In today’s Guardian:
Leading water scientists have issued one of the sternest warnings yet about global food supplies, saying that the world’s population may have to switch almost completely to a vegetarian diet over the next 40 years to avoid catastrophic shortages.
Agreed, but WHY AREN’T WE TALKING ABOUT POPULATION CONTROL, SCIENTISTS??? When I was a kid in the 60s a very important discussion began about a concept dubbed Zero Population Growth. It was a point of discussion even in my conformist baby-boom grade school classrooms. We don’t talk about it anymore.
Just more evidence of how scientists have grown scared of going up against religious forces that are opposed to reproductive freedom including birth control.
I personally stave off the depression from peering into this particular abyss by engaging in teaching the children. Teach the children (all children! this has nothing to do with “parenthood”) and, more importantly, teach them to teach others.