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Old 08-07-2013, 12:42 PM   #26
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I'm not talking about that kind of radical, euthanasia kind of stuff. It's all cultural. If you started putting out the cultural message that two or fewer kids is more socially acceptable, over time more and more people would have fewer children. In five to ten generations or so, you get down to a population that the Earth can easily sustain and everybody alive in that time lives better off. Right now, we've stretched the Earth to the breaking point. It can't continue.

Most drivers of human population growth are in developing countries, not the west. As those societies mature, population growth will level off and eventually shrink. Probably within this century.

Consider this, the earth is home to trillions of living organisms. It has supported trillions of living organisms for close to two billion years. It is highly doubtful a human population of 8 to 10 billion is suddenly going to put the world in flames.

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Old 08-07-2013, 12:47 PM   #27
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Most drivers of human population growth are in developing countries, not the west. As those societies mature, population growth will level off and eventually shrink. Probably within this century.

Consider this, the earth is home to trillions of living organisms. It has supported trillions of living organisms for close to two billion years. It is highly doubtful a human population of 8 to 10 billion is suddenly going to put the world in flames.

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Old 08-07-2013, 12:47 PM   #28
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They said the same things in the 1880's and 1890s when the population was less then half of what it is now.


That was Thomas Malthus.

That was before the days of GMOs... we really can't assume that science will come up with another way to save us.
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Old 08-07-2013, 01:11 PM   #29
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Most drivers of human population growth are in developing countries, not the west. As those societies mature, population growth will level off and eventually shrink. Probably within this century.

Consider this, the earth is home to trillions of living organisms. It has supported trillions of living organisms for close to two billion years. It is highly doubtful a human population of 8 to 10 billion is suddenly going to put the world in flames.

We're the first species capable of changing the climate. Hell, the rise of man is one of the biggest extinction events that ever happened.
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Old 08-07-2013, 01:32 PM   #30
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Seems to me that the only way of fixing many of the world's problems is to kill MORE people. Or breed less.
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We're the first species capable of changing the climate. Hell, the rise of man is one of the biggest extinction events that ever happened.

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That was Thomas Malthus.

That was before the days of GMOs... we really can't assume that science will come up with another way to save us.

You started a thread about the feasibility of producing food out of nearly nothing and reducing the waste of modern food production. So it would be imprudent to assume we won't be able to solve every crisis that comes down the pike.


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