1. Consider this definition of overpopulation: "...where there are more people than can live on the earth in comfort, happiness, and health, and still leave the world a fit place for future generations." 1
a. Do comfort and happiness mean the typical standard of living seen in developed countries or in less-developed countries? Should everyone in the world have the same standard of living? Why or why not?
b. What standard of health is acceptable for the developed countries? Whose responsibility is it to achieve this end?
c. Should citizens and private industry work to find ways to make the world an ecologically fit place for future generations? Why?
d. When discussing overpopulation, should we think in terms of the world, the country, or the area?
Answer1From George Morris, 1973. Overpopulation: Everyone's Baby. London: Priory Press Limited, p. 24.