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Map of countries by population density, per square kilometer.
^ Some 9 percent of the world's tree species are at risk of extinction; tropical deforestation may exceed 130,000 square kilometers per year.
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^ Just two countries make up nearly 40 per cent of the world population: China and India.
  • Overpopulation. 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.eyemead.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I have some confidence in the population projections, but per-capita emissions of carbon dioxide will likely rise in poor countries for some time yet, even in optimistic scenarios.
  • Consumption Dwarfs Population as Main Environmental Threat by Fred Pearce: Yale Environment 360 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC e360.yale.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

(See List of countries by population density.)
Areas of high population densities, calculated in 1994.
Map of countries and territories by fertility rate (See List of countries and territories by fertility rate.)
Human population growth rate in percent, with the variables of births, deaths, immigration, and emigration - 2006
.Overpopulation is a condition where an organism's numbers exceed the carrying capacity of its habitat.^ Mon14Dec2009 tagged carrying capacity , climate change , energy crisis , overpopulation , water crisis and water shortages .

^ Yes Wikipedia has a fine definition, but are we talking about carrying capacity, or habitat destruction?
  • Offtone 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.offtone.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Carrying capacity and habitat destruction are linked as your studies should have shown you by now.
  • Offtone 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.offtone.com [Source type: Original source]

.In common parlance, the term usually refers to the relationship between the human population and its environment, the Earth.^ Human impact on the environment is proportional to human population.
  • Overpopulation: Not a Problem Now, and Never Will Be 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.fightaging.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The two constraints that are most significantly ignored are the unchecked population explosion and the ability of the environment to continue to tolerate the stress of increasing human activity.
  • United Nations Overpopulation Denial Conference 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.laetusinpraesens.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Do I need to explain how growing human population hurts the Earth?
  • kelpiewilson: overpopulation 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.kelpiewilson.com [Source type: Original source]

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.Overpopulation does not depend only on the size or density of the population, but on the ratio of population to available sustainable resources.^ Karen Gaia says: as population increases, so does the search for resources, often necessitating exploring materials with hazards that are unknown.
  • World Population Awareness - Impacts 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you understand it, you know population SIZE is the only thing.
  • Offtone 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.offtone.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I'm certain there are some clear energy-to-population ratios for food and resource cultivation.
  • Does Our Planet Have Too Many People? | Environment | AlterNet 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

.It also depends on the way resources are used and distributed throughout the population.^ It's true that those that use "population" as a way of transferring responsibility to the poor are morally in the wrong-- but a smaller population is still good for everyone.
  • Consumption Dwarfs Population as Main Environmental Threat by Fred Pearce: Yale Environment 360 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC e360.yale.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The correlation between fossil fuel use and population by country or region is complicated by the use of fossil fuels for transportation, resource extraction, manufacturing and electrical production, in addition to food production.
  • The great red herring of overpopulation | rabble.ca 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC rabble.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ There is more than enough resources, and the technology to use them in a sustainable way.
  • Billionaire club in bid to curb overpopulation 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: Original source]

.If a given environment has a population of 10 individuals, but there is food or drinking water enough for only 9, then in a closed system where no trade is possible, that environment is overpopulated; if the population is 100 but there is enough food, shelter, and water for 200 for the indefinite future, then it is not overpopulated.^ There is no overpopulation.
  • Billionaire club in bid to curb overpopulation 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There's not enough water for growing populations and spawning fish.
  • kelpiewilson: overpopulation 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.kelpiewilson.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There is no nation which is not currently overpopulated.
  • Consumption Dwarfs Population as Main Environmental Threat by Fred Pearce: Yale Environment 360 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC e360.yale.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Overpopulation can result from an increase in births, a decline in mortality rates due to medical advances, from an increase in immigration, or from an unsustainable biome and depletion of resources.^ Species extinction, pollution, resource depletion, and climate change can all be traced back to unsustainable population growth.
  • World Population Awareness - Impacts 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In the short term, birth rates may decline as instincts previously selected for cease to increase reproductive fitness.
  • FuturePundit: Eternal Youth, Overpopulation, And Instincts To Reproduce 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.futurepundit.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I would suggest that the current trend of higher economic growth shifting to the developing nations, if continued , will likely result a continuation of falling birth rates , worldwide.
  • The inconvenient truth? Overpopulation - Diane Francis 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: Original source]

.It is possible for very sparsely-populated areas to be overpopulated, as the area in question may have a meager or non-existent capability to sustain human life (e.g.^ Paradoxically, it is possible (and not very difficult) to build a sustainable industrial civilization with a footprint that is deep, rather than wide.
  • Consumption Dwarfs Population as Main Environmental Threat by Fred Pearce: Yale Environment 360 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC e360.yale.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ While there has been typically sparse human populations in these regions, the researchers say "now the boreal forest is poised to become the next Amazon."
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^ We must engage a “US Sustainable Immigration Policy of 100,000 Annually.” We must engage a “US Sustainable Population Policy” and working toward a “US Sustainable Energy Policy.” We might consider a “US Quality of Life Policy” that engages population stability not only for humans, but for all living creatures.

the middle of the Sahara Desert).
.The resources to be considered when evaluating whether an ecological niche is overpopulated include clean water, clean air, food, shelter, warmth, and other resources necessary to sustain life.^ Indeed, the World population and its continual growth is the real cause of pollution and rapid deterioration of the World's resources , such as the Oceans, forests, water,air, the environment and its creatures and all that which is necessary to sustain life on this Planet .
  • The inconvenient truth? Overpopulation - Diane Francis 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Wed14Oct2009 tagged climate change , energy crisis , overpopulation , overshoot , peak oil , resources , species extinction , too many people and water shortages .

^ We may have enough clean water and food to see us through another decade but we are destroying the natural resources so fast that 2028 looks like being a very different world for our children.
  • Overpopulation. 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.eyemead.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.If the quality of human life is addressed, there may be additional resources considered, such as medical care, education, proper sewage treatment and waste disposal.^ I only care about quality of life.
  • Does Our Planet Have Too Many People? | Environment | AlterNet 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ Direct disposal of vast amounts of untreated wastewater and human waste poses a threat to the health of aquatic ecosystems.
  • World Population Awareness - Impacts 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We must engage a “US Sustainable Immigration Policy of 100,000 Annually.” We must engage a “US Sustainable Population Policy” and working toward a “US Sustainable Energy Policy.” We might consider a “US Quality of Life Policy” that engages population stability not only for humans, but for all living creatures.

.Overpopulation places competitive stress on the basic life sustaining resources,[2] leading to a diminished quality of life.^ Tue22Dec2009 tagged climate change , gridlock , overpopulation , overshoot , quality of life , species extinction , too many people and water shortages .

^ Humans use up to 40% of the world's Net Primary Productivity, a measure of energy from the sun that is converted into life-sustaining resources by photosynthesis.
  • World Population Awareness - Impacts 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Life would be much better if we weren’t all worried about pollution and diminishing resources.
  • Offtone 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.offtone.com [Source type: Original source]

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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.^ Can the world sustain such an increase in population?
  • Overpopulation. 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.eyemead.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Looking past the near-term concerns that have plagued population policy at the political level, it is increasingly apparent that the long-term sustainability of civilization will require not just a leveling-off of human numbers as projected over the coming half-century, but a colossal reduction in both population and consumption.
  • United Nations Overpopulation Denial Conference 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.laetusinpraesens.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They insist that the earth can support the 9 billion now predicted by 2050 (the increase in the next 40 years will equate to roughly what the entire global population was in 1950) if everyone is living sustainable lifestyles.
  • Does Our Planet Have Too Many People? | Environment | AlterNet 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

.In 2009, the estimated annual growth rate was 1.10%, and the world population stood at roughly 6.7 billion.^ Roughly 3/10 of the world is water.
  • The inconvenient truth? Overpopulation - Diane Francis 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The world's population is now 6.7 billion, roughly double what it was when I was born.
  • Overpopulation. 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.eyemead.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ghana's current population growth is estimated at 2.6%.
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.Current projections show a steady decline in the growth rate, and a population of around 9 billion by the year 2050. The scientific consensus is that the current population expansion and accompanying increase in usage of resources is linked to threats to the ecosystem.^ The population of Dhaka city has a growth rate of 3.72% per year.
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^ Ghana's current population growth is estimated at 2.6%.
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^ They insist that the earth can support the 9 billion now predicted by 2050 (the increase in the next 40 years will equate to roughly what the entire global population was in 1950) if everyone is living sustainable lifestyles.
  • Does Our Planet Have Too Many People? | Environment | AlterNet 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

.The InterAcademy Panel Statement on Population Growth, which was ratified by 58 member academies in 1994, called the expansion in human numbers "unprecedented", and stated that many environmental problems were aggravated by the population expansion.^ Answer: endless human population growth.

^ For many years human population size and growth has been the elephant in the room.
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^ Back in the late 1960s, when Paul Ehrlich wrote his seminal book The Population Bomb, rapid population growth was arguably the number 1 threat to the planet's future.
  • Overpopulation Mantra Overheating as Copenhagen Approaches 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.theflucase.com [Source type: Original source]

[4] At the time, the world population stood at 5.5 billion, and optimistic scenarios predicted a peak of 7.8 billion by 2050, a number that current estimates show will be reached around 2030.[5]

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Population growth

History

Data from 'World Population' article
Data from 'World Population' article
.The human population has gone through a number of periods of different growth rates since the dawn of civilization in the Holocene period, roughly 10,000 years ago.^ The population of Dhaka city has a growth rate of 3.72% per year.
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^ Answer: endless human population growth.

^ For many years human population size and growth has been the elephant in the room.
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  • The beginning of civilization coincides with the final receding of ice following the end of the most recent glacial period[citation needed].
  • This in turn coincides with the start of the Neolithic Revolution, when there was a shift in human activity away from hunter-gathering and towards very primitive farming[citation needed].
  • Around 8000 BC, at the dawn of agriculture, the population of the world was approximately 5 million.^ I recently goggled "world population control" and most of what I found was .
    • The inconvenient truth? Overpopulation - Diane Francis 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There is a growing demand from the growing world population.
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    ^ There are health crises around the world, there are human activities that threaten natural resources.
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  • For around 7,000 years, there was minimal change in the world population[citation needed].
  • Beginning around 1000 BC, there was steady growth in the population, which plateaued (or alternatively, peaked[7]) at around 1 BC, at about 200 to 300 million people.
  • From around 800 AD onwards, the population once again grew steadily, though with major disruption from frequent plagues, most notably the Black Death during the 14th century[citation needed].
  • After the effects of the plagues had subsided during the 17th century, shortly before the Industrial Revolution, the world population began to grow once again.^ People think about the world around them, they think about it in terms of how they can get the most out of it.
    • Offtone 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.offtone.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Then in 200 years 1 billion people becomes less then 10 million.
    • FuturePundit: Eternal Youth, Overpopulation, And Instincts To Reproduce 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.futurepundit.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Capitalism may not be viable if there were only a million people in the world.
    • The great red herring of overpopulation | rabble.ca 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC rabble.ca [Source type: Original source]

    .In parts of Asia, like China, the population doubled from 60 to 150 million under the Ming dynasty[citation needed].
  • After the start of the Industrial Revolution, during the 18th century, the rate of population growth began to increase.^ Even so, there are case examples that can be pointed to on both sides, like high population density and wealth in places like Japan, Hong Kong, France and Singapore as well as the flip side in spots like India, China, and parts of Africa.
    • U.N. targets population growth at Cairo summit | CFACT 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.cfact.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ There are many other countries where the population growth rate, while still high, is falling.
    • The inconvenient truth? Overpopulation - Diane Francis 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I do maintain that our current population growth is driven by economics and that we can create a society in which population levels will not be pressured to increase for economic reasons.
    • The great red herring of overpopulation | rabble.ca 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC rabble.ca [Source type: Original source]

    .By the end of the century, the world's population was estimated at just under 1 billion.^ With a world population of 6 billion (now 6.5 billion), and the addition of 3 billion over the next 50 years, the bio-hazard of human population growth can only be expected to grow in the years ahead.
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    ^ Just five countries are likely to produce most of the world’s population growth in the coming decades: India, China, Pakistan, Nigeria, and Ethiopia.
    • Consumption Dwarfs Population as Main Environmental Threat by Fred Pearce: Yale Environment 360 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC e360.yale.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Over the next 40 years, the world’s population is expected to add 2.5 billion people — mostly to the large poor group.

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  • At the turn of the 20th century, the world's population was roughly 1.6 billion.^ The world's population is now 6.7 billion, roughly double what it was when I was born.
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    ^ The world’s population quadrupled to six billion people during the 20th century.
    • Consumption Dwarfs Population as Main Environmental Threat by Fred Pearce: Yale Environment 360 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC e360.yale.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Posted by Dahun on 25 Apr 2009 If 6 billion people burn all the world's oil in a century we end up with catastrophic climate change.
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    [8] .By 1940, this figure had increased to 2.3 billion[citation needed].
  • Dramatic growth beginning in 1950 (above 1.8% per year) coincided with greatly increased food production as a result of the industrialisation of agriculture brought about by the Green Revolution[citation needed].^ They insist that the earth can support the 9 billion now predicted by 2050 (the increase in the next 40 years will equate to roughly what the entire global population was in 1950) if everyone is living sustainable lifestyles.
    • Does Our Planet Have Too Many People? | Environment | AlterNet 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Its about time someone brought up the issue of only one child per family.
    • The inconvenient truth? Overpopulation - Diane Francis 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Posted by John on 29 May 2009 with 1 billion in increase every 12 year and 8 months it truly will dwarf consumption.
    • Consumption Dwarfs Population as Main Environmental Threat by Fred Pearce: Yale Environment 360 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC e360.yale.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .The rate of growth peaked in 1964, at about 2.2% per year.
  • The world population is currently estimated to be 6,808,700,000, with unreported variability.^ Canadian rate is about 8.0 and over half of the world's population is over the sustainable level.
    • The great red herring of overpopulation | rabble.ca 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC rabble.ca [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The population of Dhaka city has a growth rate of 3.72% per year.
    • World Population Awareness - Impacts 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Ghana's current population growth is estimated at 2.6%.
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.The two charts above each show an unusual and highly pronounced negative skewing indicating that after many thousands of years of minimal population there has, for the first time in human history, been a period of consistently rapid population increase followed more recently by a spectacular and unprecedented increase.^ Driving has increased at four times the increase in population.
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^ Thousands of years is a very long time.
  • FuturePundit: Eternal Youth, Overpopulation, And Instincts To Reproduce 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.futurepundit.com [Source type: Original source]

^ For many years human population size and growth has been the elephant in the room.
  • World Population Awareness - Impacts 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Projections to 2050

.According to projections, the world population will continue to grow until at least 2050, with the population reaching 9 billion in 2040,[10][11] and some predictions putting the population in 2050 as high as 11 billion.^ There is a growing demand from the growing world population.
  • World Population Awareness - Impacts 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It’s expected to reach 9 billion by 2050.
  • United Nations Overpopulation Denial Conference 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.laetusinpraesens.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ They insist that the earth can support the 9 billion now predicted by 2050 (the increase in the next 40 years will equate to roughly what the entire global population was in 1950) if everyone is living sustainable lifestyles.
  • Does Our Planet Have Too Many People? | Environment | AlterNet 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

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According to the United Nation's World Population Prospects report:[13]
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  • The world population is currently growing by approximately 74 million people per year.^ There is a growing demand from the growing world population.
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    ^ Dubai's population is a measly 1.4 million people.
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    ^ Millions of people could lose their homes and livelihoods as the world's deserts expand.
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    .Current United Nations predictions estimate that the world population will reach 9.2 billion around 2050, assuming a decrease in average fertility rate from 2.5 down to 2.0.[14][15]
  • Almost all growth will take place in the less developed regions, where today’s 5.3 billion population of underdeveloped countries is expected to increase to 7.8 billion in 2050. By contrast, the population of the more developed regions will remain mostly unchanged, at 1.2 billion.^ I think something has to be done to limit population growth in third world nations.
    • Billionaire club in bid to curb overpopulation 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The world's population has tripled since 1980, to the current 6 billion people, and is expected to grow to 9 billion by 2050.
    • World Population Awareness - Impacts 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The world is not over populated at all.
    • Overpopulation Mantra Overheating as Copenhagen Approaches 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.theflucase.com [Source type: Original source]

    .An exception is the United States population, which is expected to increase 44% from 305 million in 2008 to 439 million in 2050.[16]
  • In 2000-2005, the average world fertility was 2.65 children per woman, about half the level in 1950-1955 (5 children per woman).^ Canadian rate is about 8.0 and over half of the world's population is over the sustainable level.
    • The great red herring of overpopulation | rabble.ca 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC rabble.ca [Source type: Original source]

    ^ According to the UNFPA’s State of World Population 2008, the global total fertility rate (average number of children per woman) is 2.54.
    • Consumption Dwarfs Population as Main Environmental Threat by Fred Pearce: Yale Environment 360 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC e360.yale.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The population of the US is projected to increase from 309 million in 2008 to 402 million in 2050.
    • Consumption Dwarfs Population as Main Environmental Threat by Fred Pearce: Yale Environment 360 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC e360.yale.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .In the medium variant, global fertility is projected to decline further to 2.05 children per woman.
  • During 2005-2050, nine countries are expected to account for half of the world’s projected population increase: India, Pakistan, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Bangladesh, Uganda, United States of America, Ethiopia, and China, listed according to the size of their contribution to population growth.^ According to the UNFPA’s State of World Population 2008, the global total fertility rate (average number of children per woman) is 2.54.
    • Consumption Dwarfs Population as Main Environmental Threat by Fred Pearce: Yale Environment 360 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC e360.yale.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Just five countries are likely to produce most of the world’s population growth in the coming decades: India, China, Pakistan, Nigeria, and Ethiopia.
    • Consumption Dwarfs Population as Main Environmental Threat by Fred Pearce: Yale Environment 360 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC e360.yale.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ During that same period, America’s population increased 16.1%.
    • Consumption Dwarfs Population as Main Environmental Threat by Fred Pearce: Yale Environment 360 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC e360.yale.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .China would be higher still in this list were it not for its One Child Policy.
  • Global life expectancy at birth, which is estimated to have risen from 46 years in 1950-1955 to 65 years in 2000-2005, is expected to keep rising to reach 75 years in 2045-2050. In the more developed regions, the projected increase is from 75 years today to 82 years by mid-century.^ Life expectancy is currently 45.5 years.
    • World Population Awareness - Impacts 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Consider what China would be like without its birth control policy.
    • The inconvenient truth? Overpopulation - Diane Francis 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ None will work unless a China one-child policy is imposed.
    • The inconvenient truth? Overpopulation - Diane Francis 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Among the least developed countries, where life expectancy today is just under 50 years, it is expected to be 66 years in 2045-2050.
  • The population of 51 countries or areas, including Germany, Italy, Japan and most of the successor States of the former Soviet Union, is expected to be lower in 2050 than in 2005.
  • During 2005-2050, the net number of international migrants to more developed regions is projected to be 98 million.^ The population in England is declining, and Japan, and Italy.
    • Offtone 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.offtone.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It's an important project for the area and the country.
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    ^ Malaria in Africa kills more than 1 million people a year.
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    .Because deaths are projected to exceed births in the more developed regions by 73 million during 2005-2050, population growth in those regions will largely be due to international migration.
  • In 2000-2005, net migration in 28 countries either prevented population decline or doubled at least the contribution of natural increase (births minus deaths) to population growth.^ The population of the US is projected to increase from 309 million in 2008 to 402 million in 2050.
    • Consumption Dwarfs Population as Main Environmental Threat by Fred Pearce: Yale Environment 360 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC e360.yale.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ In the more developed regions, the TFR is 1.60, while in the less developed regions it is 2.73.
    • Consumption Dwarfs Population as Main Environmental Threat by Fred Pearce: Yale Environment 360 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC e360.yale.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Unfortunately, this can also cause higher population growth in those other countries….
    • Offtone 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.offtone.com [Source type: Original source]

    .These countries include Austria, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Qatar, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom.^ Britain, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Finland, Portugal and Estonia voted in favour of approving the maize, while 12 voted against and five abstained.
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    ^ The United Nations projects that the population of 51 countries or areas, including Germany, Italy, Japan and most of the successor states of the former Soviet Union, is expected to be lower in 2050 than in 2005.
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    ^ These countries include Austria, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Qatar, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, United Arab Emirates and United Kingdom.
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  • Birth rates are now falling in a small percentage of developing countries, while the actual populations in many developed countries would fall without immigration.^ Yet populations in many developed countries keeps rising.
    • The great red herring of overpopulation | rabble.ca 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC rabble.ca [Source type: Original source]

    ^ As one reader above notes, population growth in rich countries also comes from immigration flows.
    • Consumption Dwarfs Population as Main Environmental Threat by Fred Pearce: Yale Environment 360 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC e360.yale.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Now, China is facing a different issue of population: How does population continue when there are hardly any women and far too many men?
    • Offtone 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.offtone.com [Source type: Original source]

    [15]
  • .
  • By 2050 (Medium variant), India will have 1.6 billion people, China 1.4 billion, United States 400 million, Pakistan 309 million, Indonesia 280 million, Nigeria 259 million, Bangladesh 256 million, Brazil 254 million, Democratic Republic of the Congo 187 million, Ethiopia 183 million, Philippines 141 million, Mexico 132 million, Egypt 121 million, Vietnam 120 million, Russia 108 million, Japan 103 million, Iran 100 million, Turkey 99 million, Uganda 93 million, Tanzania 85 million, Kenya 85 million and United Kingdom 80 million.^ Let’s look at the United States and Mexico.
    • Offtone 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.offtone.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Additional thirdworld countries still in search of the capitalist economic long run include: Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Turkey, Thailand, Laos, Philippines, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Angola, Congo, Uganda, Chad, Kenya, South Africa, Egypt, Iran, and now Afghanistan with the Yanks intervening there since 1979, and so on.
    • The great red herring of overpopulation | rabble.ca 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC rabble.ca [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In the following water-short countries, population will grow in 50 years by large numbers: India will add 519 million (half again), China 211 million, Pakistan 200 million (now at 151 million), and Egypt, Iran, and Mexico, will increase by half again.
    • World Population Awareness - Impacts 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Some fear that the United Kingdom will suffer from severe overpopulation at this rate due to its small size and it already being one of the most densely populated countries with 61 million currently.
2050
  • Africa - 1.9 billion
  • Asia - 5.2 billion
  • Europe - 664 million
  • Latin America & Caribbean - 769 million
  • Northern America - 448 million [18]

Demographic transition

United Nation's population projections by location.
.The theory of demographic transition held that, after the standard of living and life expectancy increase, family sizes and birth rates decline.^ It is also a plain fact that China's present development towards Western standard of living will kill life on earth long before all their inhabitants have reached that goal.
  • Does Our Planet Have Too Many People? | Environment | AlterNet 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ What you fail to notice is the fact that fertility rates diminish dramatically wherever people see their standard of living rise.
  • The inconvenient truth? Overpopulation - Diane Francis 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ At that point, with ever more people, we will start to see declines in the standard of living.
  • Consumption Dwarfs Population as Main Environmental Threat by Fred Pearce: Yale Environment 360 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC e360.yale.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.However, as new data has become available, it has been observed that after a certain level of development the fertility increases again [19].^ March 19, 2008 Africa Science News Service UAE Development - Skyscrapers Built on Sand.
  • World Population Awareness - Impacts 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The data show an increase in the number of times ozone levels exceeded federal health standards in the 20 states from New England to Texas.
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^ With even low nitrate levels in fertilizer runoffs, the amphibians ate less, developed physical abnormalities, suffered paralysis and eventually died.
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.This means that both the worry the theory generated about aging populations and the complacency it bred regarding the future environmental impact of population growth are misguided.^ But, you ask, what about future generations?
  • Consumption Dwarfs Population as Main Environmental Threat by Fred Pearce: Yale Environment 360 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC e360.yale.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I have worried about population growth for a long as I can remember (since childhood).
  • The inconvenient truth? Overpopulation - Diane Francis 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Back in the late 1960s, when Paul Ehrlich wrote his seminal book The Population Bomb, rapid population growth was arguably the number 1 threat to the planet's future.
  • Overpopulation Mantra Overheating as Copenhagen Approaches 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.theflucase.com [Source type: Original source]

.Factors cited in the old theory included such social factors as later ages of marriage, the growing desire of many women in such settings to seek careers outside child rearing and domestic work, and the decreased need of children in industrialized settings.^ But once we discovered agriculture and settled down, there was no need to have as many children.
  • Does Our Planet Have Too Many People? | Environment | AlterNet 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ I do understand your logic, why have your own child when there are already millions of children around the world that need homes.
  • Offtone 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.offtone.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In 2003 they will be working with 452 children in Rwanda and plan to grow the number significantly in the next few years.
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.The latter factor stems from the fact that children perform a great deal of work in small-scale agricultural societies, and work less in industrial ones; it has been cited to explain the decline in birth rates in industrializing regions.^ Educate women and provide them opprotunities in the work force and the freedom to make their own decision and the birth rate will go down.
  • Billionaire club in bid to curb overpopulation 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In particular, he rejects the oft-cited need to keep up the birth rate to pay for pensions.
  • Does Our Planet Have Too Many People? | Environment | AlterNet 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ Economic justice is the answer [ Report this comment ] Posted by: Davidco on Sep 12, 2007 4:26 AM Current rating: 4 [ 1 = poor; 5 = excellent] The one thing we do know is that family size declines as industrialization and economic development spread through a modernizing society.
  • Does Our Planet Have Too Many People? | Environment | AlterNet 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

.Another version of demographic transition is proposed by anthropologist Virginia Abernethy in her book Population Politics, where she claims that the demographic transition occurs primarily in nations where women enjoy a special status (see Fertility-opportunity theory).^ While a demographic “bulge” of women of child-bearing age keeps the world’s population rising for now, continuing declines in fertility will cause the world’s population to stabilize by mid-century and then probably to begin falling.
  • Consumption Dwarfs Population as Main Environmental Threat by Fred Pearce: Yale Environment 360 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC e360.yale.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If we want to survive as a species, we need family planning clinics in every nation where women are gently educated and free to decide when and if to have children.
  • Does Our Planet Have Too Many People? | Environment | AlterNet 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ The importance of her work is that by a study of history it supports what some population experts have been saying for some time, namely, that the "demographic transition theory," which is the basis of U.S. and U.N. policy for controlling world population, is fallacious.
  • Offtone 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.offtone.com [Source type: Original source]

.In strongly patriarchal nations, where she claims women enjoy few special rights, a high standard of living tends to result in population growth[citation needed].^ About 35% of the nation's land area is threatened with a high rate of population growth, deforestation, high incidence of bush fires and inappropriate land use.
  • World Population Awareness - Impacts 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The environment in Pakistan is under great stress, and responsible for the situation are rapid industrial growth, high consumption of fossil fuels and fast rise in population.
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^ A few individual countries have reached too high a level of population.
  • Overpopulation: Not a Problem Now, and Never Will Be 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.fightaging.org [Source type: Original source]

.Many countries have high population growth rates but lower total fertility rates because high population growth in the past skewed the age demographic toward a young age, so the population still rises as the more numerous younger generation approaches maturity.^ There are many other countries where the population growth rate, while still high, is falling.
  • The inconvenient truth? Overpopulation - Diane Francis 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Yet populations in many developed countries keeps rising.
  • The great red herring of overpopulation | rabble.ca 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC rabble.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ Ubanization and population growth threaten the environment more than any previous era.
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[citation needed]
."Demographic entrapment" is a concept developed by Maurice King, Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Leeds, who posits that this phenomenon occurs when a country has a population larger than its carrying capacity, no possibility of migration, and exports too little to be able to import food.^ Most deforestation is occurring in developing countries.
  • Consumption Dwarfs Population as Main Environmental Threat by Fred Pearce: Yale Environment 360 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC e360.yale.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In the case of climate change, such as prolonged drought, in cases of exhausted soils it is a case of the population being larger than the current environment can support.
  • The great red herring of overpopulation | rabble.ca 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC rabble.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ A recent study reports that no-flow events occur more frequently and last longer than in previous years.
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This will cause starvation. .He claims that for example many sub-Saharan nations are or will become stuck in demographic entrapment, instead of having a demographic transition.^ He claims that for example many sub-Saharan nations are or will become stuck in demographic entrapment, instead of having a demographic transition.
  • Overpopulation.eu 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC overpopulation.eu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Many sub-Saharan countries are quoted as examples of demographic entrapment, for example Uganda , where the total fertility rate stands at 6.71 children born per woman, even though the economy has shown steady growth since 1990 and life expectancy stands at 53 (figures from the 2006 edition of the CIA world factbook ).
  • Overpopulation K-12 Lesson Plans & Background Information 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.juliantrubin.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As a result, world population growth rates are starting to decline, and in fact a contrary problem has arisen: with the demographic spreads of many nations tending to become elderly-heavy, how can the younger generations hope to support them?
  • overpopulation@Everything2.com 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC everything2.com [Source type: Original source]

[20]
For the world as a whole, the number of children born per woman decreased from 5.02 to 2.65 between 1950 and 2005. A breakdown by continent is as follows:
Excluding the observed reversal in fertility decrease for high development, the projected world number of children born per woman for 2050 would be around 2.05. Only the Middle East & North Africa (2.09) and Sub-Saharan Africa (2.61) would then have numbers greater than 2.05.[21]

Carrying capacity

.There is wide variability both in the definition and in the proposed size of the Earth's carrying capacity, with estimates ranging from 1 to 1000 billion.^ Probably because back then the estimates were that by 2020 there would be 20 billion people, then that became 15 billion a few years later, then 10 billion.
  • Does Our Planet Have Too Many People? | Environment | AlterNet 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ Yes Wikipedia has a fine definition, but are we talking about carrying capacity, or habitat destruction?
  • Offtone 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.offtone.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Estimates of the global cost of SARS, have varied from $30 billion, to $150 billion.
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[22] .Around two-thirds of the estimates fall in the range of 4 billion to 16 billion (with unspecified standard errors), with a median of about 10 billion.^ They will raise the population of the poor world from approaching 3.5 billion to about 5.5 billion, making them the poor two-thirds.
  • Consumption Dwarfs Population as Main Environmental Threat by Fred Pearce: Yale Environment 360 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC e360.yale.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A major culprit is coal, on which China relies for about two-thirds of its energy needs.
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^ The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continued to reduce the allowable level to the current 10 mcg/dl in 1991, about 100 parts per billion.
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[23]
.In a study titled Food, Land, Population and the U.S. Economy, David Pimentel, professor of ecology and agriculture at Cornell University, and Mario Giampietro, senior researcher at the US National Research Institute on Food and Nutrition (INRAN), estimate the maximum U.S. population for a sustainable economy at 200 million.^ Recently, Robert Engelman vice president for programs at the Worldwatch Institute and author of “More: Population, Nature, and What Women Want”, wrote a piece for the Christian Science Monitor titled: “Sustainable population, minus the control.” .

^ A winter wheat breeder and professor at Washington State University, said there were huge problems in agriculture today and this is one approach.
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^ About 35% of the nation's land area is threatened with a high rate of population growth, deforestation, high incidence of bush fires and inappropriate land use.
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.According to this theory, in order to achieve a sustainable economy and avert disaster, the United States would have to reduce its population by at least one-third, and world population would have to be reduced by two-thirds.^ Would the United States be a world player if we only had the 3 million population we had of the first census?
  • Offtone 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.offtone.com [Source type: Original source]

^ At least have one,two tops so as not to add to the population.
  • Does Our Planet Have Too Many People? | Environment | AlterNet 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ Saudi Arabia and the United States are the world's worst greenhouse gas emitters, while Sweden and Germany are the best among major economies, said a report by a German environmental group Friday .
  • The great red herring of overpopulation | rabble.ca 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC rabble.ca [Source type: Original source]

[24]
.Steve Jones, head of the biology department at University College London, has said, "Humans are 10,000 times more common than we should be, according to the rules of the animal kingdom, and we have agriculture to thank for that.^ Within these ecosystems are more than 30,000 species of advanced plants and over 63,000 kinds of vertebrates.
  • World Population Awareness - Impacts 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The measure could encourage more development according to Taxpayers for Common Sense.
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^ A winter wheat breeder and professor at Washington State University, said there were huge problems in agriculture today and this is one approach.
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.Without farming, the world population would probably have reached half a million by now."^ And in 1968, Paul Ehrlich wrote in The Population Bomb that the battle to feed humanity was over and predicted 65 million Americans would die of starvation by the mid-1980's.
  • U.N. targets population growth at Cairo summit | CFACT 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.cfact.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ With a world population of 6 billion (now 6.5 billion), and the addition of 3 billion over the next 50 years, the bio-hazard of human population growth can only be expected to grow in the years ahead.
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^ Would the United States be a world player if we only had the 3 million population we had of the first census?
  • Offtone 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.offtone.com [Source type: Original source]

[25]
.Some groups (for example, the World Wide Fund for Nature[26][27] and Global Footprint Network[28]) have stated that the carrying capacity for the human population has been exceeded as measured using the Ecological Footprint.^ The State of World Population: culture, gender and human rights , 2008).
  • United Nations Overpopulation Denial Conference 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.laetusinpraesens.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The State of World Population: culture, gender and human rights.
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^ We’ve already exceeded global carrying capacity.
  • Overpopulation: Not a Problem Now, and Never Will Be 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.fightaging.org [Source type: Original source]

.In 2006, WWF's "Living Planet Report" stated that in order for all humans to live with the current consumpiton patterns of Europeans, we would be spending three times more than what the planet can renew.^ Again - humanity needs to live sustainably on this planet.
  • The great red herring of overpopulation | rabble.ca 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC rabble.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ Humans, like all other creatures on the planet, have a VERY STRONG biological urge to reproduce.
  • Does Our Planet Have Too Many People? | Environment | AlterNet 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ All of those tragic nation states which were prevented from falling to domino effect during the cold war and under economic tutelage of the west for decades at a time.
  • The great red herring of overpopulation | rabble.ca 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC rabble.ca [Source type: Original source]

[29] .Humanity as a whole was using, by 2006, 40 percent more than what Earth can regenerate.^ In the state of Para, more than 30,000 families were said to have been settled in 2006.
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^ Cotton yields in India are less than 20% of those in other countries, yet Indian farmers use 25 times more water than farmers in California.
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^ Paving and populating, consuming and polluting, humans are causing More is at stake than simply the spice of life.
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[30]
.But critics question the simplifications and statistical methods used in calculating Ecological Footprints.^ Questionable use of the best of scientific method in relation to "climate change" .
  • United Nations Overpopulation Denial Conference 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.laetusinpraesens.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Therefore Global Footprint Network and its partner organizations have engaged with national governments and international agencies to test the results - reviews have been produced by France, Germany, the European Commission, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Japan and the United Arab Emirates.^ Thankfully, our government formed the “Environmental Protection Agency” that outlawed the use of DDT in the United States.

^ The results will be used by Japan at the next annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission.
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^ One example is that relating to the Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential , as an alternative approach to global modelling ( Assessment: Global modelling perspective ; Simulating a Global Brain: using networks of international organizations, world problems, strategies, and values , 2001).
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[31] .Some point out that a more refined method of assessing Ecological Footprint is to designate sustainable versus non-sustainable categories of consumption.^ Such concerns may be seen in the context of ecological philosophy and ecological psychology and their implications for more appropriate engagement with sustainability ( Psychology of Sustainability: embodying cyclic environmental processes , 2002).
  • United Nations Overpopulation Denial Conference 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.laetusinpraesens.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ At some point, we cannot consume water that isn’t available if we grow by five, ten or 20 million more people.

^ Yea why don't you go out and gut down some more trees for a tree ring count you bafoon....
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[32][33] .However, if yield estimates were adjusted for sustainable levels of production, the yield figures would be lower, and hence the overshoot estimated by the Ecological Footprint method even higher.^ Over-population — even at the current level, even for the poor — cannot be sustained by the available land and freshwater.
  • Consumption Dwarfs Population as Main Environmental Threat by Fred Pearce: Yale Environment 360 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC e360.yale.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ However, the result is that the products from these crops have high levels of genetically modified organisms, GMOs, which in turn taint foods they are added to.
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^ Currently consumption is well beyond the limits of sustainibility, and even if we wiped out all of the wealthy nations, about 1/6 of the world population, the remaining consumption level would still be over the limit.
  • The great red herring of overpopulation | rabble.ca 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC rabble.ca [Source type: Original source]

Resources

.David Pimentel,[34] Professor Emeritus at Cornell University, has stated that "With the imbalance growing between population numbers and vital life sustaining resources, humans must actively conserve cropland, freshwater, energy, and biological resources.^ The state's Fire and Resource Assessment Program will address this imbalance between consumption and conservation.
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^ A demographically sustainable Europe needs to have a stable or slowly shrinking population as the existing infrastructure operates most efficiently when the number of inhabitants remains fairly constant.
  • Overpopulation Mantra Overheating as Copenhagen Approaches 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.theflucase.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Indeed, the World population and its continual growth is the real cause of pollution and rapid deterioration of the World's resources , such as the Oceans, forests, water,air, the environment and its creatures and all that which is necessary to sustain life on this Planet .
  • The inconvenient truth? Overpopulation - Diane Francis 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: Original source]

.There is a need to develop renewable energy resources.^ It has been said that if all of the earth moves up to the energy consumption level of the developed countries we would need three planet earths’ worth of fossil fuel resources to sustain us.
  • Over Population Of The Planet And Global Warming 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.scientificblogging.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It has been estimated that the Swiss population would have to be one sixth of its present level if the country were to base itself on its own renewable energy resources and maintain its present living standards.
  • http://www.realworld.u-net.com/ecolist.population.html 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.realworld.u-net.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Overpopulation is the worlds top environmental issue, followed closely by climate change and the need to develop renewable energy resources to replace fossil fuels, according to a survey of the faculty at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) .
  • FuturePundit: SUNY ESF Profs Rank Overpopulation Above Global Warming As Problem 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.futurepundit.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Humans everywhere must understand that rapid population growth damages the Earth’s resources and diminishes human well-being."^ Population growth is at the root of pollution and diminishing resources.
  • The inconvenient truth? Overpopulation - Diane Francis 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Answer: endless human population growth.

^ Back in the late 1960s, when Paul Ehrlich wrote his seminal book The Population Bomb, rapid population growth was arguably the number 1 threat to the planet's future.
  • Overpopulation Mantra Overheating as Copenhagen Approaches 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.theflucase.com [Source type: Original source]

[35][36]
.These reflect the comments also of the United States Geological Survey in their paper The Future of Planet Earth: Scientific Challenges in the Coming Century.^ September 11, 2002 San Francisco Chronicle The Quest to Grow Without Grime: Providing Power to the Poor Without Destroying the Planet is This Century's Biggest Challenge.
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^ We are being told the world's burgeoning growth of humanity is strangling the planet and jeopardizing the future of coming generations.
  • U.N. targets population growth at Cairo summit | CFACT 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.cfact.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Put at its most succinct, the United Nations effectively denies, on behalf of its member states, that there is any problem of overpopulation, now or in the decades to come .
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"As the global population continues to grow...people will place greater and greater demands on the resources of our planet, including mineral and energy resources, open space, water, and plant and animal resources."[citation needed] "Earth's natural wealth: an audit" by New Scientist magazine states that many of the minerals that we use for a variety of products are in danger of running out in the near future[citation needed]. .A handful of geologists around the world have calculated the costs of new technologies in terms of the materials they use and the implications of their spreading to the developing world.^ They will use a "crippled" virus that cannot replicate itself, so it cannot spread from animal to animal.
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^ People think about the world around them, they think about it in terms of how they can get the most out of it.
  • Offtone 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.offtone.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Cancer is the 2nd leading cause of death in America, and diet is strongly implicated around the world in the causes for different types of cancer.
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.All agree that the planet's booming population and rising standards of living are set to put unprecedented demands on the materials that only Earth itself can provide[citation needed].^ After World War II, population growth and rising incomes drove up the demand for seafood.
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^ We must engage a “US Sustainable Immigration Policy of 100,000 Annually.” We must engage a “US Sustainable Population Policy” and working toward a “US Sustainable Energy Policy.” We might consider a “US Quality of Life Policy” that engages population stability not only for humans, but for all living creatures.

^ It is also a plain fact that China's present development towards Western standard of living will kill life on earth long before all their inhabitants have reached that goal.
  • Does Our Planet Have Too Many People? | Environment | AlterNet 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

.Limitations on how much of these materials is available could even mean that some technologies are not worth pursuing long term....^ Any ideas as to how we could push this age fact into some type of ”phycological weapen”?
  • Billionaire club in bid to curb overpopulation 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And in present-day subsistence cultures many women choose not to limit the number of children, for reasons enumerated above, and many have no means to limit the number of children, even if they want to.
  • The great red herring of overpopulation | rabble.ca 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC rabble.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ The technology is evolving slowly, but bonding for long-term water treatment should be required of any new mine.
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"Virgin stocks of several metals appear inadequate to sustain the modern 'developed world' quality of life for all of Earth's people under contemporary technology".[37]
.On the other hand, some researchers, such as Julian Simon and Bjorn Lomborg believe that resources exist for further population growth.^ Indeed, the World population and its continual growth is the real cause of pollution and rapid deterioration of the World's resources , such as the Oceans, forests, water,air, the environment and its creatures and all that which is necessary to sustain life on this Planet .
  • The inconvenient truth? Overpopulation - Diane Francis 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There are many other countries where the population growth rate, while still high, is falling.
  • The inconvenient truth? Overpopulation - Diane Francis 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I do believe that most of Europe is experiencing zero population growth.
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.However, critics warn, this will be at a high cost to the Earth: "the technological optimists are probably correct in claiming that overall world food production can be increased substantially over the next few decades...[however] the environmental cost of what Paul R. and Anne H. Ehrlich describe as 'turning the Earth into a giant human feedlot' could be severe.^ When it does, world food production will decline.
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^ And in 1968, Paul Ehrlich wrote in The Population Bomb that the battle to feed humanity was over and predicted 65 million Americans would die of starvation by the mid-1980's.
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^ LNG is cooled to minus-260 degrees to turn it into a liquid to be shipped in tankers from wells around the world.
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A large expansion of agriculture to provide growing populations with improved diets is likely to lead to further deforestation, loss of species, soil erosion, and pollution from pesticides and fertilizer runoff as farming intensifies and new land is brought into production."[38] Since we are intimately dependent upon the living systems of the Earth,[39][40][41] some scientists have questioned the wisdom of further expansion.[42]
According to the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, a four-year research effort by 1,360 of the world’s leading scientists commissioned to measure the actual value of natural resources to humans and the world, "The structure of the world’s ecosystems changed more rapidly in the second half of the twentieth century than at any time in recorded human history, and virtually all of Earth’s ecosystems have now been significantly transformed through human actions."[43] "Ecosystem services, particularly food production, timber and fisheries, are important for employment and economic activity. .Intensive use of ecosystems often produces the greatest short-term advantage, but excessive and unsustainable use can lead to losses in the long term.^ This is a short-term venture with potential long-term losses for the area.
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^ In the main, though, your logic is faulty because you confuse short term and long term effects of increased personal wealth.
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^ These days, the term is usually used to describe an entire ecosystem, and in our case, the only one we got - the Earth (mom Gaia ) herself.
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.A country could cut its forests and deplete its fisheries, and this would show only as a positive gain to GDP, despite the loss of capital assets.^ Not only would there be a huge die off, our civilization in its death throes will deplete the remaining dense-energy, ruin natural productivity like fisheries, forests, and soil, poison the air and water, and kill large portions of the biota.

^ We could, arguably, cease to subsidize children, and even offer incentives for parents to have only one child, but I doubt if the lowering of the population would be large.
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^ I have only sketched lines of thinking showing that we would be severely misguided not to push for extended life out of fear of overpopulation.
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.If the full economic value of ecosystems were taken into account in decision-making, their degradation could be significantly slowed down or even reversed."^ The river-dwelling population stopped cutting down the trees once they realised they could make a living from the fruits.
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^ The conference considered how to demonstrate and quantify the economic costs and impacts on human welfare globally and locally due to biodiversity loss and ecosystems degradation.
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^ Educate women and provide them opprotunities in the work force and the freedom to make their own decision and the birth rate will go down.
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[44][45]
.Another study by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) called the Global Environment Outlook [2] which involved 1,400 scientists and took five years to prepare comes to similar conclusions.^ Environment Day was recognised by the UN in 1972 and led to the establishment of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
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^ Earthwatch Institute is a global volunteer organization that offers members of the public opportunities to act for the environment by working alongside leading field scientists and researchers.
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^ Polluted water and air, and the environment, kill more than three million children under five every year.
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.It "found that human consumption had far outstripped available resources.^ Malthus said that the growing European population would quickly outstrip its available resourc...
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^ Less then one percent of the Earths water is fit and available for human consumption and many people must survive with polluted water sources.

^ But when human beings are trapped in cycles of chronic starvation, people tend to change their perception and the whole world is seen as a local resource that should be available to everyone.
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.Each person on Earth now requires a third more land to supply his or her needs than the planet can supply."^ Says: May 24th, 2009 at 6:15 am ill say we are too many on earth , or we get a new planet or we are f&?k , we use more of the ressource than the planet itself can give us , .
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^ Almost a third of the agricultural land in the US is planted in gene-altered crops, and more than half in Argentina and Paraguay.
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^ Forests supply food, medicines, and wood-based products and cover almost a third of the earth's surface, half the forested land at the dawn of agriculture.
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.It faults a failure to "respond to or recognise the magnitude of the challenges facing the people and the environment of the planet...^ On the face of it, fewer people seems like good news for the environment.
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^ One of the greatest challenges faced by humankind is to improve the well-being of the 2.6 billion people lacking access to basic sanitation.
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.'The systematic destruction of the Earth's natural and nature-based resources has reached a point where the economic viability of economies is being challenged - and where the bill we hand to our children may prove impossible to pay'...^ This is direct evidence that aggregate consumption exceeds natural income in certain critical categories and that the carrying capacity of this one Earth is being steadily eroded.
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^ The societies presented in his book may not necessarily apply to our increasingly global society, where a wealth of resources from one area may serve to aid an area lacking such resources.
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^ Perhaps the capitalistic economic system that rules Earth does not want to let you know the truth about our crashing population and that we will reach zero population growth very shortly.
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.The report's authors say its objective is 'not to present a dark and gloomy scenario, but an urgent call to action'. It warns that tackling the problems may affect the vested interests of powerful groups, and that the environment must be moved to the core of decision-making...^ However, they should be educated about the problems of overpopulation and family planning so they can make educated decisions of their own accord.

^ We believe people should be educated about how overpopulation affects the environment and everyone’s quality of life and have access to family planning, and then–on their own–make responsible family planning decisions.
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^ Another reason that the question of population may have trouble maintaining the public eye is that is an ever present problem.
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'[46]
.Although all resources, whether mineral or other, are limited on the planet, there is a degree of self-correction whenever a scarcity or high-demand for a particular kind is experienced.^ Humans, like all other creatures on the planet, have a VERY STRONG biological urge to reproduce.
  • Does Our Planet Have Too Many People? | Environment | AlterNet 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ There are many other countries where the population growth rate, while still high, is falling.
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^ By the way, it was originally called Global Warming, but science proved that the earth and all the other planets began to cool and it could no longer hold that title.
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.For example in 1990 known reserves of many natural resources were higher, and their prices lower, than in 1970, despite higher demand and higher consumption.^ Many are still better than the USA on an emissions per person basis but their pollution went up despite a shortage of babies in some places.
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^ With 34,000 hotel and condominium units operating or under construction, including 45 golf courses, the demands on the natural resources are overwhelming.
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^ Thus, more than 99 percent of the metals used by people are virtually inexhaustible, and as can be expected, have been dropping in price as proven reserves have skyrocketed.
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.Whenever a price spike would occur, the market tended to correct itself whether by substituting an equivalent resource or switching to a new technology.^ If the world could simply come to terms with the need to integrate technology and what little hydrocarbon resources we still have to increase our biomass production, it's likely that population in and of itself would not be as threatening as it might now appear.
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^ Which means improving an individual’s wellbeing can be accomplished by using new technology and or previously untapped resources — or redistributing the resources already used by other humans.

^ Population control would be only one small part of a whole new relationship with the earth and its resources; trying to deal with it in isolation is futile.
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[47]

Fresh water

.Fresh water supplies, on which agriculture depends, are running low worldwide.^ Partly or fully irrigated agriculture claims 70% of the fresh water supplies and accounts for over 3% of global employment.
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^ When water supplies run tight, the government would step in and take land away from private citizens with underground resevoirs on their land.
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[48][49] .This water crisis is only expected to worsen as the population increases.^ The country has a population of roughly 70 million and only 6% have access to basic sanitation and less than a quarter have access to clean water.
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^ An increasing population reduces availability of arable land and water.
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^ Poor access to fresh water is expected to nearly double with population growth.
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.Lester R. Brown of the Earth Policy Institute argues that declining water supplies will have future disastrous consequences for agriculture.^ Access to water supply has risen from 61% to 75% in developing countries, but the proportion of people with access to sanitary excreta disposal declined from 36% to 34%.
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^ Partly or fully irrigated agriculture claims 70% of the fresh water supplies and accounts for over 3% of global employment.
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^ September 17, 2002 Earth Policy Institute Altered Fish in a Battle for Survival.
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.Potential problems with dependence on desalination are reviewed below, however, the majority of the world's freshwater supply is contained in the polar icecaps, and underground river systems accessible through springs and wells.^ China's cities are the world's smoggiest and the government says its major rivers are badly polluted.
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^ You also mentioned a potential for more wars with larger populations, however, history shows that many major conflicts arose when there was a disproportionate amount of males.
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^ However about the the vast majority of climatologists who conduct peer-reviewed scientific research disagree with him.
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Fresh water can be obtained from salt water by desalination. For example, Malta derives two thirds of its freshwater by desalination. .A number of nuclear powered desalination plants exist;[51] these could continuously provide drinking water with few limitations, if the development of breeder reactors results in nuclear fuel becoming renewable resource.^ These places were denuded, exploited, and destroyed by the need to provide for ever increasing populations, and FTAA didn't even exist.
  • The great red herring of overpopulation | rabble.ca 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC rabble.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ It is unlikely that the antidepressant could get into the drinking water because the wastewater plant is several miles away from the lake.
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^ Thus automotive companies are given no incentives to improve fuel efficiency or develop renewable fuel sources.
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[52] .However, the high costs of desalination, especially for poor countries, make impractical the transport of large amounts of desalinated seawater to interiors of large countries.^ Public transport needs to be improved dramatically, and certainly that is on the cards, but we're spending huge amounts of money to make it easier for people to drive cars.
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^ I think that fertility and preganacy is determined biologically and especially so in piss poor thirdworld capitalist countries.
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^ International trade may alleviate poverty for some countries but makes fish as food increasingly unattainable in poor areas.
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[53] .The cost of desalinization varies; Israel is now desalinating water for a cost of 53 cents per cubic meter,[54] Singapore at 49 cents per cubic meter.^ In 1993, The decades-old "permissible exposure level" is 52 micrograms per cubic meter of air and advocates sought a new level of 0.25 micrograms.
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^ OSHA calculated that 5 micrograms per cubic meter would result in 10 to 45 excess deaths per 1,000 workers.
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[55] .In the United States, the cost is 81 cents per cubic meter ($3.06 for 1,000 gallons).^ The evaporation system is reducing the need for water from 5,000 gallons per minute to 0.5 to 3 gallons per minute and also keeps salts and metals on the heap and out of the surrounding environment.
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^ Figures from China suggest that 36.7 of every 100,000 asthma patients will die, while in the United States the death rate is 5.2 per 100,000.
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^ Seven floods in Jamaica from 1979 to 1993 caused 116 deaths, left 51,000 homeless and cost an average of J$ 1.6 billion per flood.
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[56]
.According to a 2004 study by Zhoua and Tolb, "one needs to lift the water by 2000 m, or transport it over more than 1600 km to get transport costs equal to the desalination costs.^ In 23 of the 192 countries in the report, more than 10% of deaths can be traced to unsafe drinking water and indoor air pollution.
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^ Cotton yields in India are less than 20% of those in other countries, yet Indian farmers use 25 times more water than farmers in California.
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^ The study, which was based on more than 80,000 specimens, was hailed as groundbreaking by leading scientists in the field.
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.Desalinated water is expensive in places that are both somewhat far from the sea and somewhat high, such as Riyadh and Harare.^ High population growth, such as that now taking place in many African countries, is not sustainable.
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^ It only grows in warm waters, such as those in the Gulf of Mexico but has now been reported as far north as the Baltic Sea.
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.In other places, the dominant cost is desalination, not transport.^ In other places, the dominant cost is desalination, not transport.
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^ One study of the costs of desalination and its transport says that "Indeed, one needs to lift the water by 2000 m, or transport it over more than 1600 km to get transport costs equal to the desalination costs.
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^ Increasing housing, services, transportation, and other infrastructure place ever-greater demands on the state's land, water, and other natural resources.
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This leads to somewhat lower costs in places like Beijing, Bangkok, Zaragoza, Phoenix, and, of course, coastal cities like Tripoli." Thus while the study is generally positive about the technology for affluent areas that are proximate to oceans, it concludes that "Desalinated water may be a solution for some water-stress regions, but not for places that are poor, deep in the interior of a continent, or at high elevation. .Unfortunately, that includes some of the places with biggest water problems."^ But some are skeptical: "If they can't tell us what the problem is, then how can they tell us that they've taken it out of the water?"
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^ Answer: AIDS is prevalent in Africa, where some of the world's biggest population growth is taking place.
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^ But this place is evolution's workshop, where some of the most unique animal species in the world dwell on land and waters.
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[57] Another potential problem with desalination is the byproduction of saline brine, which can be a major cause of marine pollution when dumped back into the oceans at high temperatures."[57]
.The world's largest desalination plant is the Jebel Ali Desalination Plant (Phase 2) in the United Arab Emirates, which can produce 300 million cubic meters of water per year,[58] or about 2500 gallons per second.^ "A car that gets 30 miles per gallon would have to be driven 23 million miles - the distance of a trip circling the world over 930 times" - to cause as much global warming that the test would emit.
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^ Some 9 percent of the world's tree species are at risk of extinction; tropical deforestation may exceed 130,000 square kilometers per year.
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^ The evaporation system is reducing the need for water from 5,000 gallons per minute to 0.5 to 3 gallons per minute and also keeps salts and metals on the heap and out of the surrounding environment.
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The largest desalination plant in the US is the one at Tampa Bay, Florida, which began desalinizing 25 million gallons (95000 m³) of water per day in December 2007.[59] A January 17, 2008, article in the Wall Street Journal states, "Worldwide, 13,080 desalination plants produce more than 12 billion gallons of water a day, according to the International Desalination Association." [60] After being desalinized at Jubail, Saudi Arabia, water is pumped 200 miles (320 km) inland though a pipeline to the capital city of Riyadh.[61]

Food

.Studies agree that there is enough food to support the world population,[62][63] but critics dispute this, particularly if sustainability is taken into account.^ There is a growing demand from the growing world population.
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^ Canadian rate is about 8.0 and over half of the world's population is over the sustainable level.
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^ There is enough space, enough food and enough money for everyone to live perfectly fine!” .
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[64]
.More than 100 countries now import wheat and 40 countries import rice.^ It absorbed more than 40% of the country's waste water.
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^ More than 100 countries have backed the vault.
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^ In 23 of the 192 countries in the report, more than 10% of deaths can be traced to unsafe drinking water and indoor air pollution.
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Egypt and Iran rely on imports for 40% of their grain supply. .Algeria, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan import 70% or more.^ Avian Influenza (or Bird Flu) hit poultry farms in 8 countries in Asia (China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Japan, Lao, Thailand, South Korea and Vietnam).
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^ They are competing there with fleets from China, Japan, Russia, South Korea, and Taiwan.
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.Yemen and Israel import more than 90%.^ Microsoft famously owns more than 90% of the world's computer operating system market.
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^ Sierra Club More than 90% of America's native prairies have been lost to cultivation.
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^ Many spawning grounds have been destroyed and more than 90% of Caspian Sea beluga sturgeon start in artificial hatcheries.
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.And just 6 countries - Argentina, Australia, Canada, France, Thailand and the US - supply 90% of grain exports.^ The USA contributes 22% of CO2 emissions, and Canada is the USA's largest supplier of fossil fuels among several energy exporting countries .
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^ The Brazilian perfume and cosmetics industry reported growth of 37.1% in the past five years, while the country's overall industry saw just 2.7% growth and the cosmetics industry doubled its exports.
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^ But two groups attacked the new report disputing the impact of gene-altered crops noting that the technology is concentrated in a handful of countries, with the US, Argentina, Canada and Brazil accounting for 90% of the world's biotech acreage.
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.In recent decades the US alone supplied almost half of world grain exports.^ Almost a third of the agricultural land in the US is planted in gene-altered crops, and more than half in Argentina and Paraguay.
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^ Forests supply food, medicines, and wood-based products and cover almost a third of the earth's surface, half the forested land at the dawn of agriculture.
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^ More than half of the world's forest area is found in the Russian Federation, Brazil, Canada, US and China.
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[65][66]
.A 2001 United Nations report says population growth is "the main force driving increases in agricultural demand" but "most recent expert assessments are cautiously optimistic about the ability of global food production to keep up with demand for the foreseeable future (that is to say, until approximately 2030 or 2050)", assuming declining population growth rates.^ With urbanization, the demand for processed food increases.
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^ Driving has increased at four times the increase in population.
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^ The main reason is the population growth.
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[67]
However, the observed figures for 2007 show an actual increase in absolute numbers of undernourished people in the world, 923 million in 2007 versus 832 million in 1995.[68]; the more recent FAO estimates point out to an even more dramatic increase, to 1.02 billion in 2009.[69]

Global perspective

.
Growth in food production has been greater than population growth.
^ Ubanization and population growth threaten the environment more than any previous era.
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^ "Since 1992, even the most conservative estimates agree that an area of tropical rainforest greater than the size of California has been converted mostly for food and fuel.
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^ What I am told is that there is a distribution problem rather than a food production problem.
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Food per person increased during the 1961-2005 period.
.The amounts of natural resources in this context are not necessarily fixed, and their distribution is not necessarily a zero-sum game.^ The amounts of natural resources in this context are not necessarily fixed, and their distribution is not necessarily a zero-sum game .
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^ Its not the amount that is the problem, its the distribution of said resources...
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^ Check with your state's appropriate wildlife or natural resource agency on any game regulations that may restrict your deer management choices.
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For example, due to the Green Revolution and the fact that more and more land is appropriated each year from wild lands for agricultural purposes, the worldwide production of food had steadily increased up until 1995. World food production per person was considerably higher in 2005 than 1961.[70]
.As world population doubled from 3 billion to 6 billion, daily Calorie consumption in poor countries increased from 1,932 to 2,650, and the percentage of people in those countries who were malnourished fell from 45% to 18%.^ This is a country with a population of 1.3 billion.
  • The inconvenient truth? Overpopulation - Diane Francis 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Since then the world's and this countries' population has dramatically increased.
  • The inconvenient truth? Overpopulation - Diane Francis 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ So there is PLENTY OF SPACE FOR BILLIONS MORE PEOPLE. Overpopulation is only a problem for those who seek to control.
  • Billionaire club in bid to curb overpopulation 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: Original source]

.This suggests that Third World poverty and famine are caused by underdevelopment, not overpopulation.^ Myth 8: Overpopulation is the chief cause of poverty.

^ This suggests that third world poverty and famine are caused by underdevelopment, not overpopulation.
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^ MYTH 8: Overpopulation is the chief cause of poverty.
  • The Over Population Myth - Provided by Bob Sperlazzo 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.juntosociety.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[71] However, others question these statistics.[72] .From 1950 to 1984, as the Green Revolution transformed agriculture around the world, grain production increased by over 250%.^ Taylor explains that although global population has doubled since World War II, world grain production has actually tripled.
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^ Around the world, pristine areas are under increasing threat from expanding human settlements and pollution.
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^ Since 1960 alone, technological advances have enabled us to double world food production and gain a 30 percent increase in farmland productivity.
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[73] .The world population has grown by about four billion since the beginning of the Green Revolution and most believe that, without the Revolution, there would be greater famine and malnutrition than the UN presently documents.^ There is a growing demand from the growing world population.
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^ Canadian rate is about 8.0 and over half of the world's population is over the sustainable level.
  • The great red herring of overpopulation | rabble.ca 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC rabble.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ But explosive population growth would have been impossible without fossil fuels for mechanized agriculture and fishing, fertilizers, pesticides, transportation, etc.
  • The great red herring of overpopulation | rabble.ca 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC rabble.ca [Source type: Original source]

[74][75]
.The number of people who are overweight has surpassed the number who are undernourished.^ According to the World Health Organization (WHO), air pollution kills 3 million people annually, three times the number "who die ...
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^ One of the objectives is to cut in half by 2015 the number of people who still lack toilet facilities.
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In a 2006 news story, MSNBC reported, "There are an estimated 800 million undernourished people and more than a billion considered overweight worldwide." The U.S. has one of the highest rates of obesity in the world.[76]
Percentage of population suffering from malnutrition by country, according to United Nations statistics.
.The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations states in its report The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2006, that while the number of undernourished people in the developing countries has declined by about three million, a smaller proportion of the populations of developing countries is undernourished today than in 1990–92: 17% against 20%.^ Would the United States be a world player if we only had the 3 million population we had of the first census?
  • Offtone 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.offtone.com [Source type: Original source]

^ That's 1 billion more people than the United States, and far more than that versus the population of Canada.
  • The inconvenient truth? Overpopulation - Diane Francis 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Dubai's population is a measly 1.4 million people.
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.Furthermore, FAO’s projections suggest that the proportion of hungry people in developing countries could be halved from 1990-92 levels to 10% by 2015. The FAO also states "We have emphasized first and foremost that reducing hunger is no longer a question of means in the hands of the global community.^ I have no idea if the world can support 9 billion people as it copes with global warming at the same time, but it seems like one question it would be best not to get an answer to.
  • Does Our Planet Have Too Many People? | Environment | AlterNet 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ Countries such as China and India are hungry for Canada's natural resources and it is imperative that the province strike the balance between conservation and development.
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^ People have to abandon areas that are no longer habitable.
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.The world is richer today than it was ten years ago.^ Forty years ago, on average, every woman in the world bore six children: now that figure is below three.
  • Overpopulation: Resources for Understanding and Taking Action - Peak oil and the crisis in agriculture 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.culturechange.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A year ago, it hosted an expert meeting at which demographers from all over the world concluded they did not know how low fertility can go.
  • USCCB - Pro-Life Activities - The Myth of Overpopulation and the Folks Who Brought it to You 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.usccb.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In just a little more than 130 years, humans have run through more than half the world's reserves of oil and natural gas.
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.There is more food available and still more could be produced without excessive upward pressure on prices.^ The pressure is on to produce more food for more people.
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^ The more humans there are the more wastes that is produced.
  • Overpopulation and Population Control 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.johnstons.org [Source type: Original source]

^ There is more food available and still more could be produced without excessive upward pressure on prices.
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.The knowledge and resources to reduce hunger are there.^ The knowledge and resources to reduce hunger are there.
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.What is lacking is sufficient political will to mobilize those resources to the benefit of the hungry."^ What is lacking is sufficient political will to mobilize those resources to the benefit of the hungry."
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^ The only areas where there is over-population is where there is a lack of sustainable resources or the technology to use those resources.

^ Yes, there are places where people lack resources and go hungry, but eliminating neighbors is not the solution to the condition of poverty.
  • Is Human Population Really the Problem? 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.jefflindsay.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[3]PDF
.As of 2008, the price of grain has increased due to more farming used in biofuels,[77] world oil prices at over $100 a barrel,[78] global population growth,[79] climate change,[80] loss of agricultural land to residential and industrial development,[81][82] and growing consumer demand in China and India[83][84] Food riots have recently taken place in many countries across the world.^ Yet populations in many developed countries keeps rising.
  • The great red herring of overpopulation | rabble.ca 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC rabble.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ International scientists have ignored the impact land-use change has on the climate.
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^ There is a growing demand from the growing world population.
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[85][86][87] .An epidemic of stem rust on wheat caused by race Ug99 is currently spreading across Africa and into Asia and is causing major concern.^ SARS, a pneumonia caused by a new coronavirus originated from animals, emerged in southern China and spread quickly across Asia and North America.
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.A virulent wheat disease could destroy most of the world’s main wheat crops, leaving millions to starve.^ Millions of people could lose their homes and livelihoods as the world's deserts expand.
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^ This year at least 5 million people require emergency food assistance because they could not raise their own crops.
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^ China hopes the commercialization of genetically engineered rice will be a global event, because rice is the world's most important food staple and it could offer higher yields.
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.The fungus has spread from Africa to Iran, and may already be in Afghanistan and Pakistan.^ The AIDS virus may have first infected hunters given access to Africa's forests by logging roads and subsequently spread by human contact.
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^ In Iran, villages abandoned because of spreading deserts already number in the thousands.
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[88][89][90]
.It is becoming increasingly difficult to maintain food security in a world beset by a confluence of "peak" phenomena, namely peak oil, peak water, peak phosphorus, peak grain and peak fish.^ I wonder, what will come first: Peak Oil for the world or "peak water" for India?
  • Overpopulation Mantra Overheating as Copenhagen Approaches 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.theflucase.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Wed14Oct2009 tagged climate change , energy crisis , overpopulation , overshoot , peak oil , resources , species extinction , too many people and water shortages .

^ Peak food, peak energy, peak water, peak climate, peak topsoil and on and on.
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.Growing populations, falling energy sources and food shortages will create the "perfect storm" by 2030, according to the UK government chief scientist.^ Those daunting numbers will create water shortages and energy problems we cannot solve.

^ There is no shortage of energy in the world, only governments that will not exploit their resources.
  • The inconvenient truth? Overpopulation - Diane Francis 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ A range of extinctions can be tied directly to the energy, housing, food, and other resource demands of our population.
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.He said food reserves are at a 50-year low but the world requires 50% more energy, food and water by 2030.[91][92] The world will have to produce 70% more food by 2050 to feed a projected extra 2.3 billion people and as incomes rise, the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) warned.^ Billion people will require 1.5 Billion acres.
  • Billionaire club in bid to curb overpopulation 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The pressure is on to produce more food for more people.
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^ The more intensive agriculture becomes to feed more and more people, the more pesticides are needed.
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[93]

Africa

.In Africa, if current trends of soil degradation and population growth continue, the continent might be able to feed just 25% of its population by 2025, according to UNU's Ghana-based Institute for Natural Resources in Africa.^ Ghana's current population growth is estimated at 2.6%.
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^ It is well-known that if Egypt and Sudan were to cooperate in agricultural priduction, the two could produce enough food to feed the entire continent of Africa, and then some, for export.
  • The great red herring of overpopulation | rabble.ca 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC rabble.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ Indeed, the World population and its continual growth is the real cause of pollution and rapid deterioration of the World's resources , such as the Oceans, forests, water,air, the environment and its creatures and all that which is necessary to sustain life on this Planet .
  • The inconvenient truth? Overpopulation - Diane Francis 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: Original source]

[94]
.Hunger and malnutrition kill nearly 6 million children a year, and more people are malnourished in sub-Saharan Africa this decade than in the 1990s, according to a report released by the Food and Agriculture Organization.^ The pressure is on to produce more food for more people.
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^ Malaria, which kills more than one million people every year, most of them children.
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^ Nearly 200 million people in Africa are undernourished.
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.In sub-Saharan Africa, the number of malnourished people grew to 203.5 million people in 2000-02 from 170.4 million 10 years earlier says The State of Food Insecurity in the World report.^ Then in 200 years 1 billion people becomes less then 10 million.
  • FuturePundit: Eternal Youth, Overpopulation, And Instincts To Reproduce 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.futurepundit.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Sub-Saharan Africa is home to almost one-quarter of the developing world's food-deprived people.
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^ Malaria in Africa kills more than 1 million people a year.
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.In 2001, 46.4% of people in sub-Saharan Africa were living in extreme poverty.^ A report shows progress has been uneven, with sub-Saharan Africa lagging behind.
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^ Sub-Saharan Africa is home to almost one-quarter of the developing world's food-deprived people.
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^ The problem is particularly acute in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
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[95]
According to the BBC, the famine in Zimbabwe was caused by government seizure of farmland.[96] .However drought has also played a major role.^ However, I do think we need to look carefully at the role birth control should play in shaping the planet we want in our future.

[97] .Drought in southern Africa now threatens 13 million people with famine, 6 million of whom live in Zimbabwe.^ Nearly 200 million people in Africa are undernourished.
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^ Tackling environmental risks could save 13 million lives annually.
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^ Industrial fishing put the livelihood of tens of millions of subsistence fishermen at risk while threatening the primary source of protein for some 950 million people worldwide.
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[98] The current food shortages are projected to worsen.[98] .Prior to this combination of drought and seizure of farmland, Zimbabwe exported so much food that it was called "the breadbasket of southern Africa", so other countries were also harmed by these farm seizures.^ It is well-known that if Egypt and Sudan were to cooperate in agricultural priduction, the two could produce enough food to feed the entire continent of Africa, and then some, for export.
  • The great red herring of overpopulation | rabble.ca 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC rabble.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ The crops in highly developed countries produce almost double the amount of food then in other countries.
  • Overpopulation Mantra Overheating as Copenhagen Approaches 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.theflucase.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Farming is the most important economic activity in Africa, occupying 60% to 80% of the population and contributing 30% to 50% of the GDP in African countries.
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[96] .People who study the Zimbabwean famine claim that there are normally more than enough natural resources to feed the people.^ There is more than enough resources, and the technology to use them in a sustainable way.
  • Billionaire club in bid to curb overpopulation 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There are more people on the planet (and have been for millennia) than it can sustainably support.
  • The inconvenient truth? Overpopulation - Diane Francis 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The more people there are, the harder the task.
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[98][99][100] Some claim that the dams and rivers in Zimbabwe are full, and that the famine has nothing to do with drought.[101] .Although it is undoubtedly true that bad governance has exacerbated the famine, the article notes that "Four weeks without rain at the critical germination phase has led to the failure of [the villagers] small crops.^ Yet in several small villages in Hubei province, genetically engineered rice appears to be for sale, even by government officials.
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.There will be no harvest again until next June."^ There is no need to continue to put humans on a finite ball in space until there is nothing left to eat but each other.
  • The inconvenient truth? Overpopulation - Diane Francis 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ No, not until there are bulldozers and combines in their backyards will they see what they’ve contributed to.
  • Offtone 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.offtone.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Unfortunately there will be no progress until the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse ride, (brought on, not by God, but by us).
  • The inconvenient truth? Overpopulation - Diane Francis 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: Original source]

.Prior to President Robert Mugabe's seizure of the farmland in Zimbabwe, the farmers had been using irrigation to deal with drought, but during the seizures of the farmland, much of the irrigation equipment was vandalized and looted.^ However, a report says farmers are using twice as much herbicide and Soya from seed split during harvesting, appear in the wrong place and at the wrong time.
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^ The decision could hurt farmers most during drought years when up to 43% more water would remain in the river.
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[102][103] .A 2006 BBC article about the seizure of farmland states, "Critics say the reforms have devastated the economy and led to massive hunger.^ January 20, 2006 Washington Post Scientists Say Global Warming Devastates Frogs in Latin America.
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^ "If the county or the state are going to spray," she says, "I'm recommending that they alert the people living in those areas about the potential adverse health effects .
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.Much of the formerly white-owned land is no longer being productively used - either because the beneficiaries have no experience of farming or they lack finance and tools.^ Medical technology, reducing infant mortality, has led to agrarian families no longer feeling that they needed numerous children.
  • Planet Un-Parenthood: The Myths of Overpopulation (This Rock: December 2008) 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.catholic.com [Source type: Original source]

^ However, the ecology of the planet may still be heavily disrupted because there is not any stable ratio of human beings and machines/devices they use, human beings and energy/fossil fuels used, or human beings and pollution generated.
  • - NOBODY EVER DIES OF OVERPOPULATION (Neighbors blogs blog) : Denver Colorado Neighbors 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC neighbors.denverpost.com [Source type: General]

^ So many, that they remain illiterate and destitute because there is no way to keep up with those numbers.
  • - NOBODY EVER DIES OF OVERPOPULATION (Neighbors blogs blog) : Denver Colorado Neighbors 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC neighbors.denverpost.com [Source type: General]

.Many farms were wrecked when they were invaded by government supporters."^ We have stayed in ignorance for many reasons; important among them is the denial of climate change in the US where governments have failed to give their climate scientists the support they needed.
  • kelpiewilson: overpopulation 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.kelpiewilson.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The real problem is too many people trying to use government to control life as they see the light — and that's not freedom.
  • Consumption Dwarfs Population as Main Environmental Threat by Fred Pearce: Yale Environment 360 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC e360.yale.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ People and organisations have their own agendas, they make up formulas for how many people the world can support, and then conclude there are way too many.
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[104]
.Compared to Zimbabwe's population density of 33 people per square kilometre, Israel has 302 people per square kilometre.^ "Increased population density, expanding agriculture, deforestation, are a problem in the Lake Victoria basin, which serves 30 million people.
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^ Between 1990 and 2000, the U.S. population grew by 33 million people, the greatest increase the country has ever seen.
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^ In most cases, they have less than five people per square kilometer.
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[105] .Although Israel is a desert country with frequent drought and very high population density, it does not have famine.^ Population density by country: .
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^ Indeed Britain has the highest population density of any country in Europe – with the sole exception of the island of Malta!
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^ This combination of high birth rates and low death rates have led to the population explosion in many countries throughout the world.
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.One possible reason for this is that its government encourages farmers to use modern agriculture and irrigation to grow huge amounts of food.^ A winter wheat breeder and professor at Washington State University, said there were huge problems in agriculture today and this is one approach.
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^ We need to use taxes and incentives to make sure that farmers produce healthy food, water, topsoil, and habitat.
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^ We could grow endless amounts of food, another thing they control and keep from us.
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[106][107] Another possible reason is that Israel is a net importer of food.[108] .It must also be noted that the high productivity of modern agriculture depends on the unsustainable use of fossil fuels to produce fertilizer and pesticide and to drive farming machinery.^ But explosive population growth would have been impossible without fossil fuels for mechanized agriculture and fishing, fertilizers, pesticides, transportation, etc.
  • The great red herring of overpopulation | rabble.ca 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC rabble.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ The environment in Pakistan is under great stress, and responsible for the situation are rapid industrial growth, high consumption of fossil fuels and fast rise in population.
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^ The algae blooms that suck up oxygen and cause dead zones are triggered by phosphorus and nitrogen from fertilizer, sewage, animal waste, and fossil-fuel burning.
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[109] Although economic aid has been decreasing from the US it still remains the top receiver.

Asia

.In China, only 8% of children are underweight.^ While global GDP has doubled during the past 20 years, the number of underweight pre-school children has been cut by only 20%.
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[110] .According to a 2004 article from the BBC, China, the world's most populous country, suffers from an obesity epidemic.^ Populations are growing rapidly in many African countries, in most Muslem countries and among Muslem communities in other countries and in Canada's native communities.
  • The inconvenient truth? Overpopulation - Diane Francis 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Only a radical departure from business as usual will spare the world's fourth most populous nation the loss of this precious natural resource.
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^ Such a view is contested by the United Nations Population Division ( The Future of Fertility in Intermediate-Fertility Countries , 2002) which has dramatically reduced its world fertility projections.
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[111] .More recent data indicate China's grain production peaked in the mid 1990s, due to overextraction of groundwater in the North China plain.^ Under a logging ban imposed in the mid-1990s, licensed loggers are only allowed to cut trees in areas that have more than 20% forest cover.
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^ If one counted soil retention and resource conversation, perennial grains would be more productive even before they were equal in producing bushels.
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^ Improved purchasing power and urbanisation can lead to higher per capita grain requirements, due to increased consumption of animal products.
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Other Countries

.Nearly half of India's children are malnourished, according to recent government data.^ India's children, especially girls, are faced with lack of educational opportunities, malnourishment, infant mortality and early marriages.
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^ The all-India average for malnourished children is 47% and the situation is unlikely to change.
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[18] .Japan may face a food crisis that could reduce daily diets to the austere meals of the 1950s, believes a senior government adviser.^ Changing our staple foods would make a significant contribution to reducing the $72.2 billion the Australian government annually spends on health.
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^ Japan and China may have some trouble but as a Canadian citizen I can’t imagine a time when our nation would be in such a crisis.
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^ Also, on the note of Asia, Japan is also facing a population crisis: There isn’t ENOUGH repopulation happening.
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Population as a function of food availability

.Thinkers such as David Pimentel,[114] a professor from Cornell University, Virginia Abernethy,[115] Alan Thornhill,[116] Russell Hopffenberg[117] and author Daniel Quinn[118] propose that like all other animals, human populations predictably grow and shrink according to their available food supply – populations grow in an abundance of food, and shrink in times of scarcity.^ Of all times, humans have fought each other for territories, food and water.
  • The inconvenient truth? Overpopulation - Diane Francis 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Among other proposals included in the plan is the "empowerment of women," an increase in global "family planning" and the expansion of "reproductive health care" -- all with the goal, according to ICPD Secretary-General Nafis Sadik, of stabilizing world population, now at 5.7 billion, at 8 billion by the year 2050.
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^ And in 1968, Paul Ehrlich wrote in The Population Bomb that the battle to feed humanity was over and predicted 65 million Americans would die of starvation by the mid-1980's.
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.Proponents of this theory argue that every time food production is increased, the population grows.^ Proponents of this theory indicate that every time food production is intensified to feed a growing population, the population responds by increasing even more.
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^ Food production has kept up with the population.
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^ Others argue that technology will help through increased food production.
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.Some human populations throughout history support this theory.^ Population growth throughout history is shown.
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^ Some human populations throughout history support this theory.
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^ Some human populations throughout history support this theory, as consistent population growth began with the Neolithic Revolution , followed by subsequent agricultural revolutions , and thus food supply began consistently increasing and continues to do so in the present.
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.Populations of hunter-gatherers fluctuate in accordance with the amount of available food.^ Population growth is limited by the amount of food we can produce and as the population grows the risk of a Malthusian Catastrophe increases.
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.Population increased after the Neolithic Revolution and an increased food supply.^ As the world's population increases, we need to produce more food, but we need to produce it more reliably and with greater empathy for the natural environment.
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^ If the world population continues to grow we will be forced to use every method to increase food production.
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^ Food production has increased at an annual rate of 1.3%, while the world's population has grown at 2.2%.
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.This was followed by subsequent population growth after subsequent agricultural revolutions.^ But explosive population growth would have been impossible without fossil fuels for mechanized agriculture and fishing, fertilizers, pesticides, transportation, etc.
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^ They are threatened by population growth, encroaching agriculture and extraction activities.
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^ Social and ecological conditions such as population growth and movement, eating habits, the environment and agriculture play important roles in emerging diseases.
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.Critics of this idea point out that birth rates are lowest in the developed nations, which also have the highest access to food.^ The Western nations would not be doing so badly with their lower than replacement birth rates.
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^ The developed nations of the world are already showing birth rates below replacement levels, and such nations as Russia and Japan are likely to have a collapse in population by 2050 ,with other developed nations following, if current trends are maintained.
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^ Critics say gene-altered plants migrate out of their home plots and could result in pharmacologically active proteins in the food of unsuspecting consumers.
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.In fact, some developed countries have both a diminishing population and an abundant food supply.^ Population growth is fastest in developing countries.
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^ In fact, some developed countries have both a diminishing population and an abundant food supply.
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^ Bishop Bonivento continued: "The deeper reductions in fertility will have as a consequence a faster aging of the population of developing countries, and this aging will stress social security systems.
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.The United Nations projects that the population of 51 countries or areas, including Germany, Italy, Japan and most of the states of the former Soviet Union, is expected to be lower in 2050 than in 2005.[17] This shows that when one limits their scope to the population living within a given political boundary, human populations do not always grow to match the available food supply.^ The population in England is declining, and Japan, and Italy.
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^ One of its principal areas of focus was population.
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^ It's an important project for the area and the country.
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.Additionally, many of these countries are major exporters of food.^ The correlation between fossil fuel use and population by country or region is complicated by the use of fossil fuels for transportation, resource extraction, manufacturing and electrical production, in addition to food production.
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^ We have very little information about health and infectious disease statistics for many of these countries.
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^ The majority of African countries still do not favor GMO crops or foods due to the lack of systems to safeguard biodiversity.
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.Nevertheless, on the global scale the world population is increasing,[119] as is the net quantity of human food produced - a pattern that has been true for roughly 10,000 years, since the human development of agriculture.^ The world already is producing too much food for humans.
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^ Among other proposals included in the plan is the "empowerment of women," an increase in global "family planning" and the expansion of "reproductive health care" -- all with the goal, according to ICPD Secretary-General Nafis Sadik, of stabilizing world population, now at 5.7 billion, at 8 billion by the year 2050.
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^ It is well-known that if Egypt and Sudan were to cooperate in agricultural priduction, the two could produce enough food to feed the entire continent of Africa, and then some, for export.
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.That some countries demonstrate negative population growth fails to discredit the theory.^ There are many other countries where the population growth rate, while still high, is falling.
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^ Oh no, wait - they already have negative population growth rates!
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^ Worldwide, while population growth is shrinking, the muslim population (in non muslim countries like England, France and Germany) are growing at a 20% rate.
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Food moves across borders from areas of abundance to areas of scarcity. .Additionally, this hypothesis is not so simplistic as to be rejected by a single case study, as in Germany's recent population trends - clearly other factors are at work: contraceptive access, cultural norms and most importantly economic realities differ from nation to nation.^ Policies are different in west Germany where populations are not declining so significantly.
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^ Other nations have tightened their environmental standards in recent years.
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^ Only a radical departure from business as usual will spare the world's fourth most populous nation the loss of this precious natural resource.
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As a result of water deficits

.Water deficits, which are already spurring heavy grain imports in numerous smaller countries, may soon do the same in larger countries, such as China or India, if technology is not used.^ Countries such as China and India are hungry for Canada's natural resources and it is imperative that the province strike the balance between conservation and development.
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^ Cotton yields in India are less than 20% of those in other countries, yet Indian farmers use 25 times more water than farmers in California.
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^ Since it takes it takes 1,000 tons of water to produce 1 ton of grain, this 160-billion-ton water deficit is equal to 160 million tons of grain or one half the U.S. grain harvest.
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[120] .The water tables are falling in scores of countries (including Northern China, the US, and India) owing to widespread overdrafting beyond sustainable yields.^ Scores of countries face water shortages as water tables fall and wells go dry.
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^ Countries such as China and India are hungry for Canada's natural resources and it is imperative that the province strike the balance between conservation and development.
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^ Most of the nearly three billion people to be added to the world's population by 2050 will live in countries where water tables are falling.
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.Other countries affected include Pakistan, Iran, and Mexico.^ In the following water-short countries, population will grow in 50 years by large numbers: India will add 519 million (half again), China 211 million, Pakistan 200 million (now at 151 million), and Egypt, Iran, and Mexico, will increase by half again.
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.This overdrafting is already leading to water scarcity and cutbacks in grain harvest.^ Since it takes it takes 1,000 tons of water to produce 1 ton of grain, this 160-billion-ton water deficit is equal to 160 million tons of grain or one half the U.S. grain harvest.
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^ If we decided abruptly to stabilize water tables everywhere by simply pumping less water, the world grain harvest would fall by some 160 million tons, or 8%.
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.Even with the overpumping of its aquifers, China has developed a grain deficit.^ China, India, Saudi Arabia, North Africa, and the U.S. overpump and deplete aquifers at 160 billion cubic meters annually.
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This effect has contributed in driving grain prices upward. .Most of the 3 billion people projected to be added worldwide by mid-century will be born in countries already experiencing water shortages.^ Most of the estimated 3 billion people to be added in the next 50 years will be born in countries already experiencing water shortages, lacking enough water to drink, satisfy hygienic needs, and to produce food.
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^ Access to water supply has risen from 61% to 75% in developing countries, but the proportion of people with access to sanitary excreta disposal declined from 36% to 34%.
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^ Billions of people are at risk as biodiversity loss affects water purification, disease regulation, subsistence agriculture and fishing.
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.One suggested solution is for population growth to be slowed quickly by investing heavily in female literacy and family planning services.^ But when one understands the process that has been responsible for population growth, it becomes clear that an end to growth is the beginning of collapse.
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^ The tremendous rising trend of China's population growth poses one of the greatest obstacles for the Chinese to recover the loss of biodiversity and prevent further degradation.
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^ Population growth has slowed, actually [ Report this comment ] Posted by: IPF on Sep 19, 2007 12:36 AM Current rating: 3 [ 1 = poor; 5 = excellent] "It's the one issue no environmentalist organisation wants to talk about.
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[121] Desalination is also considered a viable and effective solution to the problem of water shortages.[54][55]
.After China and India, there is a second tier of smaller countries with large water deficits — Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Mexico, and Pakistan.^ A mere six countries account for fully half of this growth: India for 21 percent; China for 12 percent; Pakistan for 5 percent; Nigeria for 4 percent; Bangladesh for 4 percent, and Indonesia for 3 percent.
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^ In the following water-short countries, population will grow in 50 years by large numbers: India will add 519 million (half again), China 211 million, Pakistan 200 million (now at 151 million), and Egypt, Iran, and Mexico, will increase by half again.
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^ Some of my colleagues are from India and China and they tell me a large majority of the country rarely eats meat daily.

Four of these already import a large share of their grain. .Only Pakistan remains self-sufficient.^ This is why helping other countries become self-sufficient is not only elementary human decency, but is also in the interest of those richer nations able to help.
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.But with a population expanding by 4 million a year, it will also soon turn to the world market for grain.^ Millions of people could lose their homes and livelihoods as the world's deserts expand.
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^ With a world population of 6 billion (now 6.5 billion), and the addition of 3 billion over the next 50 years, the bio-hazard of human population growth can only be expected to grow in the years ahead.
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^ Would the United States be a world player if we only had the 3 million population we had of the first census?
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Land

.
Percentages of the Earth's surface covered by water, dedicated to agriculture, under conversion, intact, and used for human habitation.
^ Theres plenty of water the earth is covered in it.
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^ Humans have gravely altered the chemistry, biology and physical structure of the Earth's land and water, according to the latest findings on the "human footprint on Earth."
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^ Forests supply food, medicines, and wood-based products and cover almost a third of the earth's surface, half the forested land at the dawn of agriculture.
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While humans themselves occupy less than half a percent of the Earth's land area, their effects are felt on three-quarters of the land.
.World Resources Institute states that "Agricultural conversion to croplands and managed pastures has affected some 3.3 billion [hectares] — roughly 26 percent of the land area.^ The area is owned by the Bureau of Land Management, but the proposal would eliminate all development as well as require that off-road vehicles remain on designated routes.
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^ Cultivated land covers approximately 24% of the world's land area.
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^ The earth has about 11.4 billion hectares of productive land and sea space, after all unproductive areas are discounted.
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All totaled, agriculture has displaced one-third of temperate and tropical forests and one-quarter of natural grasslands."[123][124] Energy development may also require large areas; hydroelectric dams are one example. .Usable land may become less useful through salinization, deforestation, desertification, erosion, and urban sprawl.^ About 35% of the nation's land area is threatened with a high rate of population growth, deforestation, high incidence of bush fires and inappropriate land use.
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^ Proponents argue that GM plants will alleviate poverty and hunger in developing nations by improving crop yields and cutting expenses through less use of pesticides.
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^ The benefits include reducing the herbicides applied to crops and chemical weed control allows growers to till less, reducing fuel use and soil erosion.
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.Global warming may cause flooding of many of the most productive agricultural areas[125].^ Global wood production has risen 50% most from primary and secondary-growth forests.
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^ Sea ice has an important function in moderating the global energy balance, it absorbs 20% of solar radiation while water absorbs 80% which causes further warming.
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^ It argues that rich countries caused global warming and should find a way to solve it without impinging on China's development.
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.Thus, available useful land may become a limiting factor.^ Thus, available useful land may become a limiting factor.
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^ Land-use change, appears to be a major factor in climate change, according to a NASA report.
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^ Usable land may become less useful through salinization or desertification .
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.By most estimates, at least half of cultivable land is already being farmed, and there are concerns that the remaining reserves are greatly overestimated.^ Most arable farm land is already under cultivation, world-wide.
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^ The U.N. FAO estimates that one-quarter of the world's fisheries are over-exploited and facing depletion; an additional half are being fished at their maximum capacity.
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^ You might be surprised that there is only a finite amount of land and that all of the arable land is being used.
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[126]
.High crop yield vegetables like potatoes and lettuce[citation needed] use less space on inedible plant parts, like stalks, husks, vines, and inedible leaves.^ Cotton yields in India are less than 20% of those in other countries, yet Indian farmers use 25 times more water than farmers in California.
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^ Proponents argue that GM plants will alleviate poverty and hunger in developing nations by improving crop yields and cutting expenses through less use of pesticides.
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^ The benefits include reducing the herbicides applied to crops and chemical weed control allows growers to till less, reducing fuel use and soil erosion.
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.New varieties of selectively bred and hybrid plants have larger edible parts (fruit, vegetable, grain) and smaller inedible parts; however, many of the gains of agricultural technology are now historic, and new advances are more difficult to achieve.^ Says: May 24th, 2009 at 6:15 am ill say we are too many on earth , or we get a new planet or we are f&?k , we use more of the ressource than the planet itself can give us , .
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^ You also mentioned a potential for more wars with larger populations, however, history shows that many major conflicts arose when there was a disproportionate amount of males.
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^ Using MAS, researchers can upgrade classical breeding, and cut the time needed to develop new plant varieties.
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.With new technologies, it is possible to grow crops on some marginal land under certain conditions.^ With new technologies, it is possible to grow crops on some marginal land under certain conditions.
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^ Even after a decade, biotech crops are grown on under 1% of the world's arable land.
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^ Biotechnology can help us grow crops that use 86% less chemical insecticides, which could benefit the land and the health of consumers.
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Aquaculture could theoretically increase available area. .Hydroponics and food from bacteria and fungi, like quorn, may allow the growing of food without having to consider land quality, climate, or even available sunlight, although such a process may be very energy-intensive.^ Even though the amount of forested land area has increased, their quality has decreased.
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^ Even worse, many of those clamoring the loudest about overpopulation are the same people leading the fight against the very technologies like food irradiation, biotechnology, incineration, pesticides, and nuclear power than offer the best hope for feeding and caring for our growing numbers.
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^ France has a long-standing consumer opposition to biotech food and bans two types of GMO rapeseed but has allowed some small-scale growing of GMO maize.
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.Some argue that not all arable land will remain productive if used for agriculture because some marginal land can only be made to produce food by unsustainable practices like slash-and-burn agriculture.^ I would like to use some of this material] .
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^ The area is owned by the Bureau of Land Management, but the proposal would eliminate all development as well as require that off-road vehicles remain on designated routes.
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^ We need to use taxes and incentives to make sure that farmers produce healthy food, water, topsoil, and habitat.
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.Even with the modern techniques of agriculture, the sustainability of production is in question.^ Even with the modern techniques of agriculture, the sustainability of production is in question.
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^ Biodiversity is fundamental to agriculture, food production and sustainable development.
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^ This raises an interesting and important question: what impact will increasing agricultural production in India (or China) have on future global food prices if India (or China) continues to increase its level of food output?
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.Some countries, such as the United Arab Emirates and particularly the Emirate of Dubai have constructed large artificial islands, or have created large dam and dike systems, like the Netherlands, which reclaim land from the sea to increase their total land area.^ Even though the amount of forested land area has increased, their quality has decreased.
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^ The earth has about 11.4 billion hectares of productive land and sea space, after all unproductive areas are discounted.
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^ In 1979, China ranked 120th for forested land with a total forest area of 12.7%.
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[127] .Some scientists have said that in the future, densely populated cities will use vertical farming to grow food inside skyscrapers.^ A growing number of scientists believe MAS will eventually replace GM food.
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^ Scientists found that conventional tests underestimate how some substances accumulate along the food chain.
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^ France has a long-standing consumer opposition to biotech food and bans two types of GMO rapeseed but has allowed some small-scale growing of GMO maize.
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[128]
.The space used for human habitation alone is small compared to the land area of the Earth.^ About 35% of the nation's land area is threatened with a high rate of population growth, deforestation, high incidence of bush fires and inappropriate land use.
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^ The earth has about 11.4 billion hectares of productive land and sea space, after all unproductive areas are discounted.
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^ Humans have gravely altered the chemistry, biology and physical structure of the Earth's land and water, according to the latest findings on the "human footprint on Earth."
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.Many critics of overpopulation point to the fact that the Earth's population of roughly 6.8 billion people occupies less than half a percent of the Earth's land, an area comparable to the US state of Texas[129] (268,820 square miles or 696,241 km2), which would leave each person an area of 1,102 square feet (102 m2) available for habitation.^ Six and a half billion people cannot.
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^ That's 1 billion more people than the United States, and far more than that versus the population of Canada.
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^ They insist that the earth can support the 9 billion now predicted by 2050 (the increase in the next 40 years will equate to roughly what the entire global population was in 1950) if everyone is living sustainable lifestyles.
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.However, the impact of human habitation extends over a far greater area: approximately one third of the Earth's land area is used for agriculture.^ However, detailed analyses show concerns with destruction of coastal fish habitats in construction of aquaculture enterprises, increased propagation of fish diseases, negative impacts from translocation of species and the use, as feed, of fish traditionally available for human consumption.
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^ About 35% of the nation's land area is threatened with a high rate of population growth, deforestation, high incidence of bush fires and inappropriate land use.
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^ Human curiosity and each individual's search for truth will often take one far afield of where one started, as the examples above (and myriad more) clearly indicate.
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.A further forty percent of the land area is under conversion and fragmented, while less than one quarter of it remains intact, the latter occurring primarily in the Arctic and in deserts.^ The area is owned by the Bureau of Land Management, but the proposal would eliminate all development as well as require that off-road vehicles remain on designated routes.
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^ The country has a population of roughly 70 million and only 6% have access to basic sanitation and less than a quarter have access to clean water.
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^ More than 150 million Americans live in areas with one or both of these pollutants.
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[130]

Fossil fuels

.Population optimists have been criticized for failing to take into account the depletion of the petroleum required for the production of fertilizers and fuel for transportation, as well as other fossil fuels.^ But explosive population growth would have been impossible without fossil fuels for mechanized agriculture and fishing, fertilizers, pesticides, transportation, etc.
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^ The environment in Pakistan is under great stress, and responsible for the situation are rapid industrial growth, high consumption of fossil fuels and fast rise in population.
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^ These figures take into account the fact that people are living longer and that diagnoses of such ailments have improved.
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In his 1992 book Earth in the Balance, Al Gore wrote, "... it ought to be possible to establish a coordinated global program to accomplish the strategic goal of completely eliminating the internal combustion engine over, say, a twenty-five-year period..."[131] .Approximately half of the oil produced in the United States is refined into gasoline for use in internal combustion engines.^ The state controls the price of fuel oil, including gasoline, subsidizing the cost of driving.
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^ Approximately 60% of the ecosystem supporting life on Earth was being degraded or used unsustainably and the consequences could grow worse in the next half century.
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^ Clearly we must demand that the first world - the United States in particular - drastically reduce the per capita use of resources.
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[132]
.Optimists counter that fossil fuels will be sufficient until the development and implementation of suitable replacement technologies—such as hydrogen or other sources of renewable energy—occurs.^ Renewable sources of energy are being developed worldwide but fossil fuels still dominate.
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^ At this time, other promising policy changes include "eliminating government subsidies for fossil fuels" now totaling $300 billion worldwide annually, increasing carbon taxes, "funding for research and development of clean energy technologies" and, most important, stabilizing human population to reduce future emissions.
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^ Thus automotive companies are given no incentives to improve fuel efficiency or develop renewable fuel sources.
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[133][134] .Methods of manufacturing fertilizers from garbage, sewage, and agricultural waste by using thermal depolymerization have been discovered.^ The algae blooms that suck up oxygen and cause dead zones are triggered by phosphorus and nitrogen from fertilizer, sewage, animal waste, and fossil-fuel burning.
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^ Industrial waste and sewage, agricultural pollution and shipping discharges were to blame for the river's declining health.
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^ More people mean more fertilizer, sewage and animal waste flowing into Puget Sound, providing rich nutrients for algae.
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[135][136]

Wealth and poverty

.
As the world's population has grown, the percentage of the world's population living on less than $1 per day (adjusted for inflation) has halved in 20 years.
^ Less than 2 children per couple.
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^ Despite its seemingly vast numbers, the grackle population is less than half of what it was 40 years ago.
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^ But I do see human population growth of 1,000,000 more living human beings joining us every four or five days as a problem.
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The graph shows the 1981-2001 period.
.The United Nations indicates that about 850 million people are malnourished or starving,[137] and 1.1 billion people do not have access to safe drinking water.^ Access to water supply has risen from 61% to 75% in developing countries, but the proportion of people with access to sanitary excreta disposal declined from 36% to 34%.
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^ Environmentalists fear that unless local governments start getting serious about cutting pollution, most of the water shipped north will not be fit to drink.
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^ Billions of people are at risk as biodiversity loss affects water purification, disease regulation, subsistence agriculture and fishing.
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[138] .Some argue that Earth may support 6 billion people, but only if many live in misery.^ There are too many of SOME people, that's for sure.
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^ They insist that the earth can support the 9 billion now predicted by 2050 (the increase in the next 40 years will equate to roughly what the entire global population was in 1950) if everyone is living sustainable lifestyles.
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^ So there is PLENTY OF SPACE FOR BILLIONS MORE PEOPLE. Overpopulation is only a problem for those who seek to control.
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.The proportion of the world's population living on less than $1 per day has halved in 20 years, but these are inflation-unadjusted numbers and likely misleading.^ Less than 2 children per couple.
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^ Despite its seemingly vast numbers, the grackle population is less than half of what it was 40 years ago.
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^ But I do see human population growth of 1,000,000 more living human beings joining us every four or five days as a problem.
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[139]
.The UN Human Development Report of 1997 states: "During the last 15-20 years, more than 100 developing countries, and several Eastern European countries, have suffered from disastrous growth failures.^ Almost 8,500 cases had been reported last year, with more than 900 deaths.
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^ More than 100 countries have backed the vault.
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^ ESA for more than 12 years.
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.The reductions in standard of living have been deeper and more long-lasting than what was seen in the industrialised countries during the depression in the 1930s.^ Patagonian long-line fishing killed more than 250,000 seabirds in 3 years.
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^ Preliminary data suggests most places are getting more smog than last summer.
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^ Fish "hauls' after WW2 were larger than ever seen as the fishing grounds had been empty during the war.
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.As a result, the income for more than one billion people has fallen below the level that was reached 10, 20 or 30 years ago". Similarly, although the proportion of "starving" people in sub-Saharan Africa has decreased, the absolute number of starving people has increased due to population growth.^ Exploited species population levels vary more than non exploited species.
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^ But it took more than an uprising of the people to win that one!
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^ Malaria in Africa kills more than 1 million people a year.
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.The percentage dropped from 38% in 1970 to 33% in 1996 and was expected to be 30% by 2010.[72] But the region’s population roughly doubled between 1970 and 1996. To keep the numbers of starving constant, the percentage would have dropped by more than half.^ Today trees cover more than 30%, although the population has more than doubled.
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^ Ubanization and population growth threaten the environment more than any previous era.
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^ It seeks protection of roughly 2.5 million acres and grants wild and scenic status to portions of more than 20 rivers throughout California.
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[44][140]
.Opponents of birth control sometimes argue that overpopulation is unrelated to extreme poverty.^ The threat of overpopulation is frequently used to justify abortion as birth control.
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[141][142]
The chart to the right is illuminating.
wealth per capita graphed against fertility rate.
.As of 2004, there were 108 countries in the world with more than five million people.^ Capitalism may not be viable if there were only a million people in the world.
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^ Malaria in Africa kills more than 1 million people a year.
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^ There are more people on the planet (and have been for millennia) than it can sustainably support.
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.None of these in which women have, on the average, more than 4 children in their lifetime, have a per capita GDP of more than $5000. Conversely, in all but two of the countries with a per capita GDP of more than $5,000, women have, on the average, 2 or fewer children in their lifetime.^ Less than 2 children per couple.
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^ Within these ecosystems are more than 30,000 species of advanced plants and over 63,000 kinds of vertebrates.
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^ Scientific proof and social evolution is saying these arguments are nothing more than a transparent effort to cling to old behaviors that are destroying us....
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Israel and Saudi Arabia are the only outliers, with per capita GDP between $15,000 and $25,000, and average lifetime births per woman between 2 and 4.
.As their income increases, women are liberated and tend to have fewer "quality kids", like two in place of six.^ It is likely stress, noise and traffic-related air pollution that have led to the two- to three-fold increase in heart attack risk.
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^ This would include affordable housing, jobs, access to recreation, an increased tax base, and things like better water quality through upgrades.
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[143]
.The correlation does not imply cause and effect, and can be linked to the interplay of birth rates, death rates and economic development.^ Many economic development activities have major adverse health effects.
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^ I would suggest that the current trend of higher economic growth shifting to the developing nations, if continued , will likely result a continuation of falling birth rates , worldwide.
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^ By 1990, AIDS had already caused more adult deaths than malaria in the developing world.
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Environment

Overpopulation has substantially adversely impacted the environment of Earth starting at least as early as the 20th century.[3] .There are also economic consequences of this environmental degradation in the form of ecosystem services attrition.^ The conference considered how to demonstrate and quantify the economic costs and impacts on human welfare globally and locally due to biodiversity loss and ecosystems degradation.
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^ There have been criticism over possible environmental consequences although no such effects have been proved.
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^ Approximately 60% of the ecosystem supporting life on Earth was being degraded or used unsustainably and the consequences could grow worse in the next half century.
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[144] .Beyond the scientifically verifiable harm to the environment, some assert the moral right of other species to simply exist rather than become extinct.^ In effect you are arguing that they have an absolute right to harm others.
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^ And stop feeling superior to other species on this planet, they might be much more intelligent than most humans could even sense.
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^ A woman does not have the right to use her body to harm others.
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.Environmental author Jeremy Rifkin has said that "our burgeoning population and urban way of life have been purchased at the expense of vast ecosystems and habitats.^ If population controls were to ever be considered, it would have to be framed as a way to save money and reduce the deficit, and defintely NOT as an environmental issue.
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^ With our over-population problem, we can do it the easy way or the hard way, but in the end it WILL be done.
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^ Controlling our population is the best way to show consideration and respect Posted by: janvdb .
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... .It's no accident that as we celebrate the urbanization of the world, we are quickly approaching another historic watershed: the disappearance of the wild."^ It's no accident that as we celebrate the urbanization of the world, we are quickly approaching another historic watershed: the disappearance of the wild."
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[145]
.Says Peter Raven, former President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in their seminal work AAAS Atlas of Population & Environment, "Where do we stand in our efforts to achieve a sustainable world?^ Larry Gordon, former president, American Public Health Association .
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^ Canadian rate is about 8.0 and over half of the world's population is over the sustainable level.
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^ Indeed, the World population and its continual growth is the real cause of pollution and rapid deterioration of the World's resources , such as the Oceans, forests, water,air, the environment and its creatures and all that which is necessary to sustain life on this Planet .
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.Clearly, the past half century has been a traumatic one, as the collective impact of human numbers, affluence (consumption per individual) and our choices of technology continue to exploit rapidly an increasing proportion of the world's resources at an unsustainable rate.^ And the impacts magnified by human numbers.
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^ Human impact on the environment is proportional to human population.
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^ Clearly, the past half century has been a traumatic one, as the collective impact of human numbers, affluence (consumption per individual) and our choices of technology continue to exploit rapidly an increasing proportion of the world's resources at an unsustainable rate.
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... .During a remarkably short period of time, we have lost a quarter of the world's topsoil and a fifth of its agricultural land, altered the composition of the atmosphere profoundly, and destroyed a major proportion of our forests and other natural habitats without replacing them.^ The Nipah virus, normally found in Asian fruit bats, is believed to have crossed over to humans as the bats lost their habitats through forest fires and the clearance of land for palm plantations.
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^ It is one thing to argue that it is time to tie the tubes and have fun without procreating, it is another to say that others must do these things and be compelled to do so by the State.
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^ Soil degradation has affected two-thirds of the world's agricultural lands in the last 50 years.
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Worst of all, we have driven the rate of biological extinction, the permanent loss of species, up several hundred times beyond its historical levels, and are threatened with the loss of a majority of all species by the end of the 21st century."
.Further, even in countries which have both large population growth and major ecological problems, it is not necessarily true that curbing the population growth will make a major contribution towards resolving all environmental problems.^ There are many other countries where the population growth rate, while still high, is falling.
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^ But I do see human population growth of 1,000,000 more living human beings joining us every four or five days as a problem.
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^ It could be argued that too large a population harms us all, particularly future generations of children yet to be born.
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[23] .However, as developing countries with high populations become more industrialized, pollution and consumption will invariably increase.^ There are many other countries where the population growth rate, while still high, is falling.
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^ In 23 of the 192 countries in the report, more than 10% of deaths can be traced to unsafe drinking water and indoor air pollution.
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^ Obviously, the real problem rests with the developing nations , India, indonesia and others, with high rates of population growth.
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.The Worldwatch Institute said the booming economies of China and India are planetary powers that are shaping the global biosphere.^ Activists say firms have a long way to go to win certification and many have no interest, particularly those supplying China's booming economy.
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^ TAGS: Energy , U.S. Politics , Environment , China , india , economy , Brazil .
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The report states:
The world's ecological capacity is simply insufficient to satisfy the ambitions of China, India, Japan, Europe and the United States as well as the aspirations of the rest of the world in a sustainable way[146]
.It said that if China and India were to consume as much resources per capita as United States or Japan in 2030 together they would require a full planet Earth to meet their needs.^ But socialism, the industrial socialism of Marx, wasn't about not exploiting the planet's resources through industrialization, but on more equitably distributing the booty of the Earth plunder.
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^ Countries such as China and India are hungry for Canada's natural resources and it is imperative that the province strike the balance between conservation and development.
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^ Figures from China suggest that 36.7 of every 100,000 asthma patients will die, while in the United States the death rate is 5.2 per 100,000.
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[147] .In the longterm these effects can lead to increased conflict over dwindling resources[148] and in the worst case a Malthusian catastrophe.^ What you are recycling is the Malthusian prediction of imminent human catastrophe caused by insufficient resources, e.g., food, energy, water, etc.
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^ We can dream on about abandoning the capitalist model of resource depletion to feed ever increasing throngs of humanity, but the fact is that as populations grow, increasing competition for dwindling resources will lead to even faster rates of depletion, no matter the economic model.
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^ Also, both China and India are encountering the same increased prosperity leading to fewer children effect as seen for some time in the West.
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Cities

.In 1800 only 3% of the world's population lived in cities.^ It is hard to think of hantavirus as a plague and the only behaviors implicated in West Nile seem to be world travel and living close to bird migration routes.
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^ I live in the relatively small cities in Australia; Perth (2.5mil) and Melbounre (5ml) also I’ve lived in LA and travelled through out the world.
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^ Only a radical departure from business as usual will spare the world's fourth most populous nation the loss of this precious natural resource.
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.By the 20th century's close, 47% did so.^ It is perhaps significant that the only non-Western country to become a major economic power in the 20th century was Japan , the one country that the West did not colonize.
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.In 1950, there were 83 cities with populations exceeding one million; but by 2007, this had risen to 468 agglomerations of more than one million.^ Exploited species population levels vary more than non exploited species.
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^ Ubanization and population growth threaten the environment more than any previous era.
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^ It seeks protection of roughly 2.5 million acres and grants wild and scenic status to portions of more than 20 rivers throughout California.
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[149] .If the trend continues, the world's urban population will double every 38 years, say researchers.^ With a world population of 6 billion (now 6.5 billion), and the addition of 3 billion over the next 50 years, the bio-hazard of human population growth can only be expected to grow in the years ahead.
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^ While there has been typically sparse human populations in these regions, the researchers say "now the boreal forest is poised to become the next Amazon."
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^ As a 30 year carreer employee with EPA, I see over-population at the root of every social and environmental problem we have.
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.The UN forecasts that today's urban population of 3.2 billion will rise to nearly 5 billion by 2030, when three out of five people will live in cities.^ Today a billion people live very close to subsistence.

^ Today, the population has almost reached 1.3 billion.

^ David Pimentel claims that population outcomes for the 22nd century range from 2 billion people (characterised as thriving in harmony with the environment), to 12 billion people (characterised as miserable and suffering difficult lives with limited resources and widespread famine).
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[150]
.The increase will be most dramatic in the poorest and least-urbanised continents, Asia and Africa.^ Who prospered more over the past five centuries: the people living on the continent whose population size decreased (Africa), or the people living on the continent whose population size increased (Europe)?
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^ The Western view of Africa is most commonly and mistakenly that of a continent where the people are mired in poverty due to overpopulation.
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^ Two thirds of the most degraded land is in Africa and Asia.
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.Projections indicate that most urban growth over the next 25 years will be in developing countries.^ Its goal for the next three years is to maintain exports growth at 20% annually.
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^ With a world population of 6 billion (now 6.5 billion), and the addition of 3 billion over the next 50 years, the bio-hazard of human population growth can only be expected to grow in the years ahead.
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^ Future growth is predicted to add 27 million people each decade for the next 30 years.
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[151] .One billion people, one-sixth of the world's population, or one-third of urban population, now live in shanty towns,[152] which are seen as "breeding grounds" for social problems such as crime, drug addiction, alcoholism, poverty and unemployment.^ Population reduction to solve the world's problems?
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^ They insist that the earth can support the 9 billion now predicted by 2050 (the increase in the next 40 years will equate to roughly what the entire global population was in 1950) if everyone is living sustainable lifestyles.
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^ So there is PLENTY OF SPACE FOR BILLIONS MORE PEOPLE. Overpopulation is only a problem for those who seek to control.
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.In many poor countries, slums exhibit high rates of disease due to unsanitary conditions, malnutrition, and lack of basic health care.^ There are many other countries where the population growth rate, while still high, is falling.
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^ It has been demonstrated in many countries where health, literacy, and education have been improved, along with women's reproductive freedoms, that population increase rates will decline, even into negative numbers.
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^ They have 7 children because only 3 of those 7 will probably make it pass 5 years old due to poor living conditions.
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[153]
.In 2000, there were 18 megacitiesconurbations such as Tokyo, Seoul, Mexico City, Mumbai, São Paulo and New York City – that have populations in excess of 10 million inhabitants.^ New York City decided against building a filtration plant but decided instead to boost protection of woodlands in the Catskills and Delaware watersheds.
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^ New York's new disposal plan is being watched in Virginia, which imported 7.8 million tons of garbage last year, up 67% from 1997.
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^ Between 1990 and 2000, the U.S. population grew by 33 million people, the greatest increase the country has ever seen.
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.Greater Tokyo already has 35 million, more than the entire population of Canada.^ Exploited species population levels vary more than non exploited species.
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^ Ubanization and population growth threaten the environment more than any previous era.
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^ It seeks protection of roughly 2.5 million acres and grants wild and scenic status to portions of more than 20 rivers throughout California.
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[154]
.By 2025, according to the Far Eastern Economic Review, Asia alone will have at least 10 hypercities, those with 20 million or more, including Jakarta (24.9 million people), Dhaka (25 million), Karachi (26.5 million), Shanghai (27 million) and Mumbai (33 million).^ So there is PLENTY OF SPACE FOR BILLIONS MORE PEOPLE. Overpopulation is only a problem for those who seek to control.
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^ A third of the Sierra is privately owned, but private landowners own half the land in 10 of the 20 California counties, and two-thirds or more of the acreage in five of those counties.
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^ It seeks protection of roughly 2.5 million acres and grants wild and scenic status to portions of more than 20 rivers throughout California.
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[155] Lagos has grown from 300,000 in 1950 to an estimated 15 million today, and the Nigerian government estimates that city will have expanded to 25 million residents by 2015.[156] Chinese experts forecast that Chinese cities will contain 800 million people by 2020.[157]
.Despite the increase in population density within cities (and the emergence of megacities), UN Habitat states in its reports that urbanization may be the best compromise in the face of global population growth.^ I do maintain that our current population growth is driven by economics and that we can create a society in which population levels will not be pressured to increase for economic reasons.
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^ "Increased population density, expanding agriculture, deforestation, are a problem in the Lake Victoria basin, which serves 30 million people.
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^ The population of Dhaka city has a growth rate of 3.72% per year.
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[158] .Cities concentrate human activity within limited areas, limiting the breadth of environmental damage.^ Environmental damage incurs a heavy cost on human societies and animals.
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^ The Antarctic Treaty regulates human activities, but deals with environmental issues in a piecemeal way.
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^ In 10 years Vietnam's cultivated land area has increased 38%, but 50% of the land has poor soils due to human activity.
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[159] But this mitigating influence can only be achieved if urban planning is significantly improved[160] and city services are properly maintained.

Ecological footprint by world region

As set forth on page 18 of WWF's Living Planet report, the regions of the world with the greatest ecological footprint[161] are ranked as follows as of 2003:
  1. Northern America
  2. Europe (European Union countries)
  3. Middle-East and Central Asia
  4. Asia and Pacific Islands
  5. Africa
  6. Europe (Non-European Union countries)
  7. Latin-America and the Caribbean

Effects of human overpopulation

Some problems associated with or exacerbated by human overpopulation:
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  • Inadequate fresh water[138] for drinking water use as well as sewage treatment and effluent discharge.^ In Afghanistan, Iraq and the Balkans, U.S. soldiers have helped to build wells, sewage treatment plants and other water infrastructure systems.
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    ^ Artificial sweeteners are not removed completely from waste water by sewage treatment plants, and contaminate waters downstream and may still be present in our drinking water.
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    ^ Sacramento's regional sewage plant uses a so-called "secondary" treatment process that has become outdated.
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    .Some countries, like Saudi Arabia, use energy-expensive desalination to solve the problem of water shortages.^ I would like to use some of this material] .
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    ^ Dengue fever is now found in more than 100 countries, most likely as a result of growth that occurs without sanitation, water treatment and sewerage.
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    ^ In developing countries like Thailand and Bangladesh people, have to pay fines for manufacturing, using and then throwing away the plastic bags causing environmental pollution.
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  • Depletion of natural resources, especially fossil fuels[164]
  • Increased levels of air pollution, water pollution, soil contamination and noise pollution.^ The situation is grim indeed: exponential population; armed conflicts over resources; rampant use of fossil fuel energy; destruction of the commons; and pollution of our air, food, water, genome, and politics to mention a few of my favorite things...
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    ^ The cutting blights the landscape, dries up streams, pollutes the air, lowers the water table, erodes the soil and silts rivers so that hydroelectric plants are blacked out.
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    ^ In 23 of the 192 countries in the report, more than 10% of deaths can be traced to unsafe drinking water and indoor air pollution.
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    .Once a country has industrialized and become wealthy, a combination of government regulation and technological innovation causes pollution to decline substantially, even as the population continues to grow.^ I find the idea of the government regulating population .
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    ^ The real cause of declining bird populations is the impact of the human species.
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    ^ Indeed, the World population and its continual growth is the real cause of pollution and rapid deterioration of the World's resources , such as the Oceans, forests, water,air, the environment and its creatures and all that which is necessary to sustain life on this Planet .
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  • Deforestation and loss of ecosystems[166] that sustain global atmospheric oxygen and carbon dioxide balance; about eight million hectares of forest are lost each year.^ Its trees produce oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
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    ^ Every year about 10 million hectares of forest are lost to development.
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    ^ In Indonesia, forest loss averages 2 million hectares a year.
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    [167]
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  • Changes in atmospheric composition and consequent global warming[168][169]
  • Irreversible loss of arable land and increases in desertification[170] Deforestation and desertification can be reversed by adopting property rights, and this policy is successful even while the human population continues to grow.^ An increasing population reduces availability of arable land and water.
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    ^ The use of both will increase global warming.
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    ^ These places were denuded, exploited, and destroyed by the need to provide for ever increasing populations, and FTAA didn't even exist.
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    [171]
  • Mass species extinctions.[172] from reduced habitat in .tropical forests due to slash-and-burn techniques that sometimes are practiced by shifting cultivators, especially in countries with rapidly expanding rural populations; present extinction rates may be as high as 140,000 species lost per year.^ The population of Dhaka city has a growth rate of 3.72% per year.
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    ^ If present rates of forest loss continue, extinction rates from habitat loss alone will reach 1,500 extinctions per million species per year, a significant increase from today's rate of around 150.
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    ^ There are many other countries where the population growth rate, while still high, is falling.
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    [173] .As of 2008, the IUCN Red List lists a total of 717 animal species having gone extinct during recorded human history.^ Data from the World Conservation Union (IUCN), shows that 811 species have gone extinct in the past 500 years.
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    ^ The first optimistic note is that the overall number of species in this Red List is not higher than in the last edition.
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    ^ According to a "Red List" compiled by the World Conservation Union, 844 animals and plants are known to have gone extinct in the last 500 years, probably a big underestimation.
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    [174]
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  • High infant and child mortality.^ Deficiencies in environmental sanitation contribute to the continuing high rate of infant and child mortality from diarrhea and vector-borne diseases.
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    ^ The high infant mortality rate is worse than Pakistan, China, Brazil and even Nigeria.
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    [175] .High rates of infant mortality are caused by poverty.^ Infant mortality and suicides rates are 3 times higher than national averages.
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    ^ One such claim is that high rates of population growth in Kenya have caused many forests to be destroyed for firewood.

    ^ The chief outbreaks have been the highly pathogenic H5N1 strain that has a high mortality rate in humans.
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    .Rich countries with high population densities have low rates of infant mortality.^ Population density by country: .
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    ^ There are many other countries where the population growth rate, while still high, is falling.
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    ^ As one reader above notes, population growth in rich countries also comes from immigration flows.
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    [176]
  • .
  • Intensive factory farming to support large populations.^ Truth is the system is a large part to blame for the ills, and one of the ills is that we have expanded the population beyond the point that the planet can sustainably support it.
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    ^ A ballooning world population, intensive farming and changes in sexual behavior have provided a breeding ground for an emerging diseases.
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    .It results in human threats including the evolution and spread of antibiotic resistant bacteria diseases, excessive air and water pollution, and new virus that infect humans.
  • Increased chance of the emergence of new epidemics and pandemics[177] For many environmental and social reasons, including overcrowded living conditions, malnutrition and inadequate, inaccessible, or non-existent health care, the poor are more likely to be exposed to infectious diseases.^ Perhaps the biggest threat is the onslaught of bacteria resistant to antibiotics.
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    ^ Infectious diseases happen with inadequate sanitation, air pollution, poverty, malnutrition, and the misuse of antibiotics.
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    ^ Transport of humans and food products by air spread diseases quickly.
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  • .
  • Starvation, malnutrition[137] or poor diet with ill health and diet-deficiency diseases (e.g.^ The relationship between economic growth and reductions in childhood malnutrition depends on how food is allocated, the availability of health services and the prevalence of disease.
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    rickets). .However, rich countries with high population densities do not have famine.^ There are many other countries where the population growth rate, while still high, is falling.
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    ^ Also many of the so called dense areas are not built HIGH up to maximize population density.
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    ^ However, there are many countries that have achieved low or negative population growth without the need for legal restrictions.
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    [179]
  • Poverty coupled with inflation in some regions and a resulting low level of capital formation. .Poverty and inflation are aggravated by bad government and bad economic policies.^ The drive for economic and material development overpowers the government's environmental policy.
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    .Many countries with high population densities have eliminated absolute poverty and keep their inflation rates very low.^ There are many other countries where the population growth rate, while still high, is falling.
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    ^ Yet populations in many developed countries keeps rising.
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    ^ But very low fertility rates are unsustainable too.
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  • Low life expectancy in countries with fastest growing populations[181]
  • Unhygienic living conditions for many based upon water resource depletion, discharge of raw sewage[182] and solid waste disposal.^ Life expectancy and standards of living have increased for many, but the population has grown to six billion, and continues to grow.
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    ^ Indeed, the World population and its continual growth is the real cause of pollution and rapid deterioration of the World's resources , such as the Oceans, forests, water,air, the environment and its creatures and all that which is necessary to sustain life on this Planet .
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    ^ There are many other countries where the population growth rate, while still high, is falling.
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    However, this problem can be reduced with the adoption of sewers. .For example, after Karachi, Pakistan installed sewers, its infant mortality rate fell substantially.^ Infant mortality and suicides rates are 3 times higher than national averages.
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    ^ Deficiencies in environmental sanitation contribute to the continuing high rate of infant and child mortality from diarrhea and vector-borne diseases.
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    ^ Medical and other scientific advances have benefited by delivering lower infant mortality rates as well as longevity.
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  • Elevated crime rate due to drug cartels and increased theft by people stealing resources to survive[184]
  • Conflict over scarce resources and crowding, leading to increased levels of warfare[185]
  • Less Personal Freedom / More Restrictive Laws. Laws regulate interactions between humans.^ The transfer of people from the rural to urban areas lead to an increase in the clearing of forest.
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    ^ We’re raping the hell out of resources for the sole purpose of building more buildings to house the flood of people pouring out from between our women’s legs.
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    ^ We can dream on about abandoning the capitalist model of resource depletion to feed ever increasing throngs of humanity, but the fact is that as populations grow, increasing competition for dwindling resources will lead to even faster rates of depletion, no matter the economic model.
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    Law "serves as a primary social mediator of relations between people." Law The higher the population density, the more frequent such interactions become, and thus there develops a need for more laws to regulate these interactions.
.Some economists, such as Thomas Sowell[186] and Walter E. Williams[187] argue that third world poverty and famine are caused in part by bad government and bad economic policies.^ However,I see nothing wrong with employing a one child policy or sterilzations of third world nations for their own survival, and ultimately for our own.
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^ The drive for economic and material development overpowers the government's environmental policy.
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^ He conveniently forgets to mention the other large parts of the world, particularly the Third World, where there are too many children, not too few.
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.Most biologists and sociologists see overpopulation as a serious threat to the quality of human life.^ The finding is important, because the fragmentation of wild land by human activities is one of the most important threats to biodiversity.
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^ Of 10 organisms listed as the most serious threats in this country, seven are carried by meat and dairy products.
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^ Overpopulation is the greatest threat that the human species has ever faced.
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Mitigation measures

.While the current world trends are not indicative of any realistic solution to human overpopulation during the 21st century, there are several mitigation measures that have or can be applied to reduce the adverse impacts of overpopulation.^ Without an annual human-hunting season, I’m not sure there’s a feasible solution to this problem.
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^ The health of the each ecosystem was measured, as based on its ability to produce the goods and services that the world currently relies on.
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^ Now the oceans need a respite of several years of reduced catches and there are success stories where depleted fisheries are being restored.
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Birth regulations

.Overpopulation is related to the issue of birth control; some nations, like the People's Republic of China, use strict measures to reduce birth rates.^ The threat of overpopulation is frequently used to justify abortion as birth control.
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^ Consider what China would be like without its birth control policy.
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^ I would like to use some of this material] .
  • Offtone 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.offtone.com [Source type: Original source]

.Religious and ideological opposition to birth control has been cited as a factor contributing to overpopulation and poverty.^ Women have fewer rights, no access to healthcare and no access to birth control (and/or they have fervent religious beliefs about procreation).
  • The great red herring of overpopulation | rabble.ca 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC rabble.ca [Source type: Original source]

[189] .Some leaders and environmentalists (such as Ted Turner) have suggested that there is an urgent need to strictly implement a China-like one-child policy globally by the United Nations, because this would help control and reduce population gradually and most successfully as is evidenced by the success and resultant economic-growth of China due to reduction of poverty in recent years.^ I've been a supporter of global population-control policies for a while now.
  • The inconvenient truth? Overpopulation - Diane Francis 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I recently goggled "world population control" and most of what I found was .
  • The inconvenient truth? Overpopulation - Diane Francis 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Obviously there are social and economic reasons for population growth.
  • The great red herring of overpopulation | rabble.ca 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC rabble.ca [Source type: Original source]

[190][191]
Indira Gandhi, late Prime Minister of India, implemented a forced sterilization programme in the 1970s. .Officially, men with two children or more had to submit to sterilization, but many unmarried young men, political opponents and ignorant men were also believed to have been sterilized.^ I think the best we can hope for is to convince people to have no more than two children, while we place the rest of our efforts on eliminating unwanted pregnancies.
  • Offtone 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.offtone.com [Source type: Original source]

^ COUPLES who have more than two children are being “irresponsible” by creating an unbearable burden on the environment, the government’s green adviser has warned.
  • The great red herring of overpopulation | rabble.ca 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC rabble.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ Many children are born to unmarried teenage mothers and are raised in disfunctional situations.
  • The inconvenient truth? Overpopulation - Diane Francis 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: Original source]

.This program is still remembered and criticized in India, and is blamed for creating a wrong public aversion to family planning, which hampered Government programmes for decades.^ But some accuse the government of creating confusion as the plan contains few specific details and that will take years to implement.
  • World Population Awareness - Impacts 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bangladesh has a good family planning program, but perhaps not enough people know about it.
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^ The government can also play a role through public education and policies that make it more difficult to have large families rather than subsidizing them.
  • The inconvenient truth? Overpopulation - Diane Francis 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: Original source]

[192]
Urban designer Michael E. Arth has proposed a "choice-based, marketable birth license plan" he calls "birth credits."[193] Birth credits would allow any woman to have as many children as she wants, as long as she buys a license for any children beyond an average allotment that would result in zero population growth (ZPG). .If that allotment was determined to be one child, for example, then the first child would be free, and the market would determine what the license fee for each additional child would cost.^ A one child policy in the present environment would accelerate the decline of the Western world as we know it and hand it over to the pious reproducers.
  • The inconvenient truth? Overpopulation - Diane Francis 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Before I say anything, I would first like to mention that I have never been one to broadcast my opinions.
  • Offtone 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.offtone.com [Source type: Original source]

^ One proposed rule change would allow operators to consider pollution levels equipment separately in determining whether its pollution level has gone up.
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.Extra credits would expire after a certain time, so these credits could not be hoarded by speculators.^ By creating insect resistance the genetically engineered crops would render these pesticides ineffective within a few years time.
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.Another advantage of the scheme is that the affluent would not buy them because they already limit their family size by choice, as evidenced by an average of 1.1 children per European woman.^ The study describes, by rough count, 30 premodern socially-sanctioned methods of limiting the "total fertility rate" (children per couple).
  • Offtone 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.offtone.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But since western developed population already near those margins (just 5 years ago, Spain was under 1.5 children per woman), the burden falls on developing countries, right?
  • Does Our Planet Have Too Many People? | Environment | AlterNet 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ (Comparatively, I've read that indigenous Europeans already have a laudatory birth rate of fewer than 2 children per couple.
  • The inconvenient truth? Overpopulation - Diane Francis 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: Original source]

.The actual cost of the credits would only be a fraction of the actual cost of having and raising a child, so the credits would serve more as a wake-up call to women who might otherwise produce children without seriously considering the long term consequences to themselves or society.^ If I sound harsh, it is only to wake you up and make you start thinking.
  • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It exploits child labour, giving parents an economic incentive to increase family income by having more children.
  • The great red herring of overpopulation | rabble.ca 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC rabble.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ If one counted soil retention and resource conversation, perennial grains would be more productive even before they were equal in producing bushels.
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[194]

Education and empowerment

.One option is to focus on education about overpopulation, family planning, and birth control methods, and to make birth-control devices like male/female condoms, pills and intrauterine devices easily available.^ Making birth control pills and condoms freely available for all is one.
  • Does Our Planet Have Too Many People? | Environment | AlterNet 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ Birth control should be available to everyone.
  • Does Our Planet Have Too Many People? | Environment | AlterNet 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ This is not about birth control, its about morals and ethics.
  • Billionaire club in bid to curb overpopulation 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: Original source]

.Some 80 million pregnancies – nearly 40% of the total each year – are unplanned.^ The 500-year-old cod fishery of Canada failed in the early 1990s, putting some 40,000 fishers and fish processors out of work.
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^ Researchers have turned their attention to the impact of dust after it became clear that in some years, many million tons of sand float across the Atlantic Ocean.
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^ But AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria alone kill 40 times that number every year, taking no fewer than 6 million lives.
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[195] .An estimated 350 million women in the poorest countries of the world either did not want their last child, do not want another child or want to space their pregnancies, but they lack access to information, affordable means and services to determine the size and spacing of their families.^ They use it as a means to get into space.
  • Billionaire club in bid to curb overpopulation 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ My wife and I have been traveling the world for years, providing dental and medical services for the poorest of the poor, and your implications are 100% correct: nothing short of drastic family planning, world wide, will save us all from catastrophy.
  • The inconvenient truth? Overpopulation - Diane Francis 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I do understand your logic, why have your own child when there are already millions of children around the world that need homes.
  • Offtone 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.offtone.com [Source type: Original source]

.In the developing world, some 514,000 women die annually of complications from pregnancy and abortion.^ Some 9 percent of the world's tree species are at risk of extinction; tropical deforestation may exceed 130,000 square kilometers per year.
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^ So many sharks have perished, some 300,000 a year is the estimate, to provide soup to Asians half a world away.
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^ More than 2 million American women are infected with HPV each year and ten thousand are diagnosed annually with cervical cancer, claiming 4,000 lives.
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[196] .Slightly more than one half of the maternal deaths occurred in the sub-Saharan Africa region, followed by South Asia.^ The problem is particularly acute in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
  • World Population Awareness - Impacts 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Alternet's servers probably use more energy than sub-saharan africa.
  • Does Our Planet Have Too Many People? | Environment | AlterNet 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ In 23 of the 192 countries in the report, more than 10% of deaths can be traced to unsafe drinking water and indoor air pollution.
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[197] .Additionally, 8 million infants die, many because of malnutrition or preventable diseases, especially from lack of access to clean drinking water.^ It is unlikely that the antidepressant could get into the drinking water because the wastewater plant is several miles away from the lake.
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^ India's children, especially girls, are faced with lack of educational opportunities, malnourishment, infant mortality and early marriages.
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^ The river is the only source of drinking water in Shanghai, it has been a great challenge to get clean water.
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[198] .In the United States, in 2001, almost half of pregnancies were unintended.^ In fact, nearly half of all antibiotics used in the United States are fed to animals.
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[199]
.Egypt announced a program to reduce its overpopulation by family planning education and putting women in the workforce.^ Karen Gaia says: reducing the death rate of children and women helps reduce family size.
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^ Bangladesh has a good family planning program, but perhaps not enough people know about it.
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^ Earlier this week, Bush announced plans to speed the cutting in national forests to try to reduce wildfires.
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.It was announced in June 2008 by the Minister of Health and Population Hatem el-Gabali.^ June 2009 Reuters Center for Biological Diversity Announces Support for Global Population Speak Out.
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.The government has set aside 480 million Egyptian pounds (about 90 million U.S. dollars) for the program.^ Greenpeace claims the government's land reform agency, Incra, is setting aside areas for land settlement that are of value to the timber industry, instead of placing people on land that has been cleared.
  • World Population Awareness - Impacts 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Federal lawyers argued that reinstating surveys would cost the government about $2.7 million a year.
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^ Of the 1.4 million species on the earth, about 50% to 90% live in a forest.
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[200]

Extraterrestrial settlement

.In the 1970s, Gerard O'Neill suggested building space habitats that could support 30,000 times the carrying capacity of Earth using just the asteroid belt and that the solar system as a whole could sustain current population growth rates for a thousand years.^ The population of Dhaka city has a growth rate of 3.72% per year.
  • World Population Awareness - Impacts 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Ghana's current population growth is estimated at 2.6%.
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^ Canadian rate is about 8.0 and over half of the world's population is over the sustainable level.
  • The great red herring of overpopulation | rabble.ca 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC rabble.ca [Source type: Original source]

[201] .Marshall Savage (1992, 1994) has projected a human population of five quintillion throughout the solar system by 3000, with the majority in the asteroid belt.^ But I do see human population growth of 1,000,000 more living human beings joining us every four or five days as a problem.
  • The great red herring of overpopulation | rabble.ca 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC rabble.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ Throughout human history, before anyone named Adam Smith existed, populations have been soiling their nests and depleting their limited resources to feed burgeoning populations.
  • The great red herring of overpopulation | rabble.ca 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC rabble.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ If biotech rice has found its way into the food system, China is the first place in the world where a major crop is being consumed by humans.
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[202] .Arthur C. Clarke prophecized there could be humans on the Moon, Mars, Europa, Ganymede, Titan and in orbit around Venus, Neptune and Pluto in 2057.[203] Freeman Dyson (1999) favours the Kuiper belt as the future home of humanity, suggesting this could happen within a few centuries.^ Researchers suggest there is significant evidence that current forests have not yet recovered from humanity’s imprint thousands of years ago.
  • World Population Awareness - Impacts 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I thought the more brains there were to go around the greater the chances someone could come up with positive, non-destructive solutions.
  • The inconvenient truth? Overpopulation - Diane Francis 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There are health crises around the world, there are human activities that threaten natural resources.
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[204] .In Mining the Sky, John S. Lewis suggests that the resources of the solar system could support 10 quadrillion (1016) people.^ If we dropped the monetary system and started caring about each other and the planet we could easily house 20 billion people on this planet and the planet would not suffer a bit for it.
  • Billionaire club in bid to curb overpopulation 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Desertification could drive tens of millions of people from their homes and put new strains on natural resources and on other societies nearby and threaten international instability.
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^ Mining of massive sulphide deposits near undersea hydrothermal vent systems could smother and contaminate the fragile flora and flora these vents support.
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.K. Eric Drexler, famous inventor of the futuristic concept of molecular nanotechnology, has suggested in Engines of Creation that colonizing space will mean breaking the Malthusian limits to growth for the human species.^ Your hypothese begain by including humanity as equal creation with other creatures, species and fauna.
  • The inconvenient truth? Overpopulation - Diane Francis 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Humans are in fact the most destructive species on earth and are far from solving ANY problem, they CREATE all the problems.
  • Billionaire club in bid to curb overpopulation 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The correlation between human population growth and species extinction has been clearly documented.
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.Many authors, including Carl Sagan, Arthur C. Clarke,[205] and Isaac Asimov[206] have argued that shipping the excess population into space is not a viable solution to human overpopulation.^ Fisheries are extending into deeper zones of the ocean which are unregulated and populations of many species are set to decline.
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^ Lyme disease is a problem in parts of the US. Reforestation has brought large populations of deer, mice and ticks into much closer contact with humans.
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.According to Clarke, "the population battle must be fought or won here on Earth".[205] The problem for these authors is not the lack of resources in space (as shown in books such as Mining the Sky[207]), but the physical impracticality of shipping vast numbers of people into space to "solve" overpopulation on Earth.^ The human brain can solve the Earth’s problems.” .
  • Billionaire club in bid to curb overpopulation 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Most areas of the earth are unsuitable for subsistence of vast numbers of people.
  • The great red herring of overpopulation | rabble.ca 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC rabble.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ The human brain can solve the Earth’s problems.
  • Billionaire club in bid to curb overpopulation 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: Original source]

.However, Gerard O'Neill's calculations show that Earth could offload all new population growth with a launch services industry about the same size as the current airline industry.^ Ghana's current population growth is estimated at 2.6%.
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^ But socialism, the industrial socialism of Marx, wasn't about not exploiting the planet's resources through industrialization, but on more equitably distributing the booty of the Earth plunder.
  • The great red herring of overpopulation | rabble.ca 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC rabble.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ I do maintain that our current population growth is driven by economics and that we can create a society in which population levels will not be pressured to increase for economic reasons.
  • The great red herring of overpopulation | rabble.ca 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC rabble.ca [Source type: Original source]

[208]

Other approaches and effects

.Many philosophers, including Thomas Malthus, have said at various times that when humankind does not check population-growth, nature takes its course.^ There are many other countries where the population growth rate, while still high, is falling.
  • The inconvenient truth? Overpopulation - Diane Francis 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If it's natural ressources could not sustain the current population the growth rates would naturally follow and plateau, yet populations are still growing.
  • The inconvenient truth? Overpopulation - Diane Francis 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Now, China is facing a different issue of population: How does population continue when there are hardly any women and far too many men?
  • Offtone 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.offtone.com [Source type: Original source]

.But this course might not result in the death of humans through catastrophes; instead it might result in infertility.^ The result was 105 human deaths.
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.German scientists have reported that a virus called Adeno-associated virus might have a role in male infertility,[209] but is otherwise harmless to humans.^ Another concern is what might happen if someone created an immuno-contraception virus for humans that replicated itself quickly and easily.
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^ San Joaquin Valley air regulators acknowledge a problem, but it might not be as bad as the American Lung Association's report suggests.
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^ USGS physical scientist Stephen Guptill has mapped the virus for two years and reports: "The thing we know for certain is that the virus has established itself in North America.
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[210] .Thus, if this or similar viruses mutate, they might cause infertility on a large-scale, causing a mass scale viral epidemic and thus resulting in a natural human population-control over time.^ It involves a mass culling of human populations.
  • The great red herring of overpopulation | rabble.ca 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC rabble.ca [Source type: Original source]

^ The real cause of declining bird populations is the impact of the human species.
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^ Human population has grown exponentially by exhausting limited resources, like yeast in a vat or reindeer on St. Matthew Island, and is destined for a similar fate.
  • The great red herring of overpopulation | rabble.ca 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC rabble.ca [Source type: Original source]

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Further reading

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  • Virginia Abernethy, professor (emerita) of psychiatry and anthropology, Population Politics, (1993)
  • Albert Bartlett, emeritus professor of physics, Arithmetic, Population, and Energy: The Forgotten Fundamentals of the Energy Crisis, (1978)
  • Joel E. Cohen, Chair, Laboratory of Populations at the Rockefeller University, How Many People Can the Earth Support?^ Incidentally, how many people would be too many?
    • The great red herring of overpopulation | rabble.ca 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC rabble.ca [Source type: Original source]

    ^ M. Spector wrote: Get rid of capitalist exploitation of people and pillaging of the earth's resources and populations will control themselves.
    • The great red herring of overpopulation | rabble.ca 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC rabble.ca [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Now, China is facing a different issue of population: How does population continue when there are hardly any women and far too many men?
    • Offtone 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.offtone.com [Source type: Original source]

    .(1996)
  • Barry Commoner, American biologist and college professor Making Peace with the Planet (1990)
  • Herman Daly, professor at the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, College Park Ecological Economics and the Ecology of Economics (1999)
  • Paul R. Ehrlich, Bing Professor of Population Studies, The Population Bomb, (1968) The Population Explosion, (1990) The Population Bomb, (1995) reprint
  • Garrett Hardin, 1941 Stanford University - Ph.D. Microbiology, Living Within Limits, (1995) reprint
  • Steven LeBlanc, Constant battles: the myth of the peaceful, noble savage, (2003) ISBN 0312310897 argues that local overpopulation has been the major cause of warfare since paleolithic times.
  • F. L. Lucas, The Greatest Problem (1960); an early wake-up call on over-population, by a distinguished Cambridge academic
  • Andrew Mason, Professor, head of the University of Hawaii's population studies program, Population change and economic development in East Asia: Challenges met, opportunities seized (2001)
  • Donella Meadows, lead author Ph.D. in biophysics from Harvard, Jorgen Randers, professor of policy analysis at the Norwegian School of Management, Dennis Meadows, director of the Institute for Policy and Social Science Research Limits to Growth: The 30-Year Update (Paperback) (2004)
  • Thomas Malthus, English demographer and political economist, An Essay on the Principle of Population, (1798)
  • Julian Lincoln Simon, professor of Business Administration The Ultimate Resource 2, (1998)"
  • Ben J. Wattenberg, senior fellow at the neoconservative American Enterprise Institute, The Birth Dearth (1989) ???^ It’s time to wake up to the deception.
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ To say nothing of the fact that Thomas Malthus came out with the ‘Essay on the Principle of Population in 1798’ .
    • Offtone 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.offtone.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Really folks, it’s time to wake up.
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Fewer: How the New Demography of Depopulation Will Shape Our Future, (2005)
  • Daniel Quinn, author The Story of B, pp 304–305 (1996)

External links

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Quotes

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

.Overpopulation is the condition of any organism's numbers exceeding the carrying capacity of its ecological niche.^ Mon14Dec2009 tagged carrying capacity , climate change , energy crisis , overpopulation , water crisis and water shortages .

^ We’ve already exceeded global carrying capacity.
  • Overpopulation: Not a Problem Now, and Never Will Be 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.fightaging.org [Source type: Original source]

^ We try to control sprawl, we urge more sustainable forestry practices, we encourage recycling, but when you come down to it, by not controlling our own numbers the human species is exceeding the planet’s carrying capacity.
  • World Population Awareness - Impacts 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In common parlance, the term usually refers to the relationship between the human population and its environment, Earth.^ Human impact on the environment is proportional to human population.
  • Overpopulation: Not a Problem Now, and Never Will Be 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.fightaging.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Do I need to explain how growing human population hurts the Earth?
  • kelpiewilson: overpopulation 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.kelpiewilson.com [Source type: Original source]

^ A rising human population of 6.5 billion is undermining the environment.
  • World Population Awareness - Impacts 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In the context of human societies, however, overpopulation occurs when the population density is so great as to actually cause an impaired quality of life, serious environmental degradation, or long-term shortages of essential goods and services.^ Environmental damage incurs a heavy cost on human societies and animals.
  • World Population Awareness - Impacts 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The real issue is not overpopulation but overconsumption - mostly in rich countries that have long since given up adding substantial numbers to their population.
  • Overpopulation Mantra Overheating as Copenhagen Approaches 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.theflucase.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I think this means that in ten years all the people whose life sustenance was dependent on that 20 percent of the globe’s goods and services have now starved to death.

This is the definition used by popular dictionaries such Merriam-Webster. .If this causal relationship cannot be proven to exist, overpopulation cannot be said to occur, as such an imbalance may actually be caused by any number of other factors such as bad governance, war, corruption or endemic poverty.^ Famine is caused by the same factors as poverty.
  • Overpopulation: Not a Problem Now, and Never Will Be 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.fightaging.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Tripps Says: May 24th, 2009 at 4:44 pm SUCH BS! There is NO SUCH thing as Overpopulation!!!!!!!
  • Billionaire club in bid to curb overpopulation 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There are other contributing factors to climate change, such as the use of aerosols and nitrogen deposition.
  • World Population Awareness - Impacts 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Contents

Julian Simon on Overpopulation

Julian Lincoln Simon (1932-1998) was a Professor of Business Administration at the University of Maryland and a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute.
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  • Erroneous belief about population growth has cost dearly.^ I don't think there's much need to worry about the effects of immortality on population growth until those trends reverse.
    • FuturePundit: Eternal Youth, Overpopulation, And Instincts To Reproduce 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.futurepundit.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ About 35% of the nation's land area is threatened with a high rate of population growth, deforestation, high incidence of bush fires and inappropriate land use.
    • World Population Awareness - Impacts 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The other week, the CBC had a program on hunger, but nothing at all about what is an obvious cause of this - expoding population growth.
    • The inconvenient truth? Overpopulation - Diane Francis 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    .In poor countries, it has directed attention away from the factor that we now know is central in a country's economic development, its economic and political system.^ Scientists are examining genetic factors and looking at the immune system developed in early life.
    • World Population Awareness - Impacts 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ If we are to understand the future of energy, we know already that energy availability will drastically reduce in "developed" nations (such a sad misnomer) and further reduce in "developing" countries.
    • Does Our Planet Have Too Many People? | Environment | AlterNet 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Public and political leaders of developing countries are concerned about the food and environmental safety aspects of GMOs.
    • World Population Awareness - Impacts 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .And in rich countries, misdirected attention to population growth and its supposed consequence of natural-resource shortages has caused waste through such programs as now-abandoned synthetic fuel programs, and the useless development of airplanes that would be appropriate for an age of greater scarcity.^ The fact is, population growth is not something "natural."
    • kelpiewilson: overpopulation 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.kelpiewilson.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Unfortunately, this can also cause higher population growth in those other countries….
    • Offtone 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.offtone.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But population growth in the rich countries is not just a matter of births.
    • Consumption Dwarfs Population as Main Environmental Threat by Fred Pearce: Yale Environment 360 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC e360.yale.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]


    -- Scarcity or Abundance? .A Debate on the Environment
  • Adding more people causes problems, but people are also the means to solve these problems.^ So there is PLENTY OF SPACE FOR BILLIONS MORE PEOPLE. Overpopulation is only a problem for those who seek to control.
    • Billionaire club in bid to curb overpopulation 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In the new environment, natural selection will increase the frequency of genes that cause people to have lots of children regardless of status.
    • FuturePundit: Eternal Youth, Overpopulation, And Instincts To Reproduce 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.futurepundit.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Karen Gaia says: More people means more demand for corn for food and fuel, which means more poisoning of our own environment.
    • World Population Awareness - Impacts 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    The main fuel to speed our progress is our stock of knowledge, and the brake is our lack of imagination. .The ultimate resource is people - skilled, spirited, and hopeful people who will exert their wills and imaginations for their own benefit, and inevitably they will benefit not only themselves but the rest of us as well.^ Or is only the rest of us who have to abide by her dictates?
    • The inconvenient truth? Overpopulation - Diane Francis 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Rapidly growing populations have been accompanied by rapidly declining resource prices as people have discovered new ways to use existing resources as well as uses for previously unused materials.
    • A more serious look at the Overpopulation Myth 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.selectsmart.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ These things were done under a government that had the good of the people at heart and treated the people like children who were told to do something they may not have liked but was good for them.
    • The inconvenient truth? Overpopulation - Diane Francis 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: Original source]


    -- The Ultimate Resource

Paul R. Ehrlich on Overpopulation

Dr. Paul R. Ehrlich is Stanford Professor of Population Studies and author of The Population Explosion (1990).
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    • THE POPULATION EXPLOSION (1990)
  • Overdrafts on aquifers are one reason some of our geologist colleagues are convinced that water shortages will bring the human population explosion to a halt.^ The best one is water shortage.
    • Billionaire club in bid to curb overpopulation 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I do maintain that our current population growth is driven by economics and that we can create a society in which population levels will not be pressured to increase for economic reasons.
    • The great red herring of overpopulation | rabble.ca 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC rabble.ca [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The two constraints that are most significantly ignored are the unchecked population explosion and the ability of the environment to continue to tolerate the stress of increasing human activity.
    • United Nations Overpopulation Denial Conference 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.laetusinpraesens.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .There are substitutes for oil; there is no substitute for fresh water.
  • The key to understanding overpopulation is not population density but the numbers of people in an area relative to its resources and the capacity of the environment to sustain human activities; that is, to the area’s carrying capacity.^ There is no overpopulation.
    • Billionaire club in bid to curb overpopulation 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There is no nation which is not currently overpopulated.
    • Consumption Dwarfs Population as Main Environmental Threat by Fred Pearce: Yale Environment 360 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC e360.yale.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Human impact on the environment is proportional to human population.
    • Overpopulation: Not a Problem Now, and Never Will Be 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.fightaging.org [Source type: Original source]

    When is an area overpopulated? .When its population can’t be maintained without rapidly depleting nonrenewable resources....^ Rapidly growing populations have been accompanied by rapidly declining resource prices as people have discovered new ways to use existing resources as well as uses for previously unused materials.
    • A more serious look at the Overpopulation Myth 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.selectsmart.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Species extinction, pollution, resource depletion, and climate change can all be traced back to unsustainable population growth.
    • World Population Awareness - Impacts 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Throughout human history, before anyone named Adam Smith existed, populations have been soiling their nests and depleting their limited resources to feed burgeoning populations.
    • The great red herring of overpopulation | rabble.ca 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC rabble.ca [Source type: Original source]

    .By this standard, the entire planet and virtually every nation is already vastly overpopulated.
    • Paul Ehrlich, in public discussion with Bill McKibben, author of THE END OF NATURE, in KQED Radio City Arts and Lectures Broadcast, San Francisco 1996
  • A series of things have come up since then that have made the problem incredibly grimmer….^ I’ve come up with a solution to overpopulation.
    • Offtone 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.offtone.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Back in the late 1960s, when Paul Ehrlich wrote his seminal book The Population Bomb, rapid population growth was arguably the number 1 threat to the planet's future.
    • Overpopulation Mantra Overheating as Copenhagen Approaches 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.theflucase.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Since the 60s, whole chunks of England have been broken up into small fragments, absorbed into a dense network of towns, cities and major roads.
    • Does Our Planet Have Too Many People? | Environment | AlterNet 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    The ozone hole… acid rain…. .Three hundred million people have starved to death since THE POPULATION BOMB was written.^ Dubai's population is a measly 1.4 million people.
    • World Population Awareness - Impacts 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ And in 1968, Paul Ehrlich wrote in The Population Bomb that the battle to feed humanity was over and predicted 65 million Americans would die of starvation by the mid-1980's.
    • U.N. targets population growth at Cairo summit | CFACT 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.cfact.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "Increased population density, expanding agriculture, deforestation, are a problem in the Lake Victoria basin, which serves 30 million people.
    • World Population Awareness - Impacts 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .The famines weren’t as large as agriculturists thought they would be… due to the spread of… Green Revolution technology into the poor countries….^ It’s better for the planet that they stay poor, but I would rather see fewer people living better.
    • Consumption Dwarfs Population as Main Environmental Threat by Fred Pearce: Yale Environment 360 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC e360.yale.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ It was thought that with the cooler temperatures in January and February, there would have been recovery, but they're still sick.
    • World Population Awareness - Impacts 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ They went around the country, tossing condoms into the hands of the masses and performing vasectomies.
    • Offtone 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.offtone.com [Source type: Original source]

    .What makes us nervous right now is that we’re faced with again having to do something desperate to increase our food production greatly....^ As it is right now you live on oil that comes from the Middle East, you eat food that probably comes from California.
    • Offtone 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.offtone.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The American Chemistry Council tells us that bisphenol A makes our lives "healthier and safer, each and every day."
    • World Population Awareness - Impacts 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Changing our staple foods would make a significant contribution to reducing the $72.2 billion the Australian government annually spends on health.
    • World Population Awareness - Impacts 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .In 1965 we knew exactly how to do it, the question was could we deploy it fast enough—Today we have nothing left to deploy—that’s very scary....^ Yet beyond the environmental and technical questions looms a more practical issue: How could governments really commit to supervising geoengineering schemes for centuries?
    • Consumption Dwarfs Population as Main Environmental Threat by Fred Pearce: Yale Environment 360 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC e360.yale.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The question for us today is how do we organize ourselves so that we can survive comfortably in the meantime.
    • The great red herring of overpopulation | rabble.ca 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC rabble.ca [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The species that cannot migrate fast enough to higher altitudes or cooler coastal areas could face extinction.
    • World Population Awareness - Impacts 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    As a species we’re not able to live on our income; we’re living on our capital, our deep rich agricultural soils are being destroyed, water is being overpumped, and our biodiversity, our life support system—we’re already far beyond what we can support.
    • PAUL EHRLICH AND THE POPULATION BOMB, PBS video produced by Canadian biologist Dr. David Suzuki
  • The idea that we can just keep growing forever on a finite planet is totally imbecilic.... .Simon, a professor of junkmail marketing, and his kind, think technology will solve everything....^ Although, eventually I think technology will solve these environmental issues, though it may take some time.
    • Overpopulation: Not a Problem Now, and Never Will Be 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.fightaging.org [Source type: Original source]

    .We can use up the Earth then we can just jump into spaceships and fly somewhere else....^ People who have more than one child are just speeding up the inevitable collapse into disease, malnutrition, and war over scarce resources.
    • The great red herring of overpopulation | rabble.ca 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC rabble.ca [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We use more plastic, and it all ends up in the sea, we keep pumping raw sewage into the sea.
    • World Population Awareness - Impacts 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ We have a tendency to view the Earth and all it's resources ours to use up completely.
    • Does Our Planet Have Too Many People? | Environment | AlterNet 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    .Technology does nothing to solve problems of biodiversity or living space or arable cropland....^ Even if the world population does stabilise soon and starts to glide downwards, that won't solve the world's environmental problems.
    • Overpopulation Mantra Overheating as Copenhagen Approaches 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.theflucase.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And with more time other technologies like uploading or interstellar travel may come along that solve the problem longterm.
    • FuturePundit: Eternal Youth, Overpopulation, And Instincts To Reproduce 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.futurepundit.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Cap and Trade does absolutely Nothing to solve the problem, it merely taxes an already financially hurting populace.
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Fresh water and arable cropland are finite nonrenewable resources....^ And fresh water is a precious resource that is being abused.
    • The inconvenient truth? Overpopulation - Diane Francis 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ BUT there is not enough arable land or fresh water to feed them.
    • Overpopulation: Not a Problem Now, and Never Will Be 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.fightaging.org [Source type: Original source]

    .We are already far beyond what we can support sustainably....^ Without the last 2000 years of religious tyranny and government control we would already be far beyond the very real goals you posit here.
    • Billionaire club in bid to curb overpopulation 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Future population estimates aren't the point really - population is already well beyond a sustainable level.
    • Overpopulation: Not a Problem Now, and Never Will Be 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.fightaging.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Truth is the system is a large part to blame for the ills, and one of the ills is that we have expanded the population beyond the point that the planet can sustainably support it.
    • The great red herring of overpopulation | rabble.ca 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC rabble.ca [Source type: Original source]

    .The provincial view you get from someone living in some wealthy American East Coast city is wildly different from reality.^ As it is right now you live on oil that comes from the Middle East, you eat food that probably comes from California.
    • Offtone 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.offtone.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Why don't you go live in the communist China you love so much and leave North American freedom alone.
    • The inconvenient truth? Overpopulation - Diane Francis 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You live in a wealthy nation with a fairly stable population, on the whole es machts nichts.
    • The great red herring of overpopulation | rabble.ca 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC rabble.ca [Source type: Original source]

    .Most of the world is tropical, hungry and poor.^ Most of the world’s “biodiversity hotspots” are in poor countries and will be very adversely affected by population growth.
    • Consumption Dwarfs Population as Main Environmental Threat by Fred Pearce: Yale Environment 360 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC e360.yale.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Visit the developing world and southern hemisphere and you get a very different view of reality.
  • Solving the population problem is not going to solve the problems of racism… of sexism… of religious intolerance… of war… of gross economic inequality—But if you don’t solve the population problem, you’re not going to solve any of those problems.^ The population isn’t the real problem.
    • Billionaire club in bid to curb overpopulation 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ And the real problem is in the third world.
    • Overpopulation: Not a Problem Now, and Never Will Be 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.fightaging.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I realized that you’re not actually mammals.
    • Offtone 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.offtone.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Whatever problem you’re interested in, you’re not going to solve it unless you also solve the population problem.^ Just solve the problem you’re talking about & .
    • Billionaire club in bid to curb overpopulation 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Population reduction to solve the world's problems?
    • The inconvenient truth? Overpopulation - Diane Francis 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Ultimately, you are correct - over population is the problem.
    • The inconvenient truth? Overpopulation - Diane Francis 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    Whatever your cause, it’s a lost cause without population control.
    • Ehrlich, Paul R.

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  • It is not a question of the human population outstripping resources, since food production continues to exceed population growth and non-renewable resources become more plentiful each year as new sources are found.^ Answer: endless human population growth.

    ^ Like food, resources have become more abundant over time.
    • A more serious look at the Overpopulation Myth 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.selectsmart.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The argument for population control years ago was the lack of natural resources and production of food.
    • The inconvenient truth? Overpopulation - Diane Francis 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • In fact, people do live in crowded conditions, and always have.^ These figures take into account the fact that people are living longer and that diagnoses of such ailments have improved.
    • World Population Awareness - Impacts 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ What I personally get ‘all worked up’ about is the fact it looks to me like way over 85% of people’s problems on this earth stem from overpopulation .
    • Offtone 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.offtone.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Deplorable living conditions exist because of other people, usually politicians.
    • Does Our Planet Have Too Many People? | Environment | AlterNet 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    We cluster together in cities and villages in order to exchange goods and services with one another. .But while we crowd together for economic reasons in our great metropolitan areas, most of the world is empty, as we can see when we fly over it.^ I do maintain that our current population growth is driven by economics and that we can create a society in which population levels will not be pressured to increase for economic reasons.
    • The great red herring of overpopulation | rabble.ca 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC rabble.ca [Source type: Original source]

    ^ PacRim Jim said at November 5, 2006 11:15 PM : The reason most of us reproduce is to perpetuate ourselves--more specifically, our genes.
    • FuturePundit: Eternal Youth, Overpopulation, And Instincts To Reproduce 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.futurepundit.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ However,I see nothing wrong with employing a one child policy or sterilzations of third world nations for their own survival, and ultimately for our own.
    • Billionaire club in bid to curb overpopulation 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: Original source]

    .It has been estimated by Paul Ehrlich and others that human beings actually occupy no more than 1 to 3 percent of the earth's land surface.^ And in 1968, Paul Ehrlich wrote in The Population Bomb that the battle to feed humanity was over and predicted 65 million Americans would die of starvation by the mid-1980's.
    • U.N. targets population growth at Cairo summit | CFACT 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.cfact.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The North Pole, goal of so many explorers, will then be no more than a point on the ocean surface.
    • kelpiewilson: overpopulation 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.kelpiewilson.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But I do see human population growth of 1,000,000 more living human beings joining us every four or five days as a problem.
    • The great red herring of overpopulation | rabble.ca 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC rabble.ca [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • There are now 6 billion people on Earth.^ So there is PLENTY OF SPACE FOR BILLIONS MORE PEOPLE. Overpopulation is only a problem for those who seek to control.
    • Billionaire club in bid to curb overpopulation 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There are now nearly 7 billion and by the time I die there will be a projected 9 billion.
    • Overpopulation. 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.eyemead.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Who would be the first people who would lose their jobs if there weren’t as many kids next year as there were this year?
    • Offtone 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.offtone.com [Source type: Original source]

    .The planet's population will most likely continue to climb until 2050, when it will peak at 9 billion.^ The two constraints that are most significantly ignored are the unchecked population explosion and the ability of the environment to continue to tolerate the stress of increasing human activity.
    • United Nations Overpopulation Denial Conference 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.laetusinpraesens.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ However, 9 billion is a very damaging level of population for the planet to support at any level of consumption.
    • kelpiewilson: overpopulation 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.kelpiewilson.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Just five countries are likely to produce most of the world’s population growth in the coming decades: India, China, Pakistan, Nigeria, and Ethiopia.
    • Consumption Dwarfs Population as Main Environmental Threat by Fred Pearce: Yale Environment 360 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC e360.yale.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Other predictions have the world's population peaking at 7.5 billion in 2040. In either case, it will then go into a sharp decline.^ Well all over the world are going into decline.
    • Overpopulation: Not a Problem Now, and Never Will Be 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.fightaging.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In this instance, our duties require us to press on in the this endeavor to brighten the world, not let it go into darkness.
    • The inconvenient truth? Overpopulation - Diane Francis 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Instead they are near their peak population, and will start to decline this century.
    • Consumption Dwarfs Population as Main Environmental Threat by Fred Pearce: Yale Environment 360 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC e360.yale.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .The world may soon be facing an under-population crisis -- a prospect that has all but escaped media scrutiny.^ The world is not over populated at all.
    • Overpopulation Mantra Overheating as Copenhagen Approaches 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.theflucase.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Mooney Says: May 24th, 2009 at 4:13 pm Almost 50% of the worlds population is found in India and China.
    • Billionaire club in bid to curb overpopulation 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Jerry Says: May 24th, 2009 at 3:54 am IMO Overpopulation is the # 1 problem this world faces … It is at the root of many of our other problems .
    • Billionaire club in bid to curb overpopulation 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: Original source]

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  • Democracy cannot survive overpopulation. Human dignity cannot survive it. Convenience and decency cannot survive it. .As you put more and more people into the world, the value of life not only declines, it disappears.^ So there is PLENTY OF SPACE FOR BILLIONS MORE PEOPLE. Overpopulation is only a problem for those who seek to control.
    • Billionaire club in bid to curb overpopulation 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ These have been my thoughts for a long time now, and I'm sure a good many more people in this World as well.
    • The inconvenient truth? Overpopulation - Diane Francis 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The problem is you may put them into a wrong order.
    • Consumption Dwarfs Population as Main Environmental Threat by Fred Pearce: Yale Environment 360 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC e360.yale.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    It doesn't matter if someone dies. .The more people there are, the less one individual matters.^ The more people there are, the harder the task.
    • John Lennon On the Myth of Over-population 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.infowars.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ So there is PLENTY OF SPACE FOR BILLIONS MORE PEOPLE. Overpopulation is only a problem for those who seek to control.
    • Billionaire club in bid to curb overpopulation 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Human curiosity and each individual's search for truth will often take one far afield of where one started, as the examples above (and myriad more) clearly indicate.
    • U.N. targets population growth at Cairo summit | CFACT 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.cfact.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

  • I am convinced that some political and social activities and practices of the Catholic organizations are detrimental and even dangerous for the community as a whole, here and everywhere. .I mention here only the fight against birth control at a time when overpopulation in various countries has become a serious threat to the health of people and a grave obstacle to any attempt to organize peace on this planet.^ When humans add 77 million more people to the planet annually, and those that suffer in overpopulated civilizations instead of practicing birth control— escape to other countries while continuing their profligate population increases—it doesn’t take a sixth grader to figure out the equation cannot continue.

    ^ So there is PLENTY OF SPACE FOR BILLIONS MORE PEOPLE. Overpopulation is only a problem for those who seek to control.
    • Billionaire club in bid to curb overpopulation 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Surely no one can be taken seriously that accepts that we face the greatest threat to mankind and then denies the only solution possible.
    • Consumption Dwarfs Population as Main Environmental Threat by Fred Pearce: Yale Environment 360 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC e360.yale.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
  • If government knew how, I should like to see it check, not multiply the population.^ Do population people really look down on poor skinny children and think sterilize ‘im?I see how greed gives way to wrath and hate.
    • Billionaire club in bid to curb overpopulation 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The top box “load on earth” shows how “Total human footprint” is created by multiplying “population” times “per capita footprint.” (check for the displays at www.skil.org ) .

    ^ With such a powerful religious influence, how could any individual government's attempts to control the population conceivably work?
    • Overpopulation. 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.eyemead.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
  • Population growth is the primary source of environmental damage.^ The remaining 25% faces rapid population growth, disregard of environmental conservation, improper disposal of waste, illegal and uncontrolled logging and bush fires.
    • World Population Awareness - Impacts 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Population growth in poor nations, compounded by environmental disasters such as desertification, contributes to migration into wealthy nations, resulting in more people consuming more resources.
    • Consumption Dwarfs Population as Main Environmental Threat by Fred Pearce: Yale Environment 360 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC e360.yale.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ World Population Growth Through History (in billions) [source: US Population Reference Bureau; and United Nations, World Population Projections to 2100 (1998) © Population Reference Bureau ].
    • United Nations Overpopulation Denial Conference 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.laetusinpraesens.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
  • Short of nuclear war itself, population growth is the gravest issue the world faces.^ With a world population of 6 billion (now 6.5 billion), and the addition of 3 billion over the next 50 years, the bio-hazard of human population growth can only be expected to grow in the years ahead.
    • World Population Awareness - Impacts 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ China is still below that figure at 2.1, while India and most of Africa (where the majority of future world population growth will take place) are at or below 1.0.
    • Consumption Dwarfs Population as Main Environmental Threat by Fred Pearce: Yale Environment 360 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC e360.yale.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Now, China is facing a different issue of population: How does population continue when there are hardly any women and far too many men?
    • Offtone 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.offtone.com [Source type: Original source]

    If we do not act, the problem will be solved by famine, riots, insurrection and war. .
  • Unlike plagues of the dark ages or contemporary diseases we do not yet understand, the modern plague of overpopulation is soluble by means we have discovered and with resources we possess.^ Martin Luther King, when he received the Human Rights Award in 1966, said, “The modern plague of overpopulation is solvable by means we have discovered and with resources we possess.

    ^ I could better understand why the world was overpopulated.
    • Offtone 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.offtone.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Six Plagues raises the alarm and draws connections between disease, population growth, deforestation and modern lifestyles.
    • World Population Awareness - Impacts 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .What is lacking is not sufficient knowledge of the solution but universal consciousness of the gravity of the problem and education of the billions who are its victims.^ What is lacking is not the sufficient knowledge of the solution, but the universal consciousness of the gravity of the problem for billions of people who are its victims.” .

    ^ So there is PLENTY OF SPACE FOR BILLIONS MORE PEOPLE. Overpopulation is only a problem for those who seek to control.
    • Billionaire club in bid to curb overpopulation 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.prisonplanet.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Mass murder and universal slavery are not the solutions to any of our problems.
    • The inconvenient truth? Overpopulation - Diane Francis 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: Original source]

  • Overpopulation is one of the greatest threats to human nature
    • Joe Rogan
  • In the last 200 years the population of our planet has grown exponentially, at a rate of 1.9% per year.^ The population of Dhaka city has a growth rate of 3.72% per year.
    • World Population Awareness - Impacts 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Overpopulation is the greatest threat that the human species has ever faced.
    • The inconvenient truth? Overpopulation - Diane Francis 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Back in the late 1960s, when Paul Ehrlich wrote his seminal book The Population Bomb, rapid population growth was arguably the number 1 threat to the planet's future.
    • Overpopulation Mantra Overheating as Copenhagen Approaches 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.theflucase.com [Source type: Original source]

    .If it continued at this rate, with the population doubling every 40 years, by 2600 we would all be standing literally shoulder to shoulder.^ Despite its seemingly vast numbers, the grackle population is less than half of what it was 40 years ago.
    • World Population Awareness - Impacts 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC www.overpopulation.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ When I graduated from college over 40 years ago with a degree in Biology, I realized that the human population was far too large at that time.
    • The inconvenient truth? Overpopulation - Diane Francis 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If it's natural ressources could not sustain the current population the growth rates would naturally follow and plateau, yet populations are still growing.
    • The inconvenient truth? Overpopulation - Diane Francis 15 January 2010 9:09 UTC network.nationalpost.com [Source type: Original source]

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