There are several issues which are related and completely relevant:
A Hot Topic right now is the effect on Planet Earth of global warming and climate change. Those attempting to address this issue are just scratching the surface, merely dealing with the obvious symptoms, undoubtedly because the underlying cause is far too controversial for them to dare mention.
If Homo Sapiens had never evolved, Planet Earth would not now be facing its current challenges, since we are the cause. There is a resistance to accepting that deep down, the underlying problem is that there are simply far too many of us for our planet to cope with. Our population has risen from 1 billion to 7.8 billion over the last 200 years and the rate of annual rise shows no sign of tailing off, even though it is already too high for our planet to cope with. Our world population needs to be drastically reduced if our planet is to be saved. Is there a good counterargument?
Throughout history, the evolution of all species of plants and animal life has been successful because of strict adherence to the universal Law of the Survival of the Fittest, without which there would have been no evolution. Each successive generation has undetectable genetic mutations, and those mutations proving beneficial enable those with them to live longer to pass on their genes to the next generation.
We see this everywhere. Many plants with fruiting bodies above the ground have evolved to be unattractive to herbivores. Each pair of geese on our local pond typically produces a dozen goslings each year, most of which die before mating, (probably during migration), keeping their population down, with only those with the most advantageous genes surviving to breed. Our parents were each one of ten children at birth, but we didn’t have 36 uncles and aunts.
Key Question: What has been increasingly happening over the last 200 years to cause our population levels to climb at such an alarming rate? The answer is our personal selfish insistence on living for as long as possible, which we can only do by ignoring the Law of the Survival of the Fittest and relying on the medical and pharmaceutical industries to ensure the long-term lifespan of even the least fit, to breed and pass on their disadvantageous genes to the next generation. Our own personal selfishness is the true reason, although the public justification is undoubtedly caring for our fellow human beings. Consequently, we are slowly but surely destroying the human gene pool, a trend that is definitely escalating, thereby threatening the long-term survival of Homo Sapiens.
I have absolutely no fear of death whatsoever. We all go. Once we’ve gone, we don’t exist to know that we’ve gone, so there’s nothing to worry about. I agree with Hamlet: “If it be now, ’tis not to come. If it be not to come, it will be now. If it be not now, yet it will come—the readiness is all.”
I lack the courage and audacity to stick my neck out and advocate anything, but here are some obvious questions. Who has the definiive answers to them?