posted on Dec, 25 2013 @ 11:53 AM
reply to post by Mamatus
I watched the video...
of course constant growth is an idiotic idea. Duh.
Population wise, developed countries DON'T have population growth. What they have is immigration from overpopulated poor countries. That's been the
sole reason for populaiton growth in Europe once get get past the baby boom, andf some high tech areas (Italy and Japan) have strongly negative
population growth, about one child each.
If the rest of the world had our level of population growth for the past 50 years, there would be less than 3 billion on the planet and shrinking. The
problem is these poor areas are still pumping out people, and they are angry they can't have a western standard of living. Well, if their past two
generations hadn't been so busy pumping out as many kids as possible there would be enough to go around. I don't see why our kids should suffer a
massive crash in their standard of living because peasants have pumped out six kids each from Egypt to Malaysia. In the seventies the Arabian penisula
produced SEVEN kids per woman.
We need to get on top of the poorer nations population growth for our own sake. Offer free mass contraception and sterilisations. Refuse to take
immigration from theses countries, we are not there to home their overspill. Until it reachs a real nasty crunch, these areas will do nothing to slow
the growth. For example, Egypt can't feed it's population now. We are sending them money to buy grain. Is the birth rate dropping? No. So we'll
have to send more food money next year. They are having 3.4 children each, still. Then whining they can't feed them and blaming us.