To answer this question one must step back, perhaps a long way, from the human-centered concepts we’ve been taught all our lives. Certainly it is natural for any species to experience a runaway population when it achieves some level of ascendency in its environment. But we have evolved to a level where we can see and understand that, as well as what we are doing to the rest of the species on the planet, from microbes to other top predators. Are we smart enough to change our ways, curb our birthrate, preserve what is left of our natural world, and achieve (eventually) a sustainable long term situation that lets us live good lives while sustaining the ability of the other species on whom we symbiotically depend to live good lives as well? Only time will tell, but these ideas deserves both thought and action from each of us.
As always, I welcome your comments. – Tim