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

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  • 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

    Quote Originally Posted by evanescence View Post
    Yes, the unequal distribution of resources.
    Not so much - more like the inability to effectively get things for A to B.

    Or.... not affluenza, but poor/difficult/impossible logistics.

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    Re: Overpopulation and Economy

    Quote Originally Posted by PzKfW IVe View Post
    Not so much - more like the inability to effectively get things for A to B.

    Or.... not affluenza, but poor/difficult/impossible logistics.
    No, not the inability. For example, there are literally thousands of tonnes of food sitting in warehouses in Africa that never get distributed to the poor and starving people there. Why? Politics, greed..the usual. In the 21st century, logistics shouldn't be a big issue.
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    Re: Overpopulation and Economy

    Quote Originally Posted by evanescence View Post
    No, not the inability. For example, there are literally thousands of tonnes of food sitting in warehouses in Africa that never get distributed to the poor and starving people there. Why? Politics, greed
    Yes... that create impossible logitstical problems. It's hard to transport food past a warlord that doesn't want it to get where it needs to be.
    What you describe here has nothing to do with the fact that the relatively small number of people in the US have so much wealth and consume so much energy.

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    Re: Overpopulation and Economy

    Quote Originally Posted by evanescence View Post
    No, not the inability. For example, there are literally thousands of tonnes of food sitting in warehouses in Africa that never get distributed to the poor and starving people there. Why? Politics, greed..the usual. In the 21st century, logistics shouldn't be a big issue.
    it's not. usually it's bureacracy and corruption. also lack of a market.

    Amarta Sen likes to point out that no working democracy has ever suffered famine, and the Black Book of Socialism points out that only in nations that imposed socialized control over food have we seen famines since 1918.

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    Re: Overpopulation and Economy

    thought this belonged here:


    More People leads to More Prosperity

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    Re: Overpopulation and Economy

    I believe in capitalism but it does have a flaw, it depends on growth. More people buying more goods and services from more people, this can't go on forever.So far the conversation is based on man, on how many of us earth can feed and fuel but theres other players here. We have so successfully filled in every nook and cranny that wildlife is hanging by a thread. In USA the wolves, and grizzly bears have few if any places left in lower 48 to live, not to mention Buffalo that once roamed the country in huge herds. We damn rivers for power and flood control that used to have millions of salmon in them.In Africa they kill elephants for stomping crops planted on ancient elephant trails. In India they shoot Bengal Tigers for killing people who insist on living where tigers live. Forest are being cut down to plant crops where gorillas once lived. I could go on forever but I think my points made. Yes we have overpopulated planet earth.

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    Re: Overpopulation and Economy

    Quote Originally Posted by evanescence View Post
    Most of humanity lives in poverty. Those who disagree are in denial. Have things improved? Sure, for some people. Others still have a pathetic existence, and the rest of the world simply ignores that fact.
    So...?
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    Re: Overpopulation and Economy

    Quote Originally Posted by PzKfW IVe View Post
    Yes... that create impossible logitstical problems. It's hard to transport food past a warlord that doesn't want it to get where it needs to be.
    What you describe here has nothing to do with the fact that the relatively small number of people in the US have so much wealth and consume so much energy.
    I recommend the documentary, Flow: ‪flow the love of water‬‏ - YouTube

    I doubt you'll watch it, but it does a brilliant job in showing how the super rich and how corporations exploit people worldwide. Everything is connected.
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    Re: Overpopulation and Economy

    Quote Originally Posted by evanescence View Post
    I recommend the documentary, Flow: ‪flow the love of water‬‏ - YouTube
    I doubt you'll watch it, but it does a brilliant job in showing how the super rich and how corporations exploit people worldwide. Everything is connected.
    As I said:
    What you describe here has nothing to do with the fact that the relatively small number of people in the US have so much wealth and consume so much energy.

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    Re: Overpopulation and Economy

    Quote Originally Posted by PzKfW IVe View Post
    As I said:
    What you describe here has nothing to do with the fact that the relatively small number of people in the US have so much wealth and consume so much energy.
    Yes. It does. How can anyone actually believe that a small portion of the population can use more resources than billions of people combined, and not have an effect on the rest of the planet?
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