"Seriously, please tell us how your solution will go about achieving a total worldwide population of just 650,000 people."
First I want to emphasize that I never promoted this solution as a plan, and I make no attempt to promote it as a plan at all. In fact I specifically wrote Im not going to run for office with it. That does not change the fact that I believe the world would be better off with negative growth in business, and in population.
Second, there is nothing special about the specific quantity. I simply picked a round number that would be far less than what we now have. Actually Id be interested on learning what a good number might be!
I simply believe that the earth and its living matter are analogous to a very large Petri dish with bacteria growing in it. Eventually they starve or die in their own waste. It occurs much faster if their population growth is very fast. The worlds modern human population is very, very destructive to our environment, and it is growing very fast. I dont see that we are all that different from the Petri-dish.
So eventually, I think my solution will be implemented. I can not predict how painful it will be, but I cant help but think that what we might do by our own choice would be less painful than what nature will do (though nature might be far more fair)in the long term if we do nothing. I believe that to change the outcome from what I see as inevitable, we must treat the earth far differently than we do now.