The overpopulation meme is hilarious. And the people who usually talk about overpopulation are quick to blame the West when in reality it's the third world that's having too many children.
care to elaborate? i don't get this argument
I agree with Wulfhere, insofar as the West is not adding billions to the world population.
As to what is meant by "too many," should we talk of Malthus?
To speak in gross generalities, the West has stopped growing and the remainder of the world continues to grow.
The late Hans Rosling, who was a demographer, claimed that the world's population will peak at something like 10 billion persons. There are those who claimed that the man had an overly optimistic view of the future. His view was that a future, where the whole world is lifted out of poverty and was able to enjoy a decent life, was probable. My own view is that this is possible. Unfortunately other far darker futures are also achievable. As the saying goes, the road to hell is broad and easy
Hans Rosling, Population Growth and Climate Change
The Hans Rosling link is a quick 3 minute 18 second talk.