Sunday, June 10, 2012

Solution for population growth

Studies show that the following things lower birth rate.

child health
education of women
economic security

For the price of one oil war, we could have all these things.

So, here is what to do. Make public transit fare-free. This will tip the critical mass of human transport away from the car. Auto subsidy will be seen as waste instead of necessity. Cities will be more attractive. Money saved from ending oil wars and sprawl could be used for education and health. Birth rate will drop. Problem solved.

We need to do this. The earth can support only 2 billion people without fossil-fuels.