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The world is too small for us

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Crowded, isn’t it?

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Improving environment starts with tackling overpopulation

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Do not replenish the earth

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Limits to Growth

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The more men, the more jam

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Couples wanting children are doubly responsible for the future

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Overpopulation = overconsumption

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Stop the exhaustion and pollution of the earth

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Too little prosperity for too many people

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We love people, but not their number

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We cannot let humanity happen

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Wednesday, 06 June 2018 09:20

How to continue without war

Paul Gerbrands

Wars are becoming less common in Europe. For a long time, they were a major cause of destruction of everything beautiful and ugly. Millions of people died in the last two world wars and food, raw materials and consumer goods were very scarce. Currently we live in peaceful times, we live longer, we still have children, and we have access to a growing list of products and consumables, more than our ancestors ever thought possible.

There is no need to redesign our society. Our politicians and us are continuing on the selected course and well-worn paths. Only scarcity, e.g. following a disaster, can force us to redesign our society. This could be caused by a shortage of resources, money or food, but also overpopulation, which could jeopardise the survival of our society. You would expect politicians to take this into account.

Maintaining our lifestyle with so much overconsumption by so many people with so many demands on a small piece of land, forces us to make decisions. Hard nuts must be cracked. Structures will have to be completely demolished, so that something new can be built on its ruins. Immigration restrictions alone have no effect anymore. Imposing penalties and special taxes to change people's perceptions are not enough.

It would be very challenging if the Dutch, who are notorious dyke builders, are forced to admit that the sea has taken back a substantial part of the country. This would cramp everyone even more on a limited area, which would take the condition required for a sustainable society even further away. Villages will suddenly become medium-sized cities and every train journey would only pass through sound walls, concrete walls and tunnels. To be able to enjoy a visit in nature we would first have to endure extensive traffic jams before we can see how things could have been here.

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