Demanding issue

The subjects of energy supply and saving are often aired in all forms of the press, but my own assessment is that we need to tackle the really challenging issue — energy demand.

After consideration of all that I have read, plus my own observations and thoughts, I have to conclude that worldwide population reduction is the only solution if we are to continue living successfully on this planet.

The UK can probably sustain a population density of one person to every three square kilometres, but for many areas of the world it will be far lower.

The root cause of the issue is, of course, mankind itself. It is capable of devising a solution — just don’t expect any politician or bureaucrat to do the leading, agree or be helpful.

But it’s not really an issue, as eventually nature — in the form of war, pestilence and natural disaster — will correct the demand upon the planet’s resources.

Roger Higgins