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Population control Isn't it about time?
I have done extensive research on this subject and yes it is a problem. Its Part of one of my majors in college.
Sorry you are right it is closer to 7 billion my mistake.
Originally posted by DeepThoughtCriminal
reply to post by Reaper2137
Since when was the Earth's population at 9 billion? It's not even at 7 billion yet, although it is steadily rising.
The world can actually produce enough resources to support a larger population, it's all just a matter of management. Another problem to add to this is the sheer rate at which the population is increasing. It will take much time for political and corporate officials to trudge their way through the beaurocratic process of policy alteration.
People of lower socioeconomic situations tend to have more children, while women with more education tend to have less. This creates another problem in which more government funds are being used up in welfare services to support the rapidly increasing population of the "underclass". This diverts funding away from better policy management, agricultural research and environmental management.
A huge population is the dream of capitalist[read: corporate] governments. More people means more people spending more money. The more money a corporation has, the more taxes it pays, and the more money put into the government's coffers. It's a happy cycle of consumerist culture and endless money. And while a lot of people may claim to dislike the way things are, good luck getting them to snap out of their brainwashed minds to rid themselves of excess luxury, turn off their 2 metre wide 3D televisions and haul themselves out of their Italian leather chairs long enough to actually start banding together and bring about some kind of change.
It is definitely time for population control. It's just a matter of convincing the corporate fat cats.
P.S. On a side note, what exactly is good about Italian leather? Why is it considered "better" than any other leather, I mean, it all comes from dead cows anyway. Why would an Italian dead cow be better than, say, an Australian dead cow? Or a Russian one?
Originally posted by XPLodER
reply to post by Reaper2137
the govenments of the world control energy forcing us to use oil
then blame us for causing pollusion
if clean energy and sustainable farming was allowed,
what problems would really exist
the matrix has programmed you well
Originally posted by Reaper2137
Just because you are to closed minded to see whats happening doesn't mean its not. Here in the United States over population is not a problem yet. Its a problem in non-industrial countries with lack of basic resources and it also doesn't help that the United States has like 5% of the world population and consumes 30% of the world resources.