Duval Dixon's three principles of human population suicide:

1 - Governments will never enact policies that reduce consumption or population in any significant amount because "growth" is a fundamental component of the democratic-capitalist-religious culture that dominates the planet.

2 - Voluntary, individual, actions to reduce consumption will be overwhelmed by population growth, inevitably resulting in a large, net world-wide increase in total consumption as time goes on.

3 - The longer that we exploit new technology to sustain the continued growth of consumption and population of the world, the more drastic, and the more devastating, the eventual collapse will be.