Regarding the Oct. 3 news story “U.S. births fall for 4th year in row”:

Bizarrely, The Post keeps treating any fall in birthrates as bad news, even as it reports daily on the crumbling of our ecological life-support systems. Sensible folks have no more children than they can afford.

Now, if only all could see that “each couple . . . helping keep the population stable” leads to disaster. Living within our global means will require a radical drop in Earth’s population, starting now.

Daryl P. Domning, Silver Spring