Letters to the Editor

Earth’s population has exploded in just one lifetime

People rush to catch their train at Beijing station in Beijing to return home for the Chinese lunar new year in 2012. China is increasingly becoming a nation of town and city dwellers, with more than 55 percent now living in urban areas, the government said.
People rush to catch their train at Beijing station in Beijing to return home for the Chinese lunar new year in 2012. China is increasingly becoming a nation of town and city dwellers, with more than 55 percent now living in urban areas, the government said. Associated Press

The letter “A love letter for the Earth” (April 23) by Judith Bernstein was excellent. It pointed out how wonderful our tiny planet actually is.

One item not mentioned, however, was our numbers, which have gone from less than 2 billion to 7.5 billion in just one person’s lifetime (mine). What Homo sapiens needs is more sex-ed and contraception in our schools. Or kill off elderly folks — which I do not like.

Bill Denneen, Nipomo

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