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Posted: Mar 12, 2013 - 2:20pm

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As long as there are religions that preach the edict "Go forth and multiply", in one form or another, we are not going to begin to address this problem. Unless of course, the gorvernment steps in, as in China, but who wants that to happen? Left to its own devices, nature itself will sort out the problem, and no, it won't be pretty.
 
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Posted: Dec 7, 2012 - 7:37am

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Oh I know you've got it far worse up there, but there's still way too many folk out here for my likin'.
 
TWO is too many for yer likin'.

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Posted: Dec 6, 2012 - 11:52am

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The population of North and South Dakota plus the population of Wyoming and Oklahoma and Idaho might be getting close to half the population of Ohio.  They better do some serious banging to catch up with these yokels.

  Oh I know you've got it far worse up there, but there's still way too many folk out here for my likin'.


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Posted: Dec 6, 2012 - 11:46am

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Have you been out here lately? These rednecks have been breeding, pops.

 
The population of North and South Dakota plus the population of Wyoming and Oklahoma and Idaho might be getting close to half the population of Ohio.  They better do some serious banging to catch up with these yokels.
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Posted: Dec 6, 2012 - 11:29am

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Have you just driven west, or north west of where you are?  For the life of me I can't figure out why we killed all those indians.  There's still nothing out there. 

 
Have you been out here lately? These rednecks have been breeding, pops.
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Posted: Dec 6, 2012 - 11:27am

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That, and there's just damn near no place left to go where I can get away from people. {#Grumpy}

 
You should lock your bathroom door. 
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Posted: Dec 6, 2012 - 11:25am

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That, and there's just damn near no place left to go where I can get away from people. {#Grumpy}

 
Have you just driven west, or north west of where you are?  For the life of me I can't figure out why we killed all those indians.  There's still nothing out there. 
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Posted: Dec 6, 2012 - 11:20am

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That, and there's just damn near no place left to go where I can get away from people. {#Grumpy}

 
That's been a problem for some time, apparently.


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Posted: Dec 6, 2012 - 7:15am

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The Wikepedia Overpopulation page has a nice discussion and summation of the various arguments and positions put forth by population optimists and pessimists.  I for one don't share L8's optimism.  Even if we could never approach planetary capacity, getting close enough seems to be bringing on (or will bring on) issues such as food insecurity and others that make this planet inhospitable for way too many people. 

 
That, and there's just damn near no place left to go where I can get away from people. {#Grumpy}
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Posted: Dec 6, 2012 - 7:10am

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ScottN wrote:
In spades.  My occasional Q:  Why has not overpopulation been part of the cultural/political dialogue for even longer than global warming!  Our planet passed its carrying capacity, in many people's opinion, after WWII.  A great majority of the world's problems, imo, have their root cause in over population.

That question has been asked for decades, but the people who are most passionate about answering have only wrong answers. Every population alarmist has been wrong on just about everything: long-term growth rates, the ability of food production to keep up, the dystopian futures they predicted.

Yes, many people thought that. They were wrong. They're still wrong. the sky hasn't fallen and isn't about to. The more we understand about population dynamics the less we worry about it.

 
The Wikepedia Overpopulation page has a nice discussion and summation of the various arguments and positions put forth by population optimists and pessimists.  I for one don't share L8's optimism.  Even if we could never approach planetary capacity, getting close enough seems to be bringing on (or will bring on) issues such as food insecurity and others that make this planet inhospitable for way too many people. 
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Posted: Dec 5, 2012 - 4:54pm

ScottN wrote:
In spades.  My occasional Q:  Why has not overpopulation been part of the cultural/political dialogue for even longer than global warming!  Our planet passed its carrying capacity, in many people's opinion, after WWII.  A great majority of the world's problems, imo, have their root cause in over population.

That question has been asked for decades, but the people who are most passionate about answering have only wrong answers. Every population alarmist has been wrong on just about everything: long-term growth rates, the ability of food production to keep up, the dystopian futures they predicted.

Yes, many people thought that. They were wrong. They're still wrong. the sky hasn't fallen and isn't about to. The more we understand about population dynamics the less we worry about it.
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Posted: Dec 5, 2012 - 3:40pm

 ScottN wrote:
 oldslabsides wrote:

I would think a simple examination of population growth statistics would suffice.

In spades.  My occasional Q:  Why has not overpopulation been part of the cultural/political dialogue for even longer than global warming!  Our planet passed its carrying capacity, in many people's opinion, after WWII.  A great majority of the world's problems, imo, have their root cause in over population.

 
Who has the most children? Religious people? 

Bam! Next question!  
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Posted: Dec 5, 2012 - 3:40pm

 ScottN wrote:
In spades.  My occasional Q:  Why has not overpopulation been part of the cultural/political dialogue for even longer than global warming!  Our planet passed its carrying capacity, in many people's opinion, after WWII.  A great majority of the world's problems, imo, have their root cause in over population.

 
Because we can't talk about this elephant in the room seriously for long before someone decides that anyone advocating population control is advocating a Nazi eugenics program. Yes, the simple fact of the matter is that there are too many humans using/demanding too many resources and continued growth is utterly unsustainable.
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