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  • The world human population will continue to grow exponentially

    5 31.25%
  • Inevitably disease and/or war will do a big kill-off of people

    5 31.25%
  • Education will ultimate cause the growth rate to decline

    5 31.25%
  • The population bomb is a real growing crisis

    6 37.50%
  • Population growth isn't a problem, managing resources is

    1 6.25%
  • Governments should actively reduce world population growth

    4 25.00%
  • Governments should have no role is population growth

    1 6.25%
  • Nature will ultimately correct population growth, like it or not

    6 37.50%
  • Aid should stop to high growth population countries that can't feed themselves

    2 12.50%
  • Other

    2 12.50%
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    Re: How much will world population continue to grow?

    I do not know and neither does anybody else.

    Frankly, I do not much care either.

    It's like global warming (assuming it is as bad as some think), if humanity damages itself hugely because it is too stupid to stop polluting (or breeding in the above case)...then they got everything they deserved.

    Besides, I will be long gone no matter what the outcome...and since I try to not pollute and I am not fathering lots of kids, my conscious is clear on these issues.
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    Re: How much will world population continue to grow?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
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    A topic rarely discussed now.

    The growth of the human population worldwide continues to grow exponentially. Modern medicine combined with enough aid to prevent starvation long enough to allow procreation have allowed the world human population to grow in most of the world, most notably the impoverished regions.



    Worst case predictions? Humans will create their own extinction along the lines of Eastern Island, which so depleted their resources they found themselves starved out.
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    Some believe somehow the population will level out or there will be some pandemic that will kill off a huge percentage of humans.

    Still others believe there earth can support trillions of humans and it only a matter of managing resources.

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    Re: How much will world population continue to grow?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    I don't know that we can all live like we do in typical suburban American though otherwise we will have no wilderness left.
    Density in suburbia is moderately high.
    There is a lot of empty land out there, it will just take energy to properly use it.
    I do think we will need better planning to reduce out impact on nature,
    I think many urban planners like the high density city center model,
    but that answer may not be a one solution fits all.

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    Re: How much will world population continue to grow?

    We have our own plague that we use periodically to deal with this.


    It's called war.
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    Re: How much will world population continue to grow?

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    Density in suburbia is moderately high.
    There is a lot of empty land out there, it will just take energy to properly use it.
    I do think we will need better planning to reduce out impact on nature,
    I think many urban planners like the high density city center model,
    but that answer may not be a one solution fits all.
    We have developed over 50% of the world's land surface already. For example, the largest suburb of Kansas City, Overland Park, has a population density of 2,316.6 per square mile. It is a fairly dense suburb as its been around a long time, yet it's density is still only about 10% of what NYC's is and only 5% of a city like Paris. Now granted, we are not going to all live in this world in Hong Kong / NYC densities, but we certainly can't all live in Overland Park densities either. For example, if Guangzhou had the same population density of the typical American suburb, it would cover an area of approximately 6 times the size of Yellowstone National Park.
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    Re: How much will world population continue to grow?

    It will continue to grow, absent a catastrophic extinction event, until such time as the population exceeds the resources available to sustain that level of population.
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    Re: How much will world population continue to grow?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    We have developed over 50% of the world's land surface already. For example, the largest suburb of Kansas City, Overland Park, has a population density of 2,316.6 per square mile. It is a fairly dense suburb as its been around a long time, yet it's density is still only about 10% of what NYC's is and only 5% of a city like Paris. Now granted, we are not going to all live in this world in Hong Kong / NYC densities, but we certainly can't all live in Overland Park densities either. For example, if Guangzhou had the same population density of the typical American suburb, it would cover an area of approximately 6 times the size of Yellowstone National Park.
    The main reason for a lot of the uninhabited land, is that we do not have the energy to make it livable.
    Once energy is no longer an issue, we can spread out.
    Enough sunlight falls on the earth, that once we start accumulating the energy as fuel,
    we can all live a first would lifestyle, your are correct, that may not look like a 3000 sf mac mansion
    on 1/2 acre of land, but it means everyone could have climate control, hot running water,
    refrigeration, ect.

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    Re: How much will world population continue to grow?

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    The main reason for a lot of the uninhabited land, is that we do not have the energy to make it livable.
    Once energy is no longer an issue, we can spread out.
    Enough sunlight falls on the earth, that once we start accumulating the energy as fuel,
    we can all live a first would lifestyle, your are correct, that may not look like a 3000 sf mac mansion
    on 1/2 acre of land, but it means everyone could have climate control, hot running water,
    refrigeration, ect.
    I agree that everyone can certainly have climate control, hot water, sewers, refrigeration and so on. However, I don't see a lot of uninhabited land as a bad thing. I think having functioning ecosystems and wilderness is a very good thing. Particularly considering its such a finite resource. Even in a country that is not overly dense like the United States, the furthest you can be from a road in the lower 48 is just a little more than 20 miles (as the crow flies) in the southern end of the Yellowstone ecosystem. In all my backpacking / backcountry fishing trips the furthest I have ever been from a road as the crow flies was just 18 miles in any direction. The furthest you can get from a road in the east is just 12 miles in any direction in the Everglades or 10.5 miles in any directions in the Boundary Waters. In the whole state of Texas you can't ever get more than 2 to 3 miles from a road in any direction. In Northeast the furthest from a road you can get is about 5 miles in the middle of the Adirondacks. This is all in the United States where we have done a lot to preserve our wildlands. The situation is much worse in the majority of countries. In fact, I would say the only countries were its better would be Canada, Australia, and Russia and those only because of much lower population densities and the shear size of them.
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    Re: How much will world population continue to grow?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    We have developed over 50% of the world's land surface already. For example, the largest suburb of Kansas City, Overland Park, has a population density of 2,316.6 per square mile. It is a fairly dense suburb as its been around a long time, yet it's density is still only about 10% of what NYC's is and only 5% of a city like Paris. Now granted, we are not going to all live in this world in Hong Kong / NYC densities, but we certainly can't all live in Overland Park densities either. For example, if Guangzhou had the same population density of the typical American suburb, it would cover an area of approximately 6 times the size of Yellowstone National Park.
    Even in overpopulated California, there's a lot of empty land. That there isn't is a lot of water. That will be the limiting factor, particularly as we use up the aquifers that have been filled up over thousands of years.
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    Re: How much will world population continue to grow?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Even in overpopulated California, there's a lot of empty land. That there isn't is a lot of water. That will be the limiting factor, particularly as we use up the aquifers that have been filled up over thousands of years.
    The furthest you can get from a road in the entire state of California is 12.53 miles in any direction:

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    Looks to be in the middle of King's Canyon National Park.
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