4. Voluntary Human Extinction Movement
“Phasing out the human race by voluntarily ceasing to breed will allow Earth’s biosphere to returnto good health. Crowded conditions and resource shortages will improve as we become less dense.”
So says the homepage of the Voluntary Human Extinction Movement (VHEMT, pronounced vehement).
The basic concept behind VHEMT is the belief that the Earth would be better off without humans, and as such, humans should refuse to breed. However, this does not mean humans should be forced not to breed. The group was founded by Les U. Knight, whose stated life’s work is “to phase out the human race by non-coercive means.”