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Global health cannot be achieved without efforts to curb population growth

BMJ 2011; 343 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d7003 (Published 31 October 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;343:d7003

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Re: Global health cannot be achieved without efforts to curb population growth

Dear Editor,

The entire World population of 7 billion could live comfortably in the State of Texas, USA, or other Countries. [2][3][4][5][6][8]

This population hysteria [1] is not evidence-based and extremely counterproductive.

Sustainability and health status have very little to do with the number of residents.

Do we honestly think that Britons would be healthier if they only counted 20 million?

The world is already growing enough grain to feed a population of 10 billion on a vegetarian diet. [9][7]

Many Organizations and Charities are lobbying their funding expansion through population hysteria. Readers should only take into consideration undisputed scientific facts.

References

[1] http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/oct/24/population-hysteria-da...

[2] http://www.overpopulationmyth.com/

[3] http://persquaremile.com/2011/01/18/if-the-worlds-population-lived-in-on...

[4] http://www.economist.com/blogs/dailychart/2011/10/world-population-1?page=1

[5] http://alaska.org/bigalaska/texas.htm

[6] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZVOU5bfHrM

[7] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXrN9HhnCcM

[8] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iodJ0OOdgRg

[9] Fred Pearce, Peoplequake, 2010
http://www.peoplequake.tk/

Competing interests: No competing interests

22 November 2011
Stavros Saripanidis
Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Private Surgery
Thessaloniki, Greece