I remember when population control a.k.a. family planning was considered important - I was a CUSO volunteer in the late 60s and many of my co-volunteers were working in family planning projects. I despair for the fate of future humans on our planet, and shudder when I hear talk of the population 'plateau-ing' at 10-12-15? billion people, all trying to live at a NorthAmerican/European standard of consumption. When I was in high school, the world population was 3 billion, now it's 7 billion. In those days (early 60s) Canada's was 18 million; now it's 35 million and increasing quickly. How severe would our environmental problems be in a world of 3 billion? Nobody talks about or addresses population growth, except the Chinese, who get no credit for facing the problem directly. It's 'nicer' to live in a future fantasy world powered by windmills and imaginary battery technology, than to confront our drive to reproduce (evolved over 3 billion years) and take action.