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Old 04-11-2009, 01:09 AM
 
Location: USA
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The answer (to me at least) is that certain parts of the world are overpopulated. Most notably Southern Asia (India, Bangladesh, Pakistan), Eastern Asia (Japan, Korea, Eastern China), and parts of Europe (England, The Flemish Diamond, Western Germany).

Using these areas as comparisons, most of the world is not very overpopulated. Iran, for instance, has a population of 66 million, which is 16 million less than that of Germany, but it has a land mass more than 4 times that of Germany.

Russia is a prime example of a section of the world that is not overpopulated. For its vast landmass, its population is smaller than Bangladesh's. Though it is also important to note that most of Russia is not inhabitable because of the constant coldness.

A lot of people say that America is overpopulated, which I find to be very inaccurate. In fact, if you were to add up the populations of EVERY country in the Western Hemisphere (the largest being America -307 mil, Brazil - 200 mil, and Mexico - 110 mil) you would come up with a number around 900 million, which is 200 million less than that which lives in India alone.

Anyway, thats my answer!! All data was retrieved from the CIA World Fact Book.
Well, the idea isn't to populate every square inch of land. It would be nice to have some free space and wilderness.
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Old 04-11-2009, 08:55 AM
 
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Duh, what kind of question is that? When it implodes, you'll know. When the world cannot sustain itself any longer, you'll know. It won't be much longer.
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Old 04-11-2009, 09:05 AM
 
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Duh, what kind of question is that? When it implodes, you'll know. When the world cannot sustain itself any longer, you'll know. It won't be much longer.

It cant sustain us now. If it could we wouldn't be shipping produce & meat all over the globe. People dont starve if theres no overpopulation.
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Old 04-11-2009, 09:25 AM
 
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The problem with the whole overpopulation hysteria crowd is just that, it is hysteria based on lame hypotheticals that never come to pass. Paul Ehrlich has had his doomsday scenarios fail to materialize everytime , yet it has not stopped him from making up new ones and continue to beat the drum, now, Al the god of hellfire Gore, has joined the circus with a new twist and succeeded in convincing people that we are all going to die and soon if we do not adopt his radical leftist agenda to save the world! Bottom line is, if the big gas bag is correct and we do reach a population of 14 billion people, that will be about 267 people per square mile! About the same density of Pennsylvania!! Now ,since I am part Amish, I know for a fact, that there is still a LOT of forest's and farm lands in the great state of PA!! I hate crowds and dislike cities even more, but I'm telling you we got nothing to worry about and Americans need to relax and keep breeding!! Remember if we dont others will!!
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Old 04-11-2009, 11:07 AM
 
Location: Texas
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If you're talking about Human Beings, the world is overpopulated if the population is 1. The faster the population grows, the quicker it will revert back to 0, the ideal.

How have humans made the world a better place than it was before there were humans?
If you really believe that, why don't you end your own life and do mother earth a favor?
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Old 04-11-2009, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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If you really believe that, why don't you end your own life and do mother earth a favor?
That would be as meaningless and irrelevant as voting in the presidential election. Besides, if I continue to live, I can maybe persuade 5 or 10 people to kill themselves. Or become a serial killer or letter-bomber or brave soldier myself.
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Old 04-11-2009, 12:54 PM
 
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Yawn, tell me something NEW. I know all this, a lot of the world poverty is by choice. Look at Canada and USA. A lot of people who are in poverty chose it. So how does this affect overpopulation? most of the world is underpopulated. We are not talking poverty here but population.
you said in an above post that for every person that is born a person dies thats how much you know about the subjec!!!!!t the world population grows by 75 million people anually. by 2100 there will be like 13 billion people all the people of 2100 will be living in poverty thats when the birth rate equals the death rate and by then the earth will look like haiti. you beleave what you want to belave!!!!
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Old 04-11-2009, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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you said in an above post that for every person that is born a person dies thats how much you know about the subjec!!!!!t the world population grows by 75 million people anually. by 2100 there will be like 13 billion people all the people of 2100 will be living in poverty thats when the birth rate equals the death rate and by then the earth will look like haiti. you beleave what you want to belave!!!!
The birth rate does not make poverty go up. Poverty makes the birth rate go up. The poverty comes first, and then people need to bear lots of children, to have a few who will survive long enough to take care of the family when the parents can no longer provide.

Genocide in Rwanda killed a large percentage of the people, and guess what---it still remained poor. Making all those people disappear did absolutely nothing to raise the economy of the country.
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Old 04-11-2009, 02:14 PM
 
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Warfare has been the main form of population control for mankind since the beginning...
Oh, no -- while war is a constant in human history, disease is what killed most of us off until the introduction of anitbiotics. Remember, WWI (1914-1918) killed about 11 million people -- the Spanish Flu epidemic killed close to 100 million in a few MONTHS, not even the whole year of 1918. The Plague killed off nearly half the entire world's population in a single outbreak that lasted less than 10 years.

Now, with antibiotics, it gets more interesting. Only African countries will be able to produce AIDS-immune individuals, because they are swimming in HIV rather than protected by condoms, protease inhibitors and good public health measures. And at that point the rest of us may be truly fcrewed. While they are being brutally trimmed back in numbers to the few people with some resistance to the virus, we are overdosing on antibiotics and creating new killers like MRSA and drug-resistant syphilis. Yay us! Bring on the Grim Reaper!
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Old 04-11-2009, 02:35 PM
 
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for the record, most demographic analyzers believe the world will peak at just around 9 billion people around the year 2050, then it will go into decline.

Indeed, the population of the world does increase about 75 million people a year, but the percentage growth rate of the world has slowed down significantly over the past 50 years. The 75 million a year increase we see today is a big drop from the 90 million a year the world was seeing in the early 90s.

Check out this website to get a good idea of where the worlds population is going.....

World Population Prospects: The 2008 Revision Population Database (http://esa.un.org/unpp/ - broken link)
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