The Population Problem

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    What about the problems that come with over population?

    For example:

    Farm runoff and the worsening algae plague

    The U.S. isn't alone. Many countries are experiencing "disturbing trends of increasing bloom incidence" and growing economic losses. China's largest blooms on record washed onto beaches in 2013 from the Yellow Sea, as bulldozers scraped up rotting mats by the ton. A bloom the size of Mexico spreads across the Arabian Sea twice a year. In Australia, blue-green algae extended more than 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) on the Murray River in 2016. A European Commission study says blooms in Greece, Italy and Spain cost the economy $355 million (300 million euros) annually. University of Alberta researchers say microcystin has been detected in more than 240 Canadian water bodies. Lake Winnipeg algae blooms are so large that they're visible from space.

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    IS MAN MADE CLIMATE CHANGE BEHIND THIS? Yes. It's also all our farms and the fertilizers we use to make all the food we need to grow to feed a growing population. We are seriously damaging the environment with how many people we have now. They expect we could have 4 billon more people by 2100. Is that a good thing? You're nuts!!!!

    A study in the journal Science this year said nitrogen runoff into lakes, rivers and bays could increase 19 percent by the end of the century if greenhouse gas emissions keep rising.

    Congress first enacted legislation to deal with harmful algae in 1998 and has updated it several times, with another version pending. Critics say it's too little and too slow.

    Imagine 4 billion more people on this planet than there are now. Not a good idea. Anyone who says otherwise is slow.
     
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    The problems we face are those of a shrinking population.
     
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    Imagine one of those 4 billion finds the cure for cancer, or prevents a war, or simply lives a life of quiet service to others. Sounds pretty great.
     

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