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Originally posted by Maslo
reply to post by John_Rodger_Cornman
With our current technology level we can free up more space to live. Even in those "unliveable" areas.
Repeat after me: "Overpopulation is not about space." .... "Overpopulation is not about space." .... "Overpopulation is not about space."
Overpopulation is about all the resources and our ability to utilise them. Modern technological society requires vast amounts of various resources. Do we (in the present, science fictions visions need not apply) have the necessary resources and also the ability to utilise them to sustainably sustain 7+ billion people at high living standard?
What if we spent billions to build several aquatic floating city-states?
Who is going to pay for it? And why, we have enough space.edit on 19/2/12 by Maslo because: (no reason given)edit on 19/2/12 by Maslo because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by ignant
Actually overpopulation is just a matter of time as mortality rates drop and life expectancies rise (or remain same).
So, its far from a scam, but inevitable. The first argument was one of land mass percentage, which has little to do with each human's huge carbon footprint in this age and forward..