbeast) wrote,

Among My Nightmares

I was born into an overpopulated world. In May 1964, there were ~3,263,738,832 human beings on the planet.

Currently, there are ~7,324,782,225 human beings on the planet, 4,061,043,393 more people than on the year of my birth.

By the year 2050, we can expect the global human population to have reached ~9,550,944,891.

Democracy cannot survive overpopulation. Human dignity cannot survive it. Convenience and decency cannot survive it. As you put more and more people onto the world, the value of life not only declines, it disappears. It doesn't matter if someone dies. ~ Isaac Asimov (17 October 1988)

But humans continue to breed, heedlessly, recklessly, thoughtlessly. Ignorantly. At the cost of not only the future of our own species, but the future of the entire biosphere.

But who needs bees, right?

Yours Truly,
Aunt Beast

Source: UN, Dept. of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2013). World Population Prospects: The 2012 Revision. Note: 1950-2010 are estimates and from 2011-2050 are projected populations in the medium-fertility variant.

Graphic via Wikipedia.
Tags: bees, biodiversity, extinction, human population, nightmares, planetary murder, population

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