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Thread: is the population bomb real

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    is the population bomb real

    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

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    Re: is the population bomb real

    The entire world's fertility rate is going down, from Americans, to Latinos, to Muslims, to Chinese; everyone.

    Overpopulation is not a serious problem.
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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.
    Check this link out and you may change your mind.

    World Population Clock: 7 Billion People - Worldometers

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    Re: is the population bomb real

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Check this link out and you may change your mind.

    World Population Clock: 7 Billion People - Worldometers
    And? Our fertility rate is still decreasing. The rate at which that clock records births will decline.
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    Re: is the population bomb real

    The population dispersion is a bigger problem than the growth rate.

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    Re: is the population bomb real

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    And? Our fertility rate is still decreasing. The rate at which that clock records births will decline.
    Yep, and its only going to get worse. When the world gets top heavy with "elderly", everything will be worse off.

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    Re: is the population bomb real

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    And? Our fertility rate is still decreasing. The rate at which that clock records births will decline.
    So I am curious, do you belive in the AGW theory?

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    Re: is the population bomb real

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    So I am curious, do you belive in the AGW theory?
    What the hell does that have to do with this?
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    Re: is the population bomb real

    Meh, I wish my country would get a population bomb or two
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    Re: is the population bomb real

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    What the hell does that have to do with this?
    Did you even read the OP?


    "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.”

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