https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018...h-warns-planet-cant-cope-with-overpopulation/ https://www.familyplanning2020.org/bill-and-melinda-gates-foundation Talking about overpopulation is still a taboo in some groups. I think it's an issue that needs to be taken seriously. Too many people will result in huge problems in every country in the world. Too much growth will result in global environmental, food, terrorism and poverty problems, which will also harm the richest countries. Most countries have total fertility rates which are just above or below replacement levels. Some countries also have too low birth rates, like Singapore. A very fast population decline will also result in problems. But the main problem is the population growth in the poorest countries. Countries with a total fertility rate of at least 4: 1 Niger 5.9 2 Mali 5.5 3 Somalia 5.5 4 Burundi 5.3 5 South Sudan 4.9 6 Uganda 4.9 7 Angola 4.8 8 Guinea 4.8 9 Burkina Faso 4.7 10 Nigeria 4.7 11 Zambia 4.7 12 Malawi 4.5 13 Benin 4.4 14 Afghanistan 4.2 15 Liberia 4.2 16 Mozambique 4.2 17 Sierra Leone 4.2 18 Timor-Leste 4.2 19 Chad 4.1 Most of these countries are already facing problems with too little fertile ground, a continued population boom will result in a huge increase in terrorism, famine, poverty and unemployment. Education, especially for women, and free contraception helped a lot of poor countries with a rapid increase in living standards. Kenya did a great job for example with taking its population growth problems seriously. In the 1970s, they had a TFR of 8 and now it's estimated to be 2.3. They became one of the highest developed African countries. I don't think people should be forced to have fewer children, which happened in many countries. It's a horrible way and not necessary. In countries with the highest birth rates, women often don't have the freedom to choose their amount of children, with social and religious pressure, lack of contraception and lack of education. What do you think, is overpopulation a problem or not? Should it be taken more seriously?