The goal of this website is to preserve the environment and its natural resources for the benefit of people, families, and future generations. Unfortunately, with exploding population growth, excessive consumption on the part of the more well-off people in the world, errant technology, and corrupt governments, the environment is in trouble and the sustainability of the people of our planet is threatened. The solutions seem simple: empower and enable women to have fewer children, develop simpler lifestyles, tax pollution of any kind, and set up government programs to enable the other three solutions.
Overpopulation is a serious problem getting worse every year: if we continue at the current rate, population could reach as many as 15 billion by 2100 (unless the number is cut by starvation). Overpopulation is the root of most, if not all, environmental and many economic issues: peak oil, timber overharvesting, loss of arable land, ocean depletion, food shortages, water shortages, air pollution, water pollution, flooding, plant and animal habitat loss, global warming, and unsustainable debt-based economies.
Let us find ways to make everyone aware of the seriousness of this problem (see "Why Population Matters") and what are the choices. The people of the world are the ones that have to do something about it.
There are many international groups and national groups, some perhaps with local chapters. Starting with a solidly built grassroots foundation is the best way. People should be talking face to face about overpopulation.
Abortion has made overpopulation awareness a dirty word. Abortion is not necessary for controlling world population. There are plenty of other choices. If people become aware of how bad things are going to be by having too many children, they will find a way to do something about it. Even abstinence and the rhythm method, and delayed marriage will result in fewer children. However, when it comes to saving women's lives, a prerequisite for making voluntary family planning work, safe abortions are necessary, because many women are afraid (and rightly so) they will die in childbirth, or that they cannot possibly feed another child, and will undergo unsafe abortions - for the sake of their families - if no safe alternative is found.
With enough interested people involved, we can make a difference!
Become Aware .... Get Concerned ... Take Action!
The WOA!! web page on WWW.POPULATION-AWARENESS.ORG originated in Sacramento, California, USA on July 14,1997
Karen Gaia - publisher, editor, and webspinner
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