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50 Interesting and Famous Overpopulation Quotes and Sayings

Do you know apart from overconsumption of earth resources and increasing carbon footprint, overpopulation is another big contributor to growing environmental issues.

Our earth cannot provide enough food and shelter, energy needs, healthcare to the current human overpopulation, which stands at 7.9 billion as of 2021.

Every day numerous forests are being destroyed and converted into human land; millions of species have been extinct and lost their homes because of human interference.

All because we keep on producing more children or we keep on consuming too much.

Climate change and global warming are two direct concerns related to overpopulation.

We need to understand the urgency and implement measures to curb the population in developing and under-developing countries.

We hope these famous and popular overpopulation quotes and sayings force each of us to fight uncontrolled population growth and reduce ecological degradation.

Best Overpopulation Quotes and Sayings

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We have been God like in our planned breeding of our domesticated plants and animals, but we have been rabbit like in our unplanned breeding of ourselves.
– Arnold J. Toynbee

When we can treat all existing persons as human, it will be time enough to think about having more.
– Athelstan Spilhaus

Man begets, but land does not beget.
– Cecil Rhodes

Population growth is the primary source of environmental damage.
– Jacques Yves Cousteau

Over consumption and overpopulation underlie every environmental problem we face today.
– Jacques Yves Cousteau

Ozone depletion, lack of water, and pollution are not the disease they are the symptoms. The disease is overpopulation and unless we face world population head on. We are doing nothing more than sticking a Band aid on a fast growing cancerous tumor.
– Dan Brown

We have a finite environment the planet. Anyone who thinks that you can have infinite growth in a finite environment is either a madman or an economist.
– David Attenborough

I believe that human overpopulation is the fundamental problem on Earth today and we humans have become a disease, the Human pox.
– David Foreman

Can you think of any problem, in any area of human endeavor, on any scale, from microscopic to global. Whose long term solution is in any demonstrable way aided, assisted or advanced by further increases in population, locally, nationally, or globally?
– Albert Allen Bartlett

Overpopulation in various countries has become a serious threat to the health of people and a grave obstacle to any attempt to organize peace on this planet.
– Albert Einstein

The humanity of men and women is inversely proportional to their numbers. A crowd is no more human than an avalanche or a whirlwind. A rabble of men and women stands lower in the scale of moral and intellectual being than a herd of Swine or of Jackals.
– Aldous Huxley

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Must we wait for selection to solve the problems of overpopulation, exhaustion of resources. Pollution of the environment and a nuclear holocaust, or can we take explicit steps to make our future more secure? In the latter case, must we not transcend selection?
– Burrhus Frederic Skinner

Cancer is nothing more than a healthy cell that starts replicating out of control.
– Dan Brown

Mankind if unchecked, functions like cancer.
– Dan Brown

Overpopulation is perhaps the biggest problem facing us, and immigration is part of that problem. It has to be addressed.
– David R. Brower

If we don’t halt population growth with justice and compassion, it will be done for us by nature, brutally and without pity and will leave a ravaged world.
– Dr. Henry W. Kendall

Cannibalism is a radical but realistic solution to the problem of overpopulation.
– Dr. Lyall Watson

A crowded society is a restrictive society an overcrowded society becomes an authoritarian, repressive and murderous society.
– Edward Abbey

We already have the statistics for the future, the growth percentages of pollution, overpopulation, desertification. The future is already in place.
– Gunter Grass

Europe is overpopulated, the world will soon be in the same condition, and if the self reproduction of man is not rationalized. We shall have war.
– Henri Bergson

The origins of the modern West are often seen in the enlightenment of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, but the roots of the enlightenment can be found in habits of mind cultivated in Athens, Rome, and Jerusalem, and the institutions that grew from them.
– Ibn Warraq

Democracy cannot survive overpopulation. Human dignity cannot survive it. Convenience and decency cannot survive it. As you put more and more people onto the world, the value of life not only declines, but it disappears. It doesn’t matter if someone dies, the more people there are, the less one person matters.
– Isaac Asimov

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To bring about destruction by overcrowding, mass starvation, anarchy, the destruction of our most cherished values, there is no need to do anything. We need only do nothing except what comes naturally, and breed and how easy it is to do nothing.
– Isaac Asimov

We must alert and organize the world’s people to pressure world leaders to take specific steps to solve the two root causes of our environmental crises exploding population growth and wasteful consumption of irreplaceable resources. Over consumption and overpopulation underlie every environmental problem we face today.
– Jacques Yves Cousteau

The biggest obstacle was mixing abortion with overpopulation. These are two things that have nothing to do with each other.
– Jacques Yves Cousteau

It’s terrible to have to say this. World population must be stabilized and to do that we must eliminate 350,000 people per day. This is so horrible to contemplate that we shouldn’t even say it. But the general situation in which we are involved is lamentable.
– Jacques Yves Cousteau

Acknowledging the physical realities of our planet does not mean a dismal future of endless sacrifice. In fact, acknowledging these realities is the first step in dealing with them. We can meet the resource problems of the world water, food, minerals, farmlands, forests, overpopulation, pollution if we tackle them with courage and foresight.
– Jimmy Carter

I am unapologetic about asking people to connect up their own responsibility for their total environmental footprint and how they decide to procreate and how many children they think are appropriate.
– Jonathon Porritt

I think we will work our way toward a position that says that having more than two children is irresponsible.
– Jonathon Porritt

Anyone who believes that exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist.
– Kenneth E. Boulding

The hungry world cannot be fed until and unless the growth of its resources and the growth of its population come into balance. Each man and woman, and each nation must make decisions of conscience and policy in the face of this great problem.
– Lyndon B. Johnson

Many problems that challenge us today can be traced back to a profound tension between what is good and desirable for society as a whole and what is good and desirable for an individual. That conflict can be found in global problems such as climate change, pollution, resource depletion, poverty, hunger, and overpopulation.
– Martin Nowak

We must speak far more clearly about sexuality, contraception, about abortion, about values that control population, because the ecological crisis, in short, is the population crisis. Cut the population by 90% and there aren’t enough people left to do a great deal of ecological damage.
– Mikhail Gorbachev

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You look at the large problems that we face that would be overpopulation, water shortages, global warming and aids, I suppose all of that needs international cooperation to be solved.
– Molly Ivins

You cannot control your own population by force, but it can be distracted by consumption.
– Noam Chomsky

Fretting about overpopulation, is a perfectly guilt free indeed, sanctimonious way for progressives to be racists.
– P. J. O’Rourke

Overdrafts on aquifers are one reason some of our geologist colleagues are convinced that water shortages will bring the human population explosion to a halt. There are substitutes for oil, there is no substitute for fresh water.
– Paul R. Ehrlich

It is worth stressing once more that the chief cause for the impending collapse of the world the cause sufficient in and by itself is the enormous growth of the human population, the human flood. The worst enemy of life is too much life the excess of human life.
– Pentti Linkola

Futurists don’t consider overpopulation one of the issues of the future. They consider it the issue of the future.
– Dan Brown

In the last 200 years the population of our planet has grown exponentially, at a rate of 1.9% per year. If it continued at this rate, with the population doubling every 40 years, by 2600 we would all be standing literally shoulder to shoulder.
– Stephen Hawking

Overpopulation in various countries has become a serious threat to the health of people and a grave obstacle to any attempt to organise peace on this planet.
– Albert Einstein

Overpopulation is perhaps the biggest problem facing us, and immigration is part of that problem. It has to be addressed.
– David R. Brower

Democracy cannot survive overpopulation. Human dignity cannot survive it. Convenience and decency cannot survive it. As you put more and more people into the world, the value of life not only declines, but it disappears. It doesn’t matter if someone dies.
– Isaac Asimov

I believe that human brilliance manifests itself only in flashes, among rare individuals. For this reason, humanity as a whole is enormously destructive. The creation of something as devastating as Western culture, which is now allowed to spread throughout the world, offers sufficient proof of this fact.
– Pentti Linkola

In the event that I am reincarnated, I would like to return as a deadly virus, in order to contribute something to solve overpopulation.
– Prince Philip

Short of nuclear war itself, population growth is the gravest issue the world faces. If we do not act, the problem will be solved by famine, riots, insurrection and war.
– Robert McNamara

The point of population stabilization is to reduce or minimize misery.
– Roger Bengston

Now perhaps an excessive dread of overpopulation overcrowding reflects not an outward reality, but an inward state of mind. If you feel overcrowded when you’re not, what does that mean? Maybe that you’re afraid of human contact of being close to people, of being touched.
– Ursula K. Le Guin

Environmental degradation, overpopulation, refugees, narcotics, terrorism, world crime movements, and organised crime are worldwide problems that don’t stop at a nation’s borders.
– Warren Christopher

Something like a stable balance between human numbers and resources may then begin to define itself.
– William H. McNeill

The galloping increase of human numbers practically guarantees that existing margins between food supplies and human hunger will swiftly disappear, leaving less and less in reserve for times of unusual crisis.
– William McNeill

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