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View Poll Results: Is the world overpopulated?
Yes 66 68.04%
No 31 31.96%
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Old 11-21-2009, 11:57 AM
 
Location: London, U.K.
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The Illuminati - lol. Thats hilarious!
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Old 11-21-2009, 05:09 PM
 
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The Illuminati - lol. Thats hilarious!
Bunch of BS, IMO.
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Old 11-21-2009, 06:33 PM
 
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It's not that the Earth can't support a large (7Billion+) population, it's just that humans aren't populating the planet in an efficient and resourceful way.

Additionally, the third world not only continues to starve, but it continues to grow. I wonder how long that will last.
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Old 11-21-2009, 06:41 PM
 
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Probably not overpopulated now, but the exponential trajectory headed to 12 billion within a couple decades should concern us all.

People talk about open space as if that's what defines carrying capacity. It has a lot more to do with food, water, health care, shelter, etc... There'll always be room to put another house ... somewhere. That's not the issue.

I'm sure there would be enough in an ideal world, but the greed and selfishness that defines our system leads me to believe we can't handle it.
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Old 11-21-2009, 10:38 PM
 
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The planet is overpopulated because we lack enough water to live in the arid regions. If we could build cisterns and aqueducts like the ancient Persians and Romans did we could end flash flooding and divert the excess water to the deserts. 71% of the earth is covered by ocean and we could build floating islands from our trash (plastic barrels, bottles and styrofoam) that could collect rain, grow food, generate energy and house refugees where they could own 'land'. We could build an orbiting solar furnace that could convert seawater to hydrogen that could be used as fuel and a source of water. These are the things that I would do, I have no idea what my fellow humans will do.
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Old 11-21-2009, 10:44 PM
 
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This thread is another of many on here that highlights the utter ignorance and inability to accept scientifically based info about our planet. Trying to argue is like.....Head meet wall head meet wall head meet wall.. Not getting anywhere
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Old 11-21-2009, 11:14 PM
 
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This thread is another of many on here that highlights the utter ignorance and inability to accept scientifically based info about our planet. Trying to argue is like.....Head meet wall head meet wall head meet wall.. Not getting anywhere

And your point being what???? SOYLENT GREEN IS PEOPLE??



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSlB1nW4S54



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVpN312hYgU


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MjoP...eature=related

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Old 11-24-2009, 12:04 AM
 
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To be honest, of all those prophetic apocolypse flicks from the early 1970s, "Soylent Green" always appeared to be the closest to any observable truth if things were allowed to continue. If I remember correctly, it was a time of intense Global Climate Warming, Politicians and Big Business leaders had special privilages and did not adhere to any of the rules they forced and imposed on the average ******* living in the streets.

Wait a minute That sounds almost like now
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Old 11-24-2009, 12:08 AM
 
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Probably not overpopulated now, but the exponential trajectory headed to 12 billion within a couple decades should concern us all.

People talk about open space as if that's what defines carrying capacity. It has a lot more to do with food, water, health care, shelter, etc... There'll always be room to put another house ... somewhere. That's not the issue.

I'm sure there would be enough in an ideal world, but the greed and selfishness that defines our system leads me to believe we can't handle it.
Here you go:

Environmental Sustainability - Mankind Using Earth's Resources at an Alarming Rate (http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20091124/sc_afp/environmentsustainabilityus - broken link)
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Old 11-24-2009, 12:19 AM
 
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Well, who else is creating pollution, garbage, and toxic chemicals? Forget global warming for now. How about the giant plastic soup in the Pacific Ocean?

I personally have never seen an animal manufacture garbage and toxins.
You mean like all those Oceanic Garbage Gyres brought to us by the wonderous inventions from the scientists employed by Big business ???

Great_Pacific_Garbage_Patch

Surely Professor Richard Lenski with all his genius and his research brilliant team of Poindexter clones will be able to create a FrankenOrganism from his infamous E.coli experiments and implant them inside the digestive tracts of aquatic creatures so that they'll be able to digest this new food supply brought to them by humans ???

current work

I mean there is no reason for those pathetic animals not being able to gobble up our filth.
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