View Poll Results: Is the world becoming overpopulated? Should we do something about it?

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  • The world is becoming overpopulated; we should take action, by imposing birth limits

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  • The world is becoming overpopulated; we should impose birth limits and not allow immigrants

    2 5.41%
  • The world is becoming overpopulated, but we should not take action; let things work themselves out

    9 24.32%
  • I do not think the world is becoming overpopulated; this is just a myth

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Thread: Overpopulation and Economy

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    Re: Overpopulation and Economy

    We don't have a population problem to mean we are literally running out of space, what we do have is a FOOD problem. That problem being our current levels of food production cannot support the entire world's population on a decent diet, of course its not a problem that affects everyone for example us fat bodies here in the US. But places where the earth is naturally very unforgiving have a "population problem" in the sense that their food production and imports can't support their population, which leds to all sorts of social stagnation and backwards development. Kids for example don't go to school because they have to spend all day hunting, stealing, or managing what few food sources they have, adults don't get the education they need and don't have the time to seek "high employment" beyond finding food day by day.

    So no we don't have a population problem we have a food problem, and the despite many people's claims(although I haven't heard any on this forum) that the "food production sciences" are a "mad science." I fully support the development through scientific methods including gene manipulation to make plants that grow bigger, produce more food, need less water, repeal insects, etc

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    Re: Overpopulation and Economy

    Most places are overpopulated with the exception of the first world nations. Unfortunately, prosperity and child bearing are uniquely linked. I say let things work themselves out on their own.
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    Re: Overpopulation and Economy

    Well, if they had a graph of the US population for every five years, I'm sure it tends to generally go up so yes, I think we are going to have an overpopulation problem if we don't have one now. I'm not sure if immigration is a factor since I don't know the percentage of immigrants to citizens in the country.

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    Re: Overpopulation and Economy



    We're getting there.

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    Re: Overpopulation and Economy

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    Depends on how you look at it. In terms of supporting our current speed, we have an underpopulation problem. In terms of exhausting the world's resources, we're already overpopulated.
    Please provide your source to underpopulation.

    So if we are already overpopulated (with which I agree) what do we do about it?

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    Re: Overpopulation and Economy

    Quote Originally Posted by makkam View Post
    Well, if they had a graph of the US population for every five years, I'm sure it tends to generally go up so yes, I think we are going to have an overpopulation problem if we don't have one now. I'm not sure if immigration is a factor since I don't know the percentage of immigrants to citizens in the country.
    Immigrants are the reason why the US still has a positive population growth.
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    Re: Overpopulation and Economy

    Quote Originally Posted by evanescence View Post
    Immigrants are the reason why the US still has a positive population growth.
    What is a negative population growth; more people die than are born on average? Have we really ever been at that stage?

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    Re: Overpopulation and Economy

    Certain areas are overpopulated, and certain areas don't have the technology and infrastructure to support their population. The world as a whole, though, is not becoming overpopulated, and it won't for a while.
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    Re: Overpopulation and Economy

    Quote Originally Posted by makkam View Post
    What is a negative population growth; more people die than are born on average? Have we really ever been at that stage?
    Yes. In Europe, for example, more people die than are born because they have such a low birth rate. This happens because of prosperity and education. People breed more in societies where there is perceived instability. Also, the cost and burden of raising children these days causes poverty in certain societies. In the US, people who wait to have children later in life, and those who have fewer children, are often more prosperous than those who do not.
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    Re: Overpopulation and Economy

    Quote Originally Posted by evanescence View Post
    Yes. In Europe, for example, more people die than are born because they have such a low birth rate. This happens because of prosperity and education. People breed more in societies where there is perceived instability. Also, the cost and burden of raising children these days causes poverty in certain societies. In the US, people who wait to have children later in life, and those who have fewer children, are often more prosperous than those who do not.
    Hmmm...I hate looking for information. If I look for something showing an increase in population, I will find it. f I look for something showing a decrease in population, I will find it. All of it claims to be official. I might as well spin in circles.

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