Quotes on over population

"Slower global population growth will relieve pressure on the environment and other problems and grant time to find solutions. There are many actions that must be taken to alleviate poverty, improve food supply, end malnutrition, and provide adequate housing. The first is to achieve balanced population growth..."
Nafis Sadik, M.D.Under Secretary
General United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

"Creation destroys as it goes, throws down one tree for the rise of another. But ideal mankind would abolish death, multiply itself million upon million, rear up city upon city, save every parasite alive, until the accumulation of mere existence is swollen to a horror..."
D.H. Lawrence 1885-1930from: St Mawr 1925


"Second Theorem: The utterly dismal theorem. This theorem states that any technical improvement can only relieve misery for a while, for so long as misery is the only check on population, the [ technical ] improvement will enable population to grow, and will soon enable more people to live in misery than before. The final result of [ technical ] improvements, therefore, i to increase the equilibrium population which is to increase the total sum of human misery..."
Kenneth Boulding 1971, Collected Papers, Vol. II