posted on Nov, 30 2004 @ 12:23 AM
Population grows at an exponential rate, and although they have been predicting a problem since the sixties, the odds are likely that we will not even
know we have a problem until the last minute. The mathmatical equations of ecology tell us this will be the case very soon.
The western societies only consume energy from other places, in return we help the "third world" grow and develop. The problem is that we destroy
their natural resources to sustain our quality of life, and so they can only grow so much while we grow into a monster of consumption.
Disease, war, and famine will continue to increase as man competes for resources and comes into contact with each other more due to increased density.
These are population controls that can be figured into the equations mentioned above, and still the carrying capacity of this world for human beings
Managing our resources wisely is a only a current solution. Feeding the world can only happen by dowsing the soil with nitrogen fertilizers which will
eventually poisen the soil after a couple of harvests. Not to mention it can kill off native plants and insects used to sustain the other animal
populations. Also they would probably use genetically modified plants to increase the yield of the crops. There are numerous problems with this
approach. This is a much more complicated problem than it looks from the start, and it would take alot of contemplation to try to untangle all the
problems that could be derived by such a good intention.
I believe the most pressing problem will be lack of clean water. Most people do not realize that new water particles never enter the system, instead
they are recycled over and over. Water can be purified if it stays in the right part of the system long enough, but only if it contains natural
particulates, and I can assure you there are a bombardment of unnatural chemicles being dumped into the system.
Overstupidity is a real problem, I see it everyday, many times a day. We need to move out of the dark age of science now and move into an age where we
don't have to be afraid to address these issues due to capitalism. The population may stabilize if a massive attack of a virus kills off half the
world like the plague did, but we would still be left with a polluted world that would take ages to repair itself. We need to work on answers to
managing our natural resources more sustainably. The first step is not denying that the problem exists.