posted on May, 27 2012 @ 08:15 AM
Originally posted by SeekerofTruth101
Originally posted by Hessdalen
wow - ty OP - HQ OC gets rare on ATS, ty for the effort =)
now i have a very nice knock-out argument is someone says "there is not enough space on earth for everyone"
I second your post. There is definately space for a few hundred more 'meatballs', with space to breathe, to live life with a better quality, as we
have the tech to grow upwards landwise and scientifically harvest renewable resources.
Great job, OP! :-)
You guys are forgetting about a little thing called exponential growth. At present the population is increasing about 1.1% per year. That doesn't
sound like much, but you must remember it's compounding. If that rate of growth were to continue, in 500 years we would have about 1.5 trillion
people on the planet. Now lets see how wide a ball of 1.5 trillion people would be.
1,500,000,000,000 * 54 = 81,000,000,000,000
Divide that by 1010 and you get 80,198,019,801.98 cubed meters of ground human.
Then to convert that volume into a sphere and get the diameter one can use the following equation:
The human meat ball would now be 5.35 km wide. Still not exceptionally large but points out how quick the volume can grow. At our present rate of
growth it will be less than 1000 years before each Human only has one square meter of dry land to live on.
We are not overpopulated yet... but our growth rate is a problem.
edit on 27-5-2012 by ChaoticOrder because: (no reason given)