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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

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    How much will world population continue to grow?

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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.

    Your opinion?
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    Re: How much will world population continue to grow?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Multiple choice, public poll

    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.
    Humans extinct in 100 years
    Humans will be extinct in 100 years says eminent scientist

    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.

    Your opinion?
    No one knows what the carrying capacity of Planet Earth is, but it can't possibly be infinite. Sooner or later, there will have to be a natural catastrophe that will reduce the human population.

    Most likely, depletion of aquifers will be the trigger that starts global famine, but it could be something else as well.
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    Re: How much will world population continue to grow?

    As women become more empowered in the developing world, they choose to have fewer kids. This is why most predictions have us topping out at about 10 billion people or so. Don't get me wrong, I think there are too many of us as it is, but its not going to be catastrophic.
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    Re: How much will world population continue to grow?

    I think we have the technology to move forward, maybe even double our current population.
    at this point the limitations are political.
    Broad wealth is born of political freedom and stability.
    The first world middle class lives better than the nobility of the the nineteenth century.
    The entire world can live that way, but it will required a stable government to allow progress.

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    Re: How much will world population continue to grow?

    What I see as the largest problem of the growth is a residual. It tends to be happening in the most impoverished, bigoted and ignorant population countries - people easily manipulated by religious, tribal, ethnic and other bigotries of murderous proportions. Those are prime solicitation grounds for violent radicalism, for which the ever increasing means of ever more lethal weapons not only can cause increasing civil wars of religious or ethnic implications, but then also increasing military actions by military wealthy powers to try to hold such radicals back.

    The economic imbalances in the world are as extreme as it gets. In some regions people watch their children dying because they can't afford a dime's worth of rice. While in other regions people are bitching because they can't buy this year's new-technology gizmo or have to wait another year to buy a new car. Most of us throw away more food than a billion people have to eat to stay alive. Many of us have more crap than we know where to put it, where a billion people have nothing but maybe a cardboard shack for a home - if they can defend it from being taken from them.

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    Re: How much will world population continue to grow?

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    I think we have the technology to move forward, maybe even double our current population.
    at this point the limitations are political.
    Broad wealth is born of political freedom and stability.
    The first world middle class lives better than the nobility of the the nineteenth century.
    The entire world can live that way, but it will required a stable government to allow progress.
    I don't know that we can all live like we do in typical suburban American though otherwise we will have no wilderness left.
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    Re: How much will world population continue to grow?

    Advanced societies are experiencing declining birth rates, to the point that Europe and Japan are experiencing negative growth (ie decline).


    This trend seems to show wherever society gets to a certain point in development, where children become an economic liability rather than an asset for more than one or two generations.


    Therefore I think the curve will be more Sigmoid and will actually turn downward before the end of the century, probably before exceeding 10 billion total population.

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    Re: How much will world population continue to grow?

    The population growth is a real problem and will result in a lot of resource stress for us if we don't address it.

    However everything seems to point a solution where our number one priority should be to improve the quality of life for the world's poor. In almost all developed countries, the populations tend towards negative growth rather than positive growth if you exclude first-generation immigrants. And if you look at birthrates of developing nations, their birthrates are dropping in sync with the improvement of their population's quality of life.

    Or said another way, once parents have confidence in their countries health care systems (low infant mortality), their education system (know their kids will be educated), and are confidentthat they will be able support themselves in old age (i.e. retirement nest eggs & social security nets exist); the motivation to have a third, fourth, fifth, etc. child is no longer there.
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    Re: How much will world population continue to grow?

    I think it is as if we are a human virus upon a sentient living entity, the Earth. Same as humans develop antibodies to fight infection and disease, the Earth automatically compensates for damage causing circumstances. We damage continually, without consideration of our unintended consequences. CORPORATISM is our curse upon the planet.

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    Re: How much will world population continue to grow?

    I haven't had any contribution to this growth yet.I blame parents

    I dont trust every modern medicine or agriculturel improvement because human beings keeps harming the earth's resources in direct proportion to all those and nothing else can prevent the human's potential for destroying the nature and its all sources
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