n South African Medical Journal - Ethical challenges in an age of overpopulation : correspondence

Volume 100, Issue 11
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



'Humanity is but a blip on the time-scale of life on earth. But that blip is all that we have, and our present global course guarantees its extinction.' Global overpopulation leads to poverty, overcrowding and pollution of air and water. These factors, together with increasing unemployment and food shortages, will decrease the quality of life for millions of people.

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