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Old 04-18-2011, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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We have plenty of room for people to live.

We have plenty food for people to eat.

So how does 'poverty rate' relate to whether or not we are over-populated? Whether the 'poverty-rate' grows or shrinks, how does 'poverty-rate' reflect anything other than simply how badly [or how well] our nations govern.

So long as we have plenty elbow room and plenty enough food; it seems to me that the problems are actually centered around governments that do not allow their people to access room and food.
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:48 AM
 
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The world's capacity to feed people is growing faster than the population.
I'm confused. Are you saying the world produces a surplus of food that's greater than the popuation growth? Or did you write that backwards by mistake?
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Old 04-18-2011, 11:37 AM
 
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Im not saying anyone right or wrong but how about some proof instead of just statements.
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Old 04-18-2011, 12:44 PM
 
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Here's a great article from Discover Magazine. It quotes Walter Schmitt of the University of California that up to 30 billion people may lead "fairly free and enriched lives" on this planet. The issue of course is the fact that the rate of human popularion growth is running largley unchecked. The article suggests several factors that will ultimately limit the ability of the planet to carry us resulting in a zero human population growth rate.

How Many People Can Earth Hold? | Sex & Reproduction | DISCOVER Magazine
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