Warning this is not a thread about pro-life, pro-choice. This thread is not to debate individual cases and exceptions. This thread is about world population, emotion and feelings are not welcome. This thread is a matter of life quality, sociology, ecology and sustainability.
what is overpopulation : Overpopulation is a condition where an organism's numbers exceed the carrying capacity of its habitat. In common parlance, the term usually refers to the relationship between the human population and its environment, the Earth (thanks to wikipedia)
So here we are talking about a closed system (the earth) and it's capacity at sustaining the current/planned population.
Fact: 1. At the current rate earth's population will reach 9 billion by 2050
2. there's strong inequality in the planet's resources distribution. (also linked to ecologic footprint)
3. North American standard of living is not attainable for 9 billion individuals.
4. Even at the current rate of consumption resources are depleting.
The reason why I don't want this to be an abortion related thread is that because we have to take into account fertility rate in developed country is less than 2, so in the next 40 years there is no change in the population for those countries. The main reason for that is planed parenthood, less desire to have kids, women right.
Idea that I think are good measures against overpopulation.
Demographers determine what level of fertility is needed to insure zero population growth. Birth credits are issued to every person who has not yet had a child. These credits can be sold, purchased, or given away. If a couple wants more than children than is allotted they would have to buy more credits. If someone does not want children they can sell their credits. Ironically, even though the credits are “marketable”
more info on that : http://michaelearth.com/herc_II.htm