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Is The World Overpopulated?

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The rapid increase in human population over the course of the 20th century has raised concerns about the Earth's ability to sustain a large number of inhabitants. In 2009, the estimated annual growth rate was 1.10%, and the world population stood at roughly 6.7 billion.
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  • urwutuis 2010/02/27 22:21:36
    Yes
    urwutuis
    +5
    There is no doubt the planet cannot sustain current population growth.

    We are something akin to planet cancer at this point. We replicate uncontrolably, attack & replace other life forms with our own, infect healthy land with concrete and plastic, and will eventually kill the host.

    Connect the dots.

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  • cjj ~ FTGOP 2010/04/23 20:17:58
    Yes
    cjj ~ FTGOP
    My fifth grade teacher taught us a penny a day and double and you will be a millionaire in a month. He did this painstakingly on the chalkboard by hand as a math lesson then went on to link it to overpopulation. He concluded by making predictions of what would happen if the issue was not addressed. I am now 51 and not only have I seen many of his predictions come to pass but am amazed at the way many world leaders seem terrified of addressing the issue. Globalization is inevitable without space for individualism. I am today convinced that Mr. Mattson was not only wise beyond his years but a true visionary.

    Still the US invites people to have babies by rewarding them with a $1000 tax break per child. Maybe it is time for those of us who have limited our families to 3 children or under a really big break. Another thing is that this tax break only works until the child is 18-19 years old. What about some tax break to help me get mine (1) going? THIS is the time it is expensive...getting them off to college and independence while still paying the bills that have accrued while raising them. THEN there is the $15 grand I will never see in owed child support but THAT is for another blog...
  • john arellanes 2010/03/30 19:17:23
    None of the above
    john arellanes
    +1
    this question has been around for decades... many people believe this but, it you calculate the area of the State of Texas into square feet, all 6 billion people could
    be moved into Texas and each person would have about 2, 300 square feet of space.
    so, what is the rest of the worlds land mass used for ?
  • cjj ~ F... john ar... 2010/04/23 20:21:54
    cjj ~ FTGOP
    The trash accumulated and hauled out of Texas, would be my guess. (The picture you paint is not one I wish for MY grandchildren.)
  • George 2010/03/03 04:05:41
    Undecided
    George
    more pussy for me
  • thefatguy 2010/03/03 03:52:25
    No
    thefatguy
    The entire world population could fit within the state of Texas with a population density roughly equivalent to that of New York City. You can do the math for yourself. The U.S. Census Bureau provides a running estimate of world population and it was 6,798,366,915 as of a month ago. (Note this is an estimate because no accurate census exists for any country.)

    You can do the calculations with Texas at 1,418,107,680 square feet divided by 6,798,366,915 people equaling 0.2 square feet per person. The population density of New York City is 0.19998 square feet per person, according to the 2000 Census. There will be another census this year, obviously.

    We produce more food now than ever in world history.
  • twocrows thefatguy 2010/03/09 15:22:58
    twocrows
    and malnutrition is rampant in many countries. if we have so much food, where is it and why isn't it getting to the people?
  • thefatguy twocrows 2010/03/09 19:15:56
    thefatguy
    It isn't getting to the people because corrupt governments rob the people from food in order to control them. The problem is not overpopulation. It is corruption.
  • Manwë 2010/03/03 03:49:31
    Yes
    Manwë
    Yes, however I'm not volunteering to leave.
  • Kane Fernau 2010/03/03 02:13:51
    No
    Kane Fernau
    +2
    The entire population of the world could fit in the state of Texas!
  • twocrows Kane Fe... 2010/03/09 15:20:57
    twocrows
    standing shoulder-to-shoulder, I presume.
    now let's start trucking all the resources needed to feed, water and clothe those people to Texas. no need for housing since you couldn't fit those people AND their houses into Texas.
  • Kane Fe... twocrows 2010/03/09 15:49:14
  • indieatlarge~in hepburn i t... 2010/03/03 01:03:11
    None of the above
    indieatlarge~in hepburn i trust~
    By statistics... yes.
    But if you think, every single one of those people have a different story... a different background and a different way of living.
    Its what makes the world.. the world. Everybody living together. Over - populated or not.
  • Arky in Y'shua 2010/03/02 22:04:08 (edited)
    No
    Arky in Y'shua
    +2
    The world is not overpopulated, in fact.
    One of the supposed "evidences" is the famine and disease we see in the "Save the Children" TV spots which give a false impression. Those people would not be starving, those children wouldn't be dying from disease if not for ruthless Politicians. Their soldiers steal the people's crops, then keep the ground torn up, being sure to bring the occasional battle near the villages.

    And, who finances those perpetual wars? The World Bankers who run our FEDERAL RESERVE.
  • Spud 2010/03/02 21:25:06
    Yes
    Spud
    Maybe China has the right idea after all... perhaps India should follow China's lead...???
  • duke nukem 2010/03/02 14:54:29
    No
    duke nukem
    let me bring some reason to this forum. THE POPULATION BOOM IS OVER. birth rates across the entire world are dropping. if anything we are UNDER populated. the problem isnt too many people, its that our farming practices are not advanced enough. we need hydroponic skyscrapers, genetically improved crops, and possibly lab grown meat.
  • helenros duke nukem 2010/03/02 15:14:56
    helenros
    The population boom is over? Really? When I was in 4th grade (30 years ago) the population of the earth was 4 billion. Now it's 7 billion. Where do you suppose HIV, H1N1, MRSA, and so on are coming from? Nature is attempting to control our population, because we won't.
  • Arky in... helenros 2010/03/02 23:47:20
    Arky in Y'shua
    I believe you would find you are wrong if we had access to the whole truth.
    H1N1, for a fact, is a combination of Swine Flu and Bird Flu.
    We don't have a clue how many other diseases are modified or manufactured.
    How does the CDC and Pharma know months ahead what vaccines to stockpile?

    On top of all that, do you know what EUGENICS is? :: a science that deals with the improvement (as by control of human mating) of hereditary qualities of a race or breed
    (and elimination of those having undesirable qualities and traits)
  • twocrows Arky in... 2010/03/09 15:10:27
    twocrows
    how do the CDC and Pharma know what vaccines to stockpile? they don't. they make educated guesses. that's all they can do.
  • Arky in... twocrows 2010/03/09 15:22:51
    Arky in Y'shua
    I think they make the pathogens before they make the syrum.
  • duke nukem helenros 2010/03/03 01:40:27
    duke nukem
    ya the population boom was still tapering off when you were in 4th grade. NOW the popluation is declining. birth rates are falling, even in third world countries. and keep in mind, that the third world countries have high infant mortality. the world is becoming more urban and industrialized, this is a very important factor. in an agricultural society, more children are a blessing because they could be used as free labor on the farm, "more hands". but in a society that requires educated children for more advanced occupations, more children are more expensive "more mouths to feed" and people forgo having a lot of children. more industrialization, less children.

    as for swine flu, MRSA, and AIDS. are you seriously suggesting that nature is purposely trying to control the human population? since when did nature attain sentience? first off, swine flu does not have the potential to become and a killer with a high casualty rate. also, AIDs is spread through HUMAN activity. such as hitting the needles or having multiple sexual partners. and are you suggesting that humans actively control our own population? and if so, how? a one child policy? forced sterilizations? please explain. no doubt it has to do with a MASSIVE ceding away of individual liberty.
  • twocrows duke nukem 2010/03/09 15:19:39
    twocrows
    no, nature doesn't have sentience, of course. what does happen is that natural processes occur when populations reach certain peaks.

    an example: the rains come and fodder is plentiful. the elk eat the fodder and increase in numbers. winter comes and there are too many elk for the winter grass to sustain. they get sick. the wolves have a feast due to the weakened herd. the ones who survive are the strong -- the wolves, whose population increased during the time of plenty, don't eat so well, they get sick in their turn and their population crashes. so the elk herd begins to prosper again because there are fewer wolves. and the cycle continues.

    humans are governed by the same rules -- and we ignore that fact at our peril.
    but we WILL keep tinkering. according to the ads, Lysol kills 99.9% of germs. so that strongest .1% multiply. and we've created super bugs.
    ruh-roh.
  • janet 2010/03/02 14:49:06
    Yes
    janet
    +1
    Enjoy life Stop having so many kids Be responsible Care about the future
  • duke nukem janet 2010/03/02 14:57:23
    duke nukem
    +2
    by the way, my mom and dad had 5 kids. and I plan to have 3. actually, i hope liberals listen to people like you oh wait.. they are. did you know that conservatives are outbreeding liberals (on average) 3 children to one? keep listening to that "overpopulation" line.
  • Pablo duke nukem 2010/03/03 01:42:48
    Pablo
    Sounds good to me.......breeding is fun and good for ones health.....and bad for the democrats. cute
    Pablo
  • Arky in... janet 2010/03/02 23:49:19 (edited)
    Arky in Y'shua
    +2
    The Islamists aren't going to slow down. They are less than ten years from majority by population in Europe.
  • oldcavpilot 2010/03/02 14:14:30
    Yes
    oldcavpilot
    Not to worry though, AIDS and Malaria will empty Africa shortly after their tribal genocides are over. Then there will be lots of room, and the cures and vaccines can finally be released.
  • Lyndell... oldcavp... 2010/03/02 17:28:50
    Lyndell "Still YDG'n?!" Banks
    +1
    LMAO thats funny
  • Pablo oldcavp... 2010/03/03 01:43:54
    Pablo
    Who in the hell wants to live in Africa anyway. Except for South Africa (thats in doubt too), where wil people go en mass ?
    Pablo
  • oldcavp... Pablo 2010/03/03 02:42:06
    oldcavpilot
    +1
    If handled properly, Africa could be a fabulous place with it's incredible diversity, and the resources for prosperity. It just isn't going to happen. The tribal culture can't be eradicated at this point, and right now that's where they are, and there's no one to step in. Who's job is it? Damn sure not ours. Central Africa will be humanity's answer to the open sewer; several gov't collapses are close. It's like watching a train wreck, except people don't just die quickly; chopped off limbs, AIDS, Malaria and the list on on forever.

    It makes me wonder about our future; the world has written them off.
  • Pablo oldcavp... 2010/03/04 02:01:19
    Pablo
    +1
    The world has tried a few times, but it reverts back to its prehistoric nature, kinda like Haiti. While Africa includes northern Arabic countries, its the central and southern countries that consistently have problems. Old Rhodesia was doing OK in a general economic and employment situation, but the arparthied movement turned it into a thrid world country since its been taken over by thugs and tribal mentality greed. South Africa (the country) is getting more than its share of trying to hold back to tide of similiar movements. Like some people I know in DC, they take a good situation and screw it up. Of course, why people insist on living the desert is beyond me.
    Later
    Pablo
  • ♥ feistyapey 2010/03/02 14:04:52
    Not yet, but it will be an issue soon.
    ♥ feistyapey
    that's the reason why contraceptives are now being endorsed frequently..
    we breed like pigs! ..or some of us does. xD

    (S0ME???! seriously!)
  • Bear 2010/03/02 08:52:21
    No
    Bear
    +1
    But the eugenicists who want to reduce population by 90% want you to THINK it is.
  • Mindy 2010/03/02 08:49:47
    Undecided
    Mindy
    +1
    That the world is "overpopulated" has been one of the battle cries of the eugenicists. That gives them the excuse they want to murder upwards of 95% of the worlds population, up from 1/3 as proposed by Shaw. Planned parent hood is a way of "weeding" out or "culling" the "undesirables", many eugenicists don't think we are shedding populations fast enough, they propose using, famine (man made of course), disease (also with a helping hand from man), sterilization, and wars. Some of the more radical eugenicists want it to happen even faster, they want to "eliminate" 75% to 95% of the worlds population (they feel they are genetically superior, so they will be left intact to rule the world that is left.)
    Those people are mind bogglingly evil!
  • Conservative in California 2010/03/02 07:25:56
    No
    Conservative in California
    +2
    Not at all.
  • marcuss LIBERALS ARE IDIOTS 2010/03/02 05:16:15
    Yes
    marcuss LIBERALS ARE IDIOTS
    +1
    Well if you look at the FACTS we have not had a major war that killed tens of millions of people since WW2. If those wars never happened the population would be even more massively higher.
    Not to worry though Iran is in the process of fixing the problem.
  • ~Roxy~Navy~Brat~ 2010/03/02 05:11:20
    Yes
    ~Roxy~Navy~Brat~
    yup way too many people in the world, that might be part of why I don't want to have kids
  • Arky in... ~Roxy~N... 2010/03/02 23:53:40
    Arky in Y'shua
    +1
    You're only fifteen and already doing guys and gals?

    Jesus would be telling you, "Don't do that, Roxy."
  • ~Roxy~N... Arky in... 2010/03/03 04:35:40
    ~Roxy~Navy~Brat~
    how is that relevant to this question?
  • Arky in... ~Roxy~N... 2010/03/03 15:09:07
    Arky in Y'shua
    I went to your profile to get a clue why you would answer that way, and what you say about yourself is just glaring. Your eternity is more important than this question.
  • ~Roxy~N... Arky in... 2010/03/03 16:57:44
    ~Roxy~Navy~Brat~
    ok but its not really relevant to this so why not send me a msg?
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