Re "I'm not going ga-ga over the state's lack of kids" (Viewpoints, Sept. 5): There is no shortage of people on this planet, but rather a shortage of natural resources to support our huge numbers and resulting over consumption, as evidenced by climate change, ever-increasing water and food shortages, 1 million people going hungry every day, more species extinctions and increasing land, air and water pollution.
We need to stabilize the world human population and encourage an average of 2.1 children or less per family everywhere. Otherwise the carrying capacity of our planet will be exceeded further than it already is. Everyone should support funding for family planning, readily available and affordable contraception and sex education programs. Quality of life is more important than quantity of life.
-- Chuck Knutson, Sacramento