To those in favour of weak government, regulatory vacuums and open-slather for mega-corporations, inertia is a tactical master-stroke. With current technologies we can get all our energy from Sun already by 2030. Maybe we just need to learn to behave a little better and a little smarter, and to treat this Earth as if She is finite. I really need one of those! Not to mention in the industrialized nations as living quality goes up so does the demand on resources. So we are never going to run out of the land. All chemical elements are both recycled and mined except for those that are burned , especially copper. Hans Rosling explain this beautifully in this fascinating Ted.
Civilization would be just fine without ever digging up any more rare-earths or copper, since people could simply recycle what's on hand, and develop substitutes. Human ingenuity is, at best, a two-edged sword. These positive externalities make it more beneficial to put up with congestion than to exist far from other people. In fact, not long from now, folks will start fretting about population shrinkage. So yes, we will need to address overpopulation, but we will do it by restricting birthrates. Where is your proof for anything you are saying? Fast-track our adoption of these technologies, and global warming will reverse.
However, interestingly there are also countries who are worried about the decline in their population. Starvation is a huge issue facing the world and the mortality rate for children is being fuelled by it. I will not invest in something that I have no stake in, for example the world in the year 2200. Early on in a country's developmental curve, children can be regarded as 'producer goods' as economists would say. Digging them up and using them doesn't diminish them.
Oftentimes overpopulation is overlooked due to a lack of knowledge or simply because many government officials have dismissed overpopulation and call it a myth. Fertility rates as well as crime and conflict will spiral down. That also is higher today than at any time in the past. It has been claimed to be a problem by demagogues for many decades og they have been wrong over and over again. Better Sex Education A lack of sex education — or poorly-implemented education — has led to overpopulation issues in many countries. The same is true of life spans- one can have a lot more fun in 100 centuries than 100 years. No one has the courage.
Now blow that number up to a few thousand, considering I'm sure we won't be able to make enough cars for a billions of people. But in many countries other than in Europe, you do not find this ratio because of excess deforestation. That won't be happening in your lifetime maybe not even your childrens lifetime. Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated country in the world. Those deaths are the millions of children that die each year from starvation related causes and are grouped in the economically disadvantaged areas. In 1800 the world population was only at 1 billion, and today it's estimated that the world population exceeds six billion people. Since 1900, freshwater withdrawals i.
As problem solvers, the U. That ravenous overconsumption of resources, and its associated pollution, is overwhelmingly driven by the requirements of capitalist reproduction, the ceaseless invention of new needs and so on, not by human reproduction. It could be more than 10 billion, or it could be as little as 2 billion, or it could be a dynamic figure that could change depending on the policies and decisions implemented by humanity. Uncontrolled human fertility led to a depletion of the land's fertility. Well-educated people who can employ their skills in meaningful, nation-building, indeed, civilization-enhancing work, are never undesired, no matter how many of them are there. For ease of reading, I have re-posted this six-part series in the right order, all together as one piece.
Governments want more money, business wants more money, you and I want more money so therefor we need to populate. This difference between group behavior and — possible — individual behavior is often misinterpreted, I think, to mean that we can make the group do what the individual can do. And let's not skip over quality of life issues. The baby souls are indeed needed to cure aging. In fact, nothing can in a humane society. Now take a look at how they are greening the desert and making it productive in Qatar, using some ingenuity, industrial waste, salt water and solar energy: And more and more and more.
Air pollution is created from the burning of fossil fuels in cars, trucks, planes, and homes. I do believe that they are wrong about the lack of work. For some reason nobody seems to recognize that these causes are all describing how they failed to muscle other people out of the way of the food that grows on this planet. See you in a week. Today, Joseph Stiglitz gave a speech about high-frequency trading and the Grossman-Stiglitz paradox, and if you usually come here for your Grossman-Stiglitz paradox news, I guess you should go there. However, intensive farming methods also cause damage to local ecosystems and , which may pose problems in the future.
As demand for land grows, so too does the destruction of natural habitats, such as forests. You are also living in a world that is no longer breeding focused, as today's world is. Also, try cramming a billion criminals into a jail, good luck with that. Your confidence is inconvenient, your despair makes you manageable. What we have right now is the end of times when the pep squad can still convince the people that things are still good. People have said that to me. When one looks at the arguments that these people present, its quite overwhelming the amount of evidence that's supports their argument.