What is considered a stable level for population? Lets see what the people with bigger minds then us have said.
NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL WASHINGTON, D.C. 20506
April 24, 1974 National Security Study Memorandum 200
Most demographers, including the U.N. and the U.S. Population Council, regard the range of 10 to 13 billion as the most likely level for world population stability, even with intensive efforts at fertility control. (These figures assume, that sufficient food could be produced and distributed to avoid limitation through famines.
HENRY A. KISSINGER
cc: Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
IMPLICATIONS OF WORLDWIDE POPULATION GROWTH FOR U.S. SECURITY AND OVERSEAS INTERESTS
December 10, 1974
CLASSIFIED BY Harry C. Blaney, III SUBJECT TO GENERAL DECLASSIFICATION SCHEDULE OF EXECUTIVE ORDER 11652 AUTOMATICALLY DOWN- GRADED AT TWO YEAR INTERVALS AND DECLASSIFIED ON DECEMBER 31, 1980.
This document can only be declassified by the White House. -
Declassified/Released on 7/3/89
8. Rapid population growth is not in itself a major factor in pressure on depletable resources (fossil fuels and other minerals), since demand for them depends more on levels of industrial output than on numbers of people. On the other hand, the world is increasingly dependent on mineral supplies from developing countries, and if rapid population frustrates their prospects for economic development and social progress, the resulting instability may undermine the conditions for expanded output and sustained flows of such resources.
This is just a small part of a giant document that deals with population management. With 10 -13 billion people considered a stable population and programs around the world to reduce fertility, I don't think we need to start regarding man as the scourge of the earth and fall for the idea there are too many people on the earth. Current trends indicate world population will start to stabilize before doubling occurs.