One Degree wrote:You are suggesting we sacrifice our living standards for more people to exist. To what purpose? Reducing the population of the Earth allows us to increase the lifestyle of everyone. Sustainable quality of life should be our goal, not quantity of humans.
Why should people who love children make sacrifices to their family size when people who produce the bulk of pollution both historically and currently aren't willing to sacrifice living in a big empty house or driving a big empty car?
The least developed countries are the most dependent upon coal. China is developing, but still the worse polluter and has a population of 1 billion. Reduction of their population would have a dramatic effect on pollution.
Dependency is misleading. A country that produces 100MW of electricity, 90% of which comes from coal produces less pollution than a country that produces 100GW of electricity, 10% of which comes from coal. Also a lot of pollution is caused when goods are produced for export and would more accurately be attributed to consumers in the markets where they are sold.
How do you propose China reduce its population? It already implemented the harshest and most brutal family planning policy in human history.