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Old 10-06-2009, 09:37 PM
 
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And elaborate......

My perspective........world population. We are ripe for a massive reduction. Be it war, natural disasters, climate change, or my prediction of biological, germs viruses, etc. We are way overdue.

One reason why I refuse to take the Flu shot.
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Finally escaped The People's Republic of California
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Overpopulation and the lack of food and fresh water. It's already happening in Africa
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:51 PM
 
Location: NZ Wellington
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Overpopulation, and global warming.
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Old 10-06-2009, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Mal-distribution of wealth. It will never be resolved, because of the greed that is built into human nature and the historical system of rewards for greed built into every culture. But with modern means of communications and awareness of the world condition and access to powerful tools, it will become an increasingly contentious and explosive issue.
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Old 10-06-2009, 10:54 PM
 
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Water. Clean drinkable water.
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Old 10-06-2009, 11:00 PM
 
Location: The High Seas
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Paper or plastic. The perennial question.
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Old 10-07-2009, 12:03 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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I'm going to go with "resource allocation" and "efficient use of the Earth's resources".

It is no secret that we are not maintaining a sustainable way of life in the ultra-consumer oriented western world. There needs to be a concerted effort toward a sustainable economic system if we want a better life for future generations.

Essentially, we need to add a "human" and "environmental" element to our economy. The driving force cannot just be greed and profit-motive. That road does not bode well for human civilization.
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Old 10-07-2009, 12:24 AM
 
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methinks its overpopulation but what jtur88 said is a very close second
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Old 10-07-2009, 12:34 AM
 
Location: Alaska
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Overpopulation.

Wish there was a drawing tool available so that all of the above responses/interrelationships (i.e., climate change, water supply...) could be displayed - it is feedback loop.
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Old 10-07-2009, 03:55 AM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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I'm going to have to say space exploration.

We seem to be slowing down on our exploration of space. Humans have always been at our best when we are expanding. This is because we have room to grow, lets face it folks, some people just weren't meant to live in the tight quaters in which we live in today. Some people weren't cut out for office jobs. Some people we would see as criminals here, have proven in our past to be at their best when they start over far from home.

The Earth still room, don't get me wrong, but I know I feel like the world is closing in around me. If I could pioneer on another planet, I think that would be awesome. I have farming in my roots, and I've always wanted to do that. Its almost impossible today unless you are in a huge factory farm in the United States.

That, and with space exploration, comes the answers to our energy needs, the overpopulation, and even possibly global warming.

I know it costs a lot of money to fund the space program, but I urge everyone to support full funding of the moon missions to come, and missions to mars, no matter how bad the economy gets.
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