Overpopulation Rears Its Ugly Head
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  • Corlyss

    I’m preternaturally suspicious of anything the UN reports on. Too many of their conclusions and their recommended actions mirror crackpots like Paul Ehrlich (a notorious Liar For Justice) and John Hansen (NASA’s resident crazy uncle who couldn’t be kept in the attic) for me to put any credence in them. If the UN were to issue a report that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, I’d want ample substantiation before I’d believe a word of it.

  • Philopoemen

    Only 11 billion? That doesn’t seem like very much at all. We could probably support that population with today’s technology, let alone what we’ll have at our disposal in 100 years.

  • Brian H

    It’s all Bulloney. The “Low Band” of the UN population survey, if you bother to open and look at their spreadsheet, is the only one that has been accurate for decades. And it predicts falling population after about 2040, peaking at about 8 bn.

  • Jim__L

    We’re more likely to see intermittent genocides (in the style of Rwanda’s), and/or massive out-migrations, than we are likely to see an Africa that holds 4.2B people.

    Heck, by 2100, we could see practical out-migration from this planet. 87 years is a long time, and aerospace technology is advancing just like every other kind.

  • Luis Carlos Zardo

    Yes, there´s innovation, but, there´s also something called HISTORY and this article´s author should benefit immensely by reading it.

    What normally happens when a population exceeds it´s environment capacity is that this population have to move away (innovation) or, if unable to do so, this population dies (easter island, for example)

    But, the problem at the moment is, we are destroying the very beauty of this planet in exchange to filling it with billions and billions of us living in the middle of our own excrement, that should be reason enough to be concerned about overpopulation…

    It doesn´t really matter if we can live on processed, synthetic foodstuff inside caves using breathing apparatus to survive, it´s simply stupid to WANT to live like this if we have a so much simple choice:


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