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the concerned is when a government chooses to make it a law thus limiting your freedom of giving life
Also, not directed to you, but some people I think are confusing overpopulation with land area. No one is saying there is no room for humans in regards to land area. What overpopulation means is the amount of people on the planet and it's strain on ecosystems and resources that is needed to sustain all life on the planet. You could probably fit all of the worlds population in Alaska, but that is not what the subject is about.
Originally posted by TheUniverse
reply to post by Milleresque
No There isn't too many humans there is enough space for every human on the planet to have 1000 Sq ft of space if we were to all live in the State of Texas.
1000 sq feet per person equates to about 32X32 feet and this is only if we had everyone living in Texas
Now expand it to the whole world.
Keep touting and spouting that non-sense you are only helping bolster the Elites depopulation Agenda
There is plenty of Room for More humans.
Originally posted by e11888
Its really sad when humanity has been taught that humanity is bad. I cant even begin to argue with the above posters because the thought of it makes me want to puke.
Originally posted by Leemo
As an Afghan commenting this, all I know is that I'm gonna bring a lot of kids because my nation's population is at an all time low because of all that damn fighting hahaa!
Originally posted by Annee
ME! ME! Its all about ME! and MY Needs!!!!!!!
Well its pretty obvious reduction of population isn't going to happen on a personal level.
You know what that means. That means the government must make it happen. That they must make laws and enforce it.
So much for less government. Oh - but that requires personal responsibility. Let's blame it on the other guy. It's certainly not my responsibility.
Originally posted by bigwig22
reply to post by tonypazzohome
Sry if it's a little off-topic but i had to respond to that user..
Lol! There's not enough ressources? Are you serious? How much food and stuff do we spoil due to big corporations greed ? They probably store enough food and goods to feed an entire country at any given time and they often lose a big part of it. Think about how much food get throwed away by groceries stores?
I think that a good way to overcome this problem is to buy local and not more than we need. We must stop to overconsume and just take what we need so there will be plenty for everyone.
please do a search for the impending food shortage crisis. not the mention the lack of drinkable water. you'll be shocked.
Originally posted by TheOrangeBrood
Either way, who did your math? Texas has 900,000 acres, that's about 40 billion square feet... 6.7 billion people can split up 40 billion and get less than SIX square feet, not ONE FREAKING THOUSAND. I'm amazed at how you proudly posted this non-fact that could be disproven by anyone with a first grade education and a calculator... and I just did it in my head...edit on 23-6-2011 by TheOrangeBrood because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by SaturnFX
Although I have been convinced that the overpopulation hypothesis is in fact based on bad science, I do believe that areas can become overpopulated.
for instance, the world may be able to comfortably hold 30 billion people if space is used properly...however its not.
Instead, we have incredible amounts of waste (food, energy, etc), and highly focused urban areas that causes a salted earth effect in the surrounding areas.
So, in areas such as say, india, bejing, etc...population control is beyond necessary, its now absolutely critical...someone in podunk australia or rural nebraska is fine with their breeding.
The overpopulation game really needs to be redefined, however, a conversation about it tends to lead to accusations of racism and westernization...oh well.
Give a new energy source (clean/unlimited/cheap) and this planet will be able to support 100b people with no worries...but for now, our oil economy destroys the local (and effects the global) environment...so, yes, overpopulation is a issue on local scales and should be discussed...but these discussions are not meant for some country farmer or even suburbian dweller...its for poor 50m+ metros
Originally posted by citizen3273676
i really hate to somewhat agree with al gore,,,, its more responsible for everyone to voluntarily limit themselves to 2 children so that in the long term we have a more stable poulation not the doubling we have now.untill we have advanced science enough and developed a way to solve our problems without war we really dont want to see 14 billion people. i remember when they said the world pop. was 2.2 billion now i here 6 to 7 depends on the source. thats still triple if you are young you need to understand what triple will mean. not in a 1000 yrs but in the next 30 to 40 years. imagine in america 330 million showers a day how much soap we pump into the oceans what about bleach, kitchen cleaner, or human waste per day/month/year? we dont currently have the tech for the population level we have, much less double or triple. i know we totaly spend/invest in science and education like we should no worries(sarcasm)
What has Edmonton bought with this huge investment? This report looks at what the City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant and related programs has achieved, and what conditions might be like if we had done nothing. Edmonton does have a healthy river, and the report shows that water quality has improved significantly since the 1950s. In fact Edmonton has rolled back its impact on the river to the same level as in the 1920’s