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    Re: is the population bomb real

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Thank you, sometimes I feel like the Lone Ranger on this issue.
    I hope I'm absolutely wrong but there's every indication that the sustainable quality of life has hit its population peak and will only begin to deteriorate in the future. Currently it seems to be in a transformation phase of give and take but the definition for a successful and meaningful standard of life will probably change dramatically in the next decade or so. We will probably start to see far more noticeable shifts in classes and groups of people into haves and have nots with the middle evaporating.
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    Re: is the population bomb real

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    IMO we have too many people on the planet already and the quality of life is decreasing as population increases. The guy that wrote the book The Population Bomb is now saying there should be mandatory population control which I am against but as far as his contention that we have to stop or even reverse population growth I tend to agree.

    "A Stanford professor and author of The Population Bomb recently published a paper in a scientific journal re-emphasizing climate change and population growth pose existential threats to humanity and in an interview with Raw Story said that giving people the right to have as many children as they want is “a bad idea.”

    The only criticism we’ve had on the paper is that it’s too optimistic,” said Paul Ehrlich, Bing professor of population studies at Stanford University and president of the Center for Conservation Biology. “You can’t negotiate with nature.”The study, published the Proceedings of the Royal Society B journal earlier this month says that climate change is “driven by overpopulation, overconsumption of natural resources and the use of unnecessarily environmentally damaging technologies and socio-economic-political arrangements to service Homo sapiens‘ aggregate consumption.”

    ‘Population Bomb’ scientist: ‘Nobody’ has the right to ‘as many children as they want’ | The Raw Story
    Nope it's not real.
    It's an already debunked theory.

    As groups of people get richer, they have less children.
    In the coming decades population rates are supposed to level off and are in already developed nations.
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    Re: is the population bomb real

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Nope it's not real.
    It's an already debunked theory.

    As groups of people get richer, they have less children.
    In the coming decades population rates are supposed to level off and are in already developed nations.
    I tend to agree that this is the current trend and reality but we also have a huge dependent class of population on the gov dime in the US that will be very difficult if not impossible to ween off. Their basic necessities of food, rent and healthcare are being met by gov funds that are quickly running out.
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    Re: is the population bomb real

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    I tend to agree that this is the current trend and reality but we also have a huge dependent class of population on the gov dime in the US that will be very difficult if not impossible to ween off. There basic necessities of food, rent and healthcare are being met by gov funds that are quickly running out.
    Kill all the old people then?
    J/k but then again I'm not.

    The elderly are the new dependent class.
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    Re: is the population bomb real

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Kill all the old people then?
    J/k but then again I'm not.

    The elderly are the new dependent class.
    And the welfare masses. The combo of older and poorer are just getting out of control, unless we can cycle into another upward growth pattern spurred on by some new "got to have items". The air pollution in China and water pollution of India are indications of populace driven industrialization in need of reform. Only time will tell if we sail smoothly or have some serious hiccups.
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    Re: is the population bomb real

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    And the welfare masses. The combo of older and poorer are just getting out of control, unless we can cycle into another upward growth pattern spurred on by some new "got to have items". The air pollution in China and water pollution of India are indications of populace driven industrialization in need of reform. Only time will tell if we sail smoothly or have some serious hiccups.
    Long term I think we'll be fine.
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    Re: is the population bomb real

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Long term I think we'll be fine.
    I definitely think we'll survive and somehow work things out but how pretty that will be is yet to be seen.
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    Re: is the population bomb real

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Long term I think we'll be fine.
    Man is nothing if not adaptable and we will be fine but what we leave in our wake may be a bit worse for wear.

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    Re: is the population bomb real

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    I definitely think we'll survive and somehow work things out but how pretty that will be is yet to be seen.
    Just going off of how the last 6k years have gone, over all things continue to get better, even with blips of bad mixed in.
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    Re: is the population bomb real

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Man is nothing if not adaptable and we will be fine but what we leave in our wake may be a bit worse for wear.
    I doubt it will be worse for anyone.
    Just my opinion though.
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