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Originally posted by Gorman91
We cannot go extinct. because you should dang well know somewhere out there is a base deep underground for such a purpose. And with many nations now talking about a moon "arc", humanity is about to become immortal to everything except a super nova.
It is possible to provoke our own demise. But hardly our own extinction.
Originally posted by Silicis n Volvo
Originally posted by LiveForever8
The reality is that governments are actually pleading for (and offering incentives too) families who have more than one or two children.
Thanks to everyone who has posted so far
really? the last time i checked it was illegal in china to have more than 1 child.
Originally posted by Aronolac
Impressive statistics but manipulated to produce a wrong answer - the overpopulation of the planet is the most serious problem mankind faces, and for the most part, he is totally ignorant of it.
I am in agreement with the poster who questioned the sanity of people who deny reality about population. Too many people is dangerous and it will have consequences far beyond us just talking about it. This world and its resources can support about 3 billion people easily; it can not sustain itself approaching 8 billion people.
Originally posted by dragnet53
reply to post by strangleholder1
plus it seems like the male population to female population is like 3 to 1 except in china which is worse.
I love how people say we are not overpopulated, but forget we have to live with mother nature and her creatures.
Originally posted by muzzleflash
In 1900 there was roughly 1billion humans on Earth.
With advances in farming techniques, Refrigeration(storage) techniques, transportation abilities, the population capacity quickly rose as a result.
We went from a dirty polluted world of 1billion, to a no where near as dirty and polluted world with well over 6billion in less than 100 years.
Originally posted by darkl0rd
Today every baby that borns, steals the meal of another persons right in front of his mouth and cause him to starve and die, be it in africa or in asia.
Originally posted by whitl103
I have driven from LA to DC nonstop. I've crossed the country 4 times. I grew up in a small town and moved to a big city. It is quite evident that we are in no danger of overpopulation, certainly not in North America. Out of 3000 miles driven, no more than 300 of that is through developed urban areas. The rest is just............space. Open space. Forest and desert and rolling hills and plains.
You know who is complaining about overpopulation? City folks. You know who is complaining about human-caused global warming? City folks.
Then again, city folks have always needed something to complain about. That's why they move to the city.
Here's an idea... eliminate the ruling class. That'll free up some space. Tear down those mansions and massive office buildings. Throw out all the private jets. That will do away with a good chunk of pollution. And insanity.
Originally posted by snowen20
Suppose over time the human species evolves mentally in such a way that they do not find nature beautiful as you do but rather their own artistic constructs?
having found a way to sustain ecology artificially somehow would that be as bad? I know that for some the idea of a Hypercity miles thick, covering the entire earth is over the top, but if you can find a way to deal with the problems why not?
it may be that people develop to such an extent that they have no specific need for earth to supply for them and use it merely as a platform to dwell on rather than a life form to live with.