The growth of the human population is a huge debate in many fields. With some scientists and experts pegging an ideal Earth population as low as 2 billion people, most in the community have agreed that 6 billion is far too many to sustain over the long term. With today’s numbers shooting up past that number astronomically, the strain of supporting humanity is quite evident. Fights over resources and territory, not just among humans but between humans and every other species on the planet, are resulting in daily problems and stresses. Endangered species are vanishing at a faster and faster clip, and more and more land is required for living space, working space, industry, production, etc.
So What’s the Solution?
The key to stabilizing, and then reducing, birth rates is for people to have careful, planned families and to make sure there are fewer and fewer unplanned and unwanted children among the general population. Setting aside families that purposefully have large amounts of children (anyone that’s watched reality TV has seen a few of them), eliminating accidental pregnancies would take a huge bite out of runaway human population growth. It would help relax many of the pressures on the health system, burdens on governments and on nature. There’s enough room on the planet for everyone, as long as people take responsibility when they have sex.
What Does This Have to do With The Center For Biological Diversity?
This not for profit agency dedicated to preserving the balance of nature and animals alongside humanity hit on a great way to help people enjoy themselves without all of the unwanted consequences that come from unprotected sex. The company contracted Roger Peet and put together unique, two-packs of condoms that carried the portrait of an endangered species, some facts about it and a reminder to always engage in safe sex. The organization is recruiting people all throughout the year 2013 and asking them to take these condoms to parties, concerts, conventions and even events like farmer’s markets. Anywhere that people would be interested in free condoms and who would be open to listening to the message about controlling human population growth.
Will It Work?
Will handing out a few hundred thousand free condoms stop the rapid pace of human growth and the pressure it puts on nature? Probably not. However, the campaign is memorable, and it raises the public’s awareness of the issue. Additionally, when people have access to birth control of any sort they tend to put it to use. The cost of the condoms themselves, the packaging, etc. is nothing compared to the cost of people who would have had sex without them and thus contributed to the huge range of social and scientific problems that has caused.
How Do I Get Involved?
Whether someone really believes in the cause, they’re interested in lots of free condoms, or they just want an excuse to go to a lot of parties, the Center for Biological Diversity is recruiting! All interested persons have to do is go to their website, www.EndangeredSpeciesCondoms.com and fill out the form. Once that’s done and interest is expressed, the organization will contact you. Sometimes making a difference really is just that simple.
“How Many People Should the Earth Support?” by Ross McCluney at Eco Future
“Endangered Species Condoms” by Anonymous at Endangered Species Condoms