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Originally posted by seabhac-rua
Well call me a defeatist or whatever, but we're never going to be that organised, that effective in our management of resources etc. It's a pipe dream as far as I'm concerned, world peace is more likely and there's no chance of that ever happening either.
Originally posted by Blue Shift
Originally posted by SLO7H
"Maybe the overpopulation subject isn't all that too bad after all, the biggest problem is to give everyone food and water, and for now that's about it, (and when it comes to living space, we will eventually develop technology to move elsewhere in the universe.
Now, maybe you believe that each human being has value no matter what they do, just by virtue of their capacity
There's going to be a tipping point, and we're running up on it very soon. A point at which the sheer number of people and their impact on the environment is going to outpace our ability to technologically and economically deal with it. Knowing this, the only smart thing to do is start aggressively working to control our breeding so we can at least get an accurate idea as to the optimum (not maximum) carrying capacity of the planet.
edit on 12-6-2012 by Blue Shift because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by AzureSky
As it stands right now the world birth rates are declining, and the death rates are increasing (old age, sickness, etc). Populations are self regulating and will regulate itself on a sustainable number when the birth/death rate is directly even.
Originally posted by Blue Shift
So what you would rather have is the world riding right on the knife's edge of maximum population capacity, with us all recycling and consuming our own waste and flesh without bothering to have the Earth take care of it naturally, and so if any massive weather problem arises or pandemic breaks out, millions of people will die from starvation or disease. Because that's what you're talking about by "self-regulation."
Why be so cruel, when we can take control of the situation ahead of time and prevent the suffering?
Originally posted by knowledgedesired
I think energy is as important as food and water when it comes to increasing population and if FREE ENERGY were ever to be released everything else would fall into place.
Free energy would solve every problem we have because although it is not the root of all problems it is connected in a way that if it was available we could address every other problem we have on this planet.
Think about it...
Water - Free energy would allow you to make Terra changes easily.
Food - See above.
Shelter - See above.
Health - How much healthier do you think we all would be if we stopped burning oil?
We can't have free energy because that is how TPTB control our every day life.
FREE ENERGY AND LOVE - After that everything else falls into place.
Originally posted by AriaStarr
While I agree with the sentiments that we need to live in harmony with nature - I think the one child rule is wrong. It reminds me of The Handmaids Tale. I don't think think that governments should have the right to govern people in that way.
I think that our population fluctuates. Famines will strike. Hurricanes will destroy. Earthquakes will shake and disease will take the weak. Not much to be done except enjoy your ride. If your on the internet, your one of the lucky ones.
Free energy will never happen until they figure out how to put a meter on it and make it "not free" anymore!