Is overpopulation of the planet a problem?

Discussion in 'Environment' started by Coloradomtnman, Apr 29, 2009.

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Is Overpopulation a Problem?

Poll closed May 20, 2009.
  1. Yes, without a doubt!

    20 vote(s)
    66.7%
  2. Yeah, but its not THAT big a deal.

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    3.3%
  3. No. Well, not for a long time from now...

    6 vote(s)
    20.0%
  4. No, not ever.

    3 vote(s)
    10.0%
  1. Coloradomtnman
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    From my point of view, there can be no doubt: overpopulation of the planet is the biggest problem we, and all life on the planet, face. It might be the root source of increased wars over resources, the destruction of the rain forests, the over harvestation of the oceans, water and food shortages, accelerated global warming, increased crime rates, extinction of animal species, the spread of HIV/AIDS, and perhaps much more stife than listed here.

    Yet, some people don't think so. My girlfriend's 30 year old cousin just had his 5th child. I know plenty of young people who have had three children. The birthrate among hispanics is far higher than it is among any other US ethnicity. The birthrate among the lower income classes is higher than the middle or higher classes. The global birthrate scale is tipped heavily toward South America, Africa, China, India, and Southeast Asia, the developing world and third world countries where resources are rare, education is either poor or uncommon, and the governments corrupt or powerless to do much to address the problems the nations face.

    Do you think overpopulation is a problem? Vote!

    If yes, what do you think could be done to slow or reverse it?

    If no, why?
     
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    Pyramid effect...I would have to say yes.
     
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    Cities are over populated not the world still plenty of open space out there,maybe a limit on city populations is in order LOLOLOLO
     
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    WHAT!!! And turn those city slickers loose out here???

    Well, come to think of it, that could cause significant depopulation. :D
     
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    Interesting timing. On another message board, there were actually people who looked forward to the next pandemic. (As long as it didn't affect them!)
     
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    I like it----a cap on population per square mile. Spread out everyone--I was here before you. :lol:
     
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    Really ... this is just so logical my brain hurts ... well, not really.

    Our food has to be farmed now, they have to regulate hunting and fishing now, because our resources also take up space. The resources required to sustain our population take up so much space now they are running out of untouched wildlife and increasing the total amount of pollution we put out as a species to unmanageable levels, giving the environazis the ability to push their crap into law since their scientists know that no matter what we do it won't help. Do you think all the food we enjoy just appears out of thin air?
     
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    You must live in a city
     
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    I live in reality. So ... where are you going to get land for more farming without completely wiping out the ecosystems when our population gains another billion?
     
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    it has been said there are more people alive on earth now....


    than all the people who have lived and died before us....

    i would say yes
     

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