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Old 11-04-2013, 01:39 PM
 
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Great Australian Water Myths | Andrew Dragun - Academia.edu

Australias water problems are a complete fantasy.
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Old 11-04-2013, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Great Australian Water Myths | Andrew Dragun - Academia.edu

Australias water problems are a complete fantasy.
If Australia doesn't, then why are water bills so high there?
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Old 11-04-2013, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Brisbane
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Great Australian Water Myths | Andrew Dragun - Academia.edu

Australias water problems are a complete fantasy.
I totally agree with you, if their is one thing Aussie are good at its wasting water. Water recycling is basically non existing in Australia.
Many major cities around the world survive on far less or about the same rainfall as what brisbane or sydney get.
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Old 11-04-2013, 02:27 PM
 
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There are countries that make us wonder why the land is so big yet so sparsely populated. So what are some countries that you feel could do with a bigger population, vis-a-vis their physical size and potential global contribution?

I'd say:

Australia: 60 million instead of 23 million
Canada: 80 million instead of 35 million
New Zealand: 10 million instead of 4.5 million
Sweden: 25 million instead of 9.5 million
Finland: 18 million instead of 5.4 million
Norway: 18 million instead of 5 million
Iceland: 11 million instead of 320,000

new Zealand with ten million seems unlikely
as does a huge increase in those Nordic countries , their cold climates
Canada is also cold but it is in a fantastic location geographically , I can see it getting to that number,
ditto Australia which is redicolously underpopulated , so what if its mostly desert , so is much of the south west of the usa , large chunks of mexico and huge areas in the mid east ( arab world etc )
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Brisbane
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If Australia doesn't, then why are water bills so high there?
In South East Queensland at least we are paying for a large government owned desalination plant that has never been used, and costs associated with government land acquisitions planning and legal fees etc to build a new dam that never actually commenced construction, because the federal environmental department did not like it. (They were on the same side of politics too).

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Old 11-04-2013, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Singapore
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Australia: 80 million instead of 23 million
Russia: 300 million instead of 143 million
Finland: 11 million instead of 5.4 million
Norway: 13 million instead of 5 million
Sweden: 18 million instead of 9.5 million
Mongolia: 6 million instead of 2.8 million
Mexico: 160 million instead of 112 million
Ireland: 8 million instead of 4.5 million
Kazakhstan: 50 million instead of 17 million

Well, actually you have to take into consideration the potential global contribution to the world (economy, technology, culture, etc) before re-projecting the population size of any country. Taking that into account, I'm curious what major contributions can Mongolia or Kazakhstan make to the world.
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Old 11-04-2013, 07:01 PM
 
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If Australia doesn't, then why are water bills so high there?
Exactly. Water here is a luxury and very expensive. I stress when I have a leaky tap. They discuss all these water solutions here but the average Australia will be paying even more and already it is very expensive.

Australia's cost of living is very high and big population countries aren't exactly paradise. I do think this planet is over populated. People are taking over land from all the other animals. Look at what is happening with tigers, elephants, the orangatang in Borneo? So many animals are nearly extinct. People need to start looking at population growth now and the long term effects.

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Old 11-04-2013, 08:04 PM
 
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Well, actually you have to take into consideration the potential global contribution to the world (economy, technology, culture, etc) before re-projecting the population size of any country. Taking that into account, I'm curious what major contributions can Mongolia or Kazakhstan make to the world.
Are you saying that somehow "the biggest contributors to the world" are allowed to have ( are having) the biggest number of people?
Ha-ha.
That's not how it works.
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Singapore
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Are you saying that somehow "the biggest contributors to the world" are allowed to have ( are having) the biggest number of people?
Ha-ha.
That's not how it works.
Hmm...wouldn't that be the ideal scenario? It benefits everyone ultimately. I feel some potentially big contributors to the world such as Australia, Canada and Finland aren't having a big-enough population to continue what they are doing in the areas of innovation, etc. Furthermore, they have the land mass to contain a huge (if imaginary) growth in population size.
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Old 11-05-2013, 02:19 AM
 
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I believe this planet can VERY EASILY support a human population of 10 billion people

....or 15 or 20 billion people....sure....but what for? why always grow and grow and grow? are there no limits to Man's hubris ? and are you certain that to live in such a world would be a pleasant experience?
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