ronnewmexico wrote:This is not thieism.We are not told by our god to go forth and propogate.
12 years and we have now reached 7 billion up from 6. 2045 most probably 9 billion.
Konchog1 wrote:Over population is not the problem. The numbers are meaningless. Over density is. This means America doesn't need to do anything, and India does. At worst, America will have to promote ruralization for their surplus population. Furthermore, the birth rates throughout the first world are below the death rates, so where are all these new people coming from? The third world, almost by itself.
Demanding that the first world have less children is silly and foolish.
Konchog1 wrote:Over population is not the problem. The numbers are meaningless. Over density is.
kirtu wrote:Konchog1 wrote:Over population is not the problem. The numbers are meaningless. Over density is.
Density is not the sole problem. Some (how many?) nations lack the resources to support their populations or they are getting close to that. Zimbabwe is the classic example (and they actually have the resources - they're a mess because of oppression by their ruling elite who would like to exaggerate the significant hit they took on liberation from SA and the white Zimbabwean who left/fled/were kicked out, etc.). Most of the problems are in fact cooperation issues. But we do have a limited capacity to feed the world going forward. Apparently we can feed about 10 B now but obviously war and intentional obstruction keeps everyone from being fed and housed adequately.
Slavish devotion to capitalism and a generally selfish society keep people in the US and Germany and some other tech societies from acquiring and consuming necessary life resources.
Blue Garuda wrote:In the past, population has been limited by the planet's floods, droughts etc., but I wonder if we have tipped into inevitably killing the planet due to the speed of industrial growth, and causing our own extinction at the same time.
It is, of course, possible that an equilibrium may result.
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