, cbae wrote

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Are you trying to say that helping out the impoverished nations that have unsustainably high birth rates is merely "adding fuel to the fire"?

Yes.  In total, all the help hurts. Think of it this way.  Life in the industrialized countries is much better than it was 500 years ago. Can we say the same for those who live in many other places in the world? I do not think so.