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Thread: What's an acceptable world population? [W:48]

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    Re: What's an acceptable world population? [W:48]

    We will cap somewhere in the future

    I know from other animal populations, What goes up MOST come down somehow

    Human Beings might find this out the hard way

    Key word is MIGHT so please don't spam attack me

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    Re: What's an acceptable world population? [W:48]

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Gehrig View Post
    The world needs more people in it. Declining birth rates are going to lead to a demographic crisis.
    That's an issue in the developed and China not the developing world. Immigrants form developing countries where the birthrate is higher helps even it out. Especially here the birth rate is at 1 while some provinces have less than 1 like Quebec. They are in trouble because there is not enough people to pay taxes and immigrants don't like to move there due to the language laws. It's an immigration issue right now.

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    Re: What's an acceptable world population? [W:48]

    Brookings Institute paper of 30 plus years ago suggested that the great powers will eventually limit
    third world population growth. Bioweapons least costly and not damaging to infrastructure.

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    Re: What's an acceptable world population? [W:48]

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Gehrig View Post
    Machetes are cheap.

    Poll is fail. Highest population option is less than half of current world population while population is continuing to grow and is projected to plateau anyway at ten billion-- more than three times the highest poll option, and a number that our planet is more than capable of supporting comfortably. I'm more worried about the economic effects of stagnant population growth than any kind of serious worry about overpopulation.
    I'll admit, I am indebted here, I did not expect someone to hit on the exact perfect note a mere three posts in.

    The issue isn't overpopulation. The issue is what to do about demographic decline in the (broadly) western world.

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    Re: What's an acceptable world population? [W:48]

    Quote Originally Posted by Sonic View Post
    One. Me.
    Sorry I went on your lawn.

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    Re: What's an acceptable world population? [W:48]

    Quote Originally Posted by Longstreet View Post
    limit third world population growth.
    'Limit third world population growth'
    It's Called Eugenics

    And I Have A Lot Of Real Nasty Things To Say
    But The 'Moderator' Has Given Me A Warning Not To Offend Anyone With Mere Text On Your Computer Screen

    Because You Are Easily Offended By The Printed Word

    BOOK BURNING ON NEW YEARS !!
    BRING YOUR ANN COULTERS !!!

    (Oh Lookie, ALL CAPS !!)
    Last edited by karpenter; 12-28-12 at 04:52 AM.

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    Re: What's an acceptable world population? [W:48]

    [QUOTE=Manc Skipper;1061279591]It would depend on the lifestyle of the population. If everyone consumed like we do in the West, not many. If we were all hunter-gatherers, with limited technology, maybe more.[QUOTE]

    It's always immensely personally satisfying to liberals to assauge their cherished self-loathing by expressing hatred and disrespect for their own, however they never seem to consider the converse of the above statement, which is that, if all tolerated the liberal non-producers who consume entirely based on the work of others, that end would come much sooner. Simply because liberalism, by definition, requires fewer and fewer people supporting more and more non-producers who simply enjoy consumption as a goal in itself.

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    Re: What's an acceptable world population? [W:48]

    It's above my pay grade.

    The dynamics are way too complex to engineer a top-down solution to such a hypothetical problem, so why consider it instead of adapting to it as it comes? I recognize climate change but I'm perfectly content to ride it out rather than solve it, so it is with the population question.

    (Poll options suck BTW, more than half of the options are far less than the current population. Is this just a call out on Malthusians to defend arbitrary choices, with their detractors given relatively easy options they don't have to justify?).

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    Re: What's an acceptable world population? [W:48]

    Either way, I dont agree with decreasing the world population through genocide. We are pushing the limits now, I think problems will emerge when the population goes above 10 billion. When that happens we'll die anyway, its nature's choice.

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    What's an acceptable world population? [W:48]

    Quote Originally Posted by Nordenkalt444 View Post
    Either way, I dont agree with decreasing the world population through genocide. We are pushing the limits now, I think problems will emerge when the population goes above 10 billion. When that happens we'll die anyway, its nature's choice.
    Actual population does not matter as much as ubiquity of energy relative to population.

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