Earth: What a beautiful and mysterious place. The only known planet to have multiple distinct climates: from tropical paradises, to frozen wastelands, to unabated deserts. It may be the only planet of its kind in the Universe (although that is quite doubtful, given the odds). The thing about the Earth is how many different species it is home to. I wouldn't have the patience to count that high. The most amazing race, and intriguing in my eyes, is the Human race. I could list the reasons, but that's not what this post is about. Some of you might realize this, others of you might not have even thought about it: The children of the next generation will probably be the first generation in our history whose lifestyle is not greater than that of their parents. Frankly, I'm distraught. Whether you're an evolutionist that believes in the big bang, someone who believes in creation, someone who believes in something else, or someone who believes a combination of the theories of how life began, one thing remains the same. Homo sapiens (Humans) have been around for about 300, 000 years -- so that's when we started to look different from apes; when God decided to create us; whatever. Human life was originally very scarce. If we did evolve from apes, obviously the transition was from one very particular breed, because there are still lots of monkeys around today. If God did snap his fingers, Adam and Eve were the only ones around. From 300, 000 B.C., it took until 1800 A.D. for the Human race to achieve a population of 1 billion. It was a cause for celebration -- and celebrate we did, because I think somebody got a little too drunk, and screwed a few too many girls. From this time, just 200 years ago, Human population has risen to roughly 6.6 billion. To make a graph of Human numbers, you would see a radical J-shape, which only gets steeper. Human population tends to grow geometrically, while the resources available to support it tend to grow arithmetically -- or in lames terms, Humans multiply faster than our food can. We can't die fast enough to match the number of us being born. By 2050, it is expected that Human life will reach 10 billion. This is the comfort limit. At 10 billion, our cities become cramped to the point that traffic bursts at the seams. Any more, and we lose 'comfort'. Theoretically, the Earth can support 10 billion people comfortably. Soon, we hit 15 billion. This is the survival limit. Theoretically, this is the maximum number of Humans that lower-level species on the food chain can sustain. According to how much planet life we believe the Sun is capable of producing on Earth, all life on Earth will be devoted to sustaining the health of the Human race. Forget zoos, forget the Amazon, forget saving plant species for their own good. We use EVERY morsel of life on the Earth to live. Of course, this estimate may be high or low, give or take 2 - 3 billion people. Once we begin to pass 15 billion, the famine starts. There are no longer enough resources on Earth to feed the hungry, not enough fresh water to tame the thirsty -- people begin to die. Not by the millions as is the case today, but by tens of millions. As we continue to multiply, hundreds of millions will die each day. The undeveloped world starves and becomes savage; cannibalism may be a possibility. The "civilized" world begins to fight over resources and land, slowly becoming more and more savage. It may not seem like a serious problem today, but it slowly affects us every day. As a direct result of Humans even existing, an average of 1 species of bird per years vanishes. They are extinct because of us. Obviously, 6 billion is a number that already begins to taint the balance of things on our planet. I believe that there is one way to fix this problem, and the idea is absolutely preposterous. It may be absolutely necessary to survive, however, sadly, we Humans grow in number faster than we grow in mind. I believe it may be time to instate a unified, world government. No more countries with their own laws. It would be made illegal for a family to have more than 2 children; this will ensure that Human population does not grow any larger. Third babies are to be aborted, and teenage pregnancy would be resolved by throwing the mother and father in jail, and aborting the baby. Cruel and unusual? Perhaps. But as I've said, it may be necessary for us to survive. Now, I'm not some environmental geek that dedicates my life to saving the world, nor am I a protestor or anything like that. But this is something I've been realizing over the past months. And although you and I will be long dead when the events I've described begin, how many of you want your children and grandchildren to live like animals, fighting every day just to survive a few more hours... risking their lives just to get enough food to fill their stomachs for a few hours? I know world government may not be possible -- at least not yet. I know that Humans live to fight amongst one another and kill each other. I know that a girl can't bomb a cafe without Israeli tanks mobilizing and blowing everything to shreds in her home country. I know that people cannot go about their daily lives without having airliners smash into their cities. But what I do know, is that it is NOT okay to have 8 children. "Just because I can" is not a reason. Other species have litters of 3, 7, 10, babies, whatever. Their excuse is that's how many come out. Human mothers only pump out one kid at a time. I know unified world government and the law I've presented might be as difficult to maintain as they are to instate. But I also know this: either we prevent unwanted life, or we destroy it, and ourselves in the process. Just my two cents. Feel free to reply if you want to say anything.