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How high can buildings get? inb4 we start living in the air
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We need an asteroid to wipe us out, like the dinosaurs. I say we need to tag out and give responsibility of the planet to a new species.
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Well Asia has always been the most populated continent and always will be... in the 200 B.C.s, China's estimated population was about 200 million, compared to the Roman Empire's 56 million in 25 BC; in 50 years though I bet Japan will lose like 30% of its population, since 45% of the population is over the age of 40, and I saw a recent study where only 30-35% of surveyed Japanese people said they want to start a family
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Over population has white people on the endangered species list but other than that, i dont think its much of a problem.
War or disease will eventually cull the population.
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MrAnimeSK wrote:
Over population has white people on the endangered species list but other than that, i dont think its much of a problem.
War or disease will eventually cull the population.
or envormental destruction as the earth do become less and less "stable" and it would maybe have more or worse scenarios (earthquake etc)

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Freddy96NO wrote:


MrAnimeSK wrote:
Over population has white people on the endangered species list but other than that, i dont think its much of a problem.
War or disease will eventually cull the population.
or envormental destruction as the earth do become less and less "stable" and it would maybe have more or worse scenarios (earthquake etc)



True.
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The earth can handle a whole heck of a lot more people than it has now. It's not population that is the problem. it's what we do with our resources that is. There is more than enough to go around. Just think about if everyone had one of everything. A house, a car, a TV, an education, a job......there's plenty for everyone. Unfortunately we can be a greedy bunch of mammals and we loves our precious. If we'd all just learn to manage our resources and to be true custodians of this world instead of trying to claim the title of master of the world then everything would be fine. I don't know how many times nature has to teach us that we're powerless and far from mastering our world. I guess we're just slow learners.
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Frenzify wrote:

We need an asteroid to wipe us out, like the dinosaurs. I say we need to tag out and give responsibility of the planet to a new species.


Or better yet we need to learn to be more responsible and take care of what we have. I have faith that we'll eventually get there if we don't kill each other off first that is. No other animal has ever achieved what we have on this planet (at least that we know of) but as much as we have accomplished we still have much to learn. I used to think the same way and would have bought a front row seat for Armageddon in my youth but now that I'm older I look around and see so many beautiful things. I just got through watching a family of rabbits munching on my grass and occasionally get to see a deer. Possums come visit at night to say hello and the raccoons throw a big party on my porch each night until I bring in the cat food. You can't feed those guys because they'll totally take advantage of you and you'll come home one day to find 20 raccoons hanging out on your roof and pulling off your shingles because hey, why not? But still, I like them and I want them to still be around so someone else will get a chance to like them. I look and see children running around playing and can't help but think we owe it to them to try harder. I don't mind doom and gloom for myself but I wouldn't wish that on anyone else. There's a lot of really good people out there and a lot of families who try really hard not to add to Earth's burden by recycling and using green products not to mention that some of those kids may grow up to be the one's who help bring about change. We may make it worse or we may fix things. It's up to us to decide.
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There is no overpopulation problem on a global scale, it's not as bad as we'd like to think it is.
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a plague will take care of this we are way over due for one and when not if it happens its going to suck big time I been saying this for awhile to its only a matter of time until something like this happens. I also believe that secrete billionaire agenda to limit us normal people from having to many kids and limiting population growth artificially
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AsunaYuki wrote:

There is no overpopulation problem on a global scale, it's not as bad as we'd like to think it is.




I will agree on part of what you say..."There is no overpopulation problem on a global scale" , but what that statement misses is that

the land masses that can support human life in large numbers is really rather small when you factor in clean fresh water

and food production, When food production can't keep up with the number of people eating what happens - WAR over food and resources.

Even water has been fought over.


To survive the next 100 years humankind will have to work together over all boundaries for the betterment of ALL.

I just dont see that happening in a nice way.
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kennk5 wrote:
the land masses that can support human life in large numbers is really rather small when you factor in clean fresh water

and food production, When food production can't keep up with the number of people eating what happens - WAR over food and resources.


We don't have any issues with either of these things on a global scale though. What we have is an issue with distribution and access. We could solve world hunger tomorrow if we as a species collectively wanted too. But we don't and so it hasn't been. We have the food, water and technology but we can't get it to everyone that needs it because there are other people who don't want them to have it.

And its unlikely this attitude will change until we are forced too, kicking and screaming, by something like climate change.
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There's no problem, more people, more people creating companies, firms, etc so more jobs.

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runec wrote:
because there are other people who don't want them to have it.

Sorry, I didn't understand it.
I do think overpopulation is big problem. Asia and Africa will continue to add most of it. Less developed ares with low education show the highest birth rate. Thankfully the big 2, China and India, are developing fast. China will soon stabilize its population though India still has a lot of work to do.
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veritatis_cupitor wrote:
Sorry, I didn't understand it.
I do think overpopulation is big problem. Asia and Africa will continue to add most of it. Less developed ares with low education show the highest birth rate. Thankfully the big 2, China and India, are developing fast. China will soon stabilize its population though India still has a lot of work to do.


Overcrowding is not overpopulation. Birth rates are higher in developing nations, yes. But birth rates slow post industrialization as well. Globally speaking, the rate of population growth is actually going down not up. Individual countries may have problems with overcrowding but it doesn't mean the planet has problems with overpopulation.

Someone in China may look around and think there are too many people but someone in the Yukon certainly doesn't.
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