Overpopulation is of great concern for most environmentalists. More people on the planet consume more resources, require more habitat to be taken away from endangered species etc. Is it, therefore, hypocritical for someone who considers him or herself an environmentalist to have, say, 3 children? Can this be considered a separate, personal issue? What about the argument that these children might be the ones to save the planet from destruction by their discoveries? Or could one argue that the real problem is an unequal distribution of resources? Peace.