View Poll Results: Is the world overpopulated

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  • overpopulation is a problem but I am against child quotas

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  • overpopulation is a problem and we need child quotas

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    Re: is the population bomb real

    China & India have half of the worlds population.No other countries come close to those two Country.


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    Re: is the population bomb real

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Well, the option I personally would have gone for would have been something like "We're okay for now, but population growth needs to continue to slow, especially in undeveloped areas, while technology continues to advance and economic development spreads to compensate"...

    We'd need some major technological advancements in materials recycling and cleaner energy to comfortably handle a world population of much more than ten billion... it would probably be good if we peaked well short of that for the foreseeable future.
    The future of our population is tied inextricably to our primary source of energy. Our entire agricultural and global economic paradigm depends utterly on the abundance of a powerful master energy source.

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    Re: is the population bomb real

    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain View Post
    Yep, and its only going to get worse. When the world gets top heavy with "elderly", everything will be worse off.
    Within particular nations, the populations are projected to get top heavy. But worldwide they will not. Global age demographics will become very stable.



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    Re: is the population bomb real

    Quote Originally Posted by the_recruit View Post
    Within particular nations, the populations are projected to get top heavy. But worldwide they will not. Global age demographics will become very stable.



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    Re: is the population bomb real

    I think the world is underpopulated. The world is full of empty space with sparse pockets of civilization. Having a higher percentage of the population young is good for society imo. That is fertile and strong. The earth has way more resources to handle the population if we are wise stewards of these resources. I'd be against any attempts to force family size such as done in China. It would be time to take up arms and overthrow the govt in my book if America ever attempted such things from these over population kooks.

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    Re: is the population bomb real

    I don't think there's an overpopulation problem. I do however think we need to be smarter wrt natural resources. Doing r&d in developing fresh water should be given a high priority. Just off the top it might be a good idea to start having building codes require rain water capture systems. I think we need to find a way to desalinize sea water easier and less expensively. My city is moving toward using reclaimed water (purified sewage water basically) for purposes that don't involve human consumption or bathing. I highly suspect once hydrogen power gives big, the "pollution" it creates, distilled water vapor will be captured and used to help meet the growing population's water supply.

    I can see hydroponics get bigger as a way to produce food indoors in any climate.

    I think longer term subterranean population centers (underground cities) could become popular if we start running out of land.
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    Re: is the population bomb real

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    The entire world's fertility rate is going down, from Americans, to Latinos, to Muslims, to Chinese; everyone.

    Overpopulation is not a serious problem.
    The population is still increasing.

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    Re: is the population bomb real

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    The population is still increasing.
    At a much slower rate.
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    Re: is the population bomb real

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    At a much slower rate.
    Do you believe the global economy we have today would support 7+ billion people when oil is much scarcer/more expensive?

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