local paper that there were plans to house an extra 250,000 people on the peninsula we lived on (there are only two roads to get you off it), it was time to stop whinging and go. Put simply, here we have room (and clean air) to breathe.
When you look at many of the world's problems (water shortages, pollution, poverty, famine, war), most could be improved if we had fewer people. Sure, I realise these are very complex problems and there isn't a simple answer to any of them. But none of them can be improved by having MORE people on the planet.
February is Global Population Speak Out month. Have a look at the site to see why me and many others have spoken out for a sustainable population and global programs including access to safe family planning.
P.S. I am posting this during a visit to Sydney for work which only intensifies my feelings on this!