Bob Wilson's recent letter on the perils of over-population was a refreshing change from the usual squabbling over local, state, and national politics. For years, this issue has languished, and largely been shelved, at the expense of the earth's finite resources. Ignoring unchecked population growth appears to be another example of humanity's (including America's) ceaseless preoccupation for living in the now and reacting only when a crisis occurs.
However, Mr. Wilson's assertion that it's "not politically correct" to infer that over-population is the problem is misplaced. I assert that the opposite is true. With world population expected to hit 10 billion by 2050, political correctness in the face of this number needs to be shelved for political will.