NobodyisFlyingthePlane has always been about the idea that we are blithely moving forward without a thought to where, how, and why.
The idea of a planet with a third more people has always frightened the staff. Just because we can doesn’t mean we should. It has long been one of our most firmly held beliefs that the solution to humanity’s problems lies in controlling population growth, not allowing rampant unfettered expansion in every pocket of untamed wilds. Clearly we’re not talking about trampling anyone’s rights to procreate. We’re just talking about pursuing policies that reward and encourage responsible growth.
There is a way to live in harmony with our planet. We haven’t found it yet. Its our job to keep working towards finding it, not to fill every square meter with bodies.
The author of this piece had some interesting things to say on the subject, but one quote in particular was very evocative.
Competition and conflict always shadow the broad edges of humanity’s tent, and a bigger tent tends to inflame tensions.