Too many of us?


I am not living in a part of the world where acres of trees are being cut down so land can be used for producing plants to feed cattle or pigs to produce an ever increasing demand for meat.

I am not living in a part of the UK where acres of moorland are being burnt so the land will be more suitable for rearing grouse to provide sport for the  ‘sportsmen’ in shooting parties.

However, this does not mean that I can ignore what’s happening in other places, especially those that are not a million miles away from here.  We can still walk through woodland and enjoy listening to the birds, but even here there are an increasing number of farmers building huge barns to house cattle rather than have them free to roam and feed in the fields. We are told that the cows like it indoors!

The human race is a problem for planet earth. There are too many of us.

One of 7.7 Billion Trying to Make Sense

We live in a world where

there’s too many people,

not enough food, too many droughts,

not enough water – despite the floods.


We live in a world where

we’re losing the forests

to acres sown with plants

for feeding beasts to feed to people.


We live in a world where

there are too many babies

born every year and where

too many people are living longer.


Can this be changed? Earth can’t sustain this.

How can we change it, make sense of  it?




Author: annedunford

Now fulfilling my ten year old self's ambition to become a writer - it's taken many years and a long,long winding road to get here! After a lifetime spent teaching, making miniature ceramics, returning to teaching and training, I am now indulging in a lifelong ambition to write!

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