Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Global Population Crisis

This is going to be a shorter post today, but it is something that has been on my mind for the past couple days. Globalization and the industrial revolutions of many developing countries coupled with persistent population growth will cause the population of our planet to rise an estimated two billion people within the next fifty years. Natural resources such as water and agriculture will be getting very scarce at this point and our impact on the environment will be absolutely staggering. Whole ecosystems will be disappearing from the Earth at a rate never before seen on this planet. Also, with advances in medical science and technology the population of elderly persons will be all but doubled, causing large scale budget crises in the fields of pensions and social security. I am left to wonder how the human species will deal with this problem.(hopefully without the use of war)

59 comments:

  1. Globalization and the industrial revolutions of many developing countries coupled with persistent population growth will cause the population of our planet to rise an estimated two billion people within the next fifty years.

    makes you think.

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  2. Gotta get everyone to rubber up, I guess.

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  3. It's not even what happens in next 50 years, at current population numbers if everybody would have had the same level of life as people in the 1st world, we'd need 4 planets like Earth just to sustain that.

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  4. That is a crazy population boom

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  5. you raise a very interesting question. very good. thanks. look forward to more.

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  6. this problem is really crazy. I think people are hoping it to selfregulate

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  7. at least the japanese tsunami helped a bit :P

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  8. probably will be war but it will me over food and water rather than oil!

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  9. there is going to be a war very soon

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  10. I think society needs to reconsider what is acceptable in keeping down the population. Methods such as enforcing the death penalty and euthanasing the elderly and mentally disabled would suffice, but I do not think that society (including myself) is ready for these...

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  11. i think the illuminati are going to kill us all and thus begin the new world order

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  12. maybe more new technology but doesn't have natural source. ya, maybe world going to be war very soon. So, what you waiting for? Let's save our environment.

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  13. The only real "solutions" to this are all rather morbid. Either war culls the population en masse, or health care will have to be withdrawn from people who cannot 'pull their weight' as it were (i.e. the disabled and elderly, possibly young children) in order to allow them to die and free up resources. It's a bleak prospect.

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  14. Another great post! keep up the good blogging!

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  15. Henry Kissinger made a plan 40 years ago for these stuff.

    Search for it.

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  16. it's going to get worse until something will happen (war, no more resources, natural disaster) and the population will drop drastically. by drastically i'm thinking over 99%

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  17. If population increases causes a food and water shortage, won't that mean lots of people dying leading to no longer having a population problem? Wouldn't the earth self regulate in this manner?

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  18. freaks me out when you see all that stuff you heard in school really happening

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  19. well, some of these countries that have this problem are already at war with each other, are involved in coups, and/or killing off their neighbors. India and China however are developed enough that they are the driving force behind overpopulation

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  20. Time for a good zombie apocalypse.

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  21. most of the industrialized nations' populations have been going down. what increases you do see are immigration, not only talking about america but this is all over europe as well. the average birth rate of an industrialized nation is about 1.3 not enough to sustain growth. 100 people make 50 babies, those 50 make 25, those 25 make 13 by the time the 13 roll around the original 100 are dead or close to it. the difference is the islamic religion, they are having an average of 6 babies per couple, 100 (50 couples) make 300, 300 make 900, and so on, and they immigrate everywhere. there will be a war, it may be nuclear, or it may be fought with sticks, but either way, the population will decrease greatly.

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  22. Well currently nations are satisfied to let their population starve in many areas, even in developed nations. Waste is all around us anyway, but people will be picky. Just like starving Africans that refuse to eat fish because they view it as dirty.

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  23. I won't go into much detail or rant about it but at this point in life I've already lost all hope in humanity. Those that are trying to do good or fix this world are far out numbered by those trying to destroy it intentionally or accidentally.

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  24. that's ridiculous and frightening to think about...

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  25. We have overpopulation because there is no longer survival of the fittest.

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  26. another interesting post! keep up this good blogging!

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  27. well 21.12.2012 is coming so just wait for the answer :D

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  28. i agree blk jesus. we gonna wage war for the essentials to live.

    following

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  29. were gonna run out of water before oil

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  30. This will only be a problem if we stubbornly continue on the path of destruction we're on. Free, clean energy is possible, the technology exists to feed, clothe, house and water everyone. We just have a pesky obsession with money and ownership-that will be our demise.

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  31. there is a reason t boone pickens is buying up water

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  32. I hope there's an Apocalypse. Man kind needs to start over, we're too greedy

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  33. We have to think seriously about this...

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  34. this is good stuff, following
    http://deisidiamonia.blogspot.com/

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  35. This has been always the question for a very very long time. I hope mankind knows this and work to prevent them.

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  36. In rural areas of Japan population has been decreasing at an alarming rate. That was before the recent disaster. I think as society progresses, less people desire children. They cost too much!

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  37. We won't run out of food, because we won't ever produce an excess of people if we have a shortage of food. Just my logical thoughts on the matter.

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  38. I've heard that the human population has reached carrying capacity before, but each time it happened, technology adapted to sustain the larger number of people. That can't happen forever though...

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  39. I told you the world is coming to an end! Fasten your seatbelt!

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  40. I wouldn't worry too much about it. This lady at the bus stop was saying that Jesus is coming soon! Yay!

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  41. I've thought about that a lot too, but I don't know how we'll deal with it. Still, humanity has overcome bigger problems than this and survived, so I'm sure we'll figure out something.

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  42. short post but a good topic. following.

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  43. water won't be as much of a problem (near the coasts) once salt water negative osmosis becomes cost effective (filtering out the salt and other chemicals). however overpopulation will cause more people of religious beliefs to exist, thereby igniting more "sparks" of religious outcry and anarchy.
    so in other words, the world will end in fire and death brought on due to the stupid wanting things they don't deserve and the deserving fighting for what's theirs or religious extremists starting even more wars and the greedy jumping on them to gain resources. (sry if anyone doesn't like my opinion. you're within your right to press alt+f4 to delete it)

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  44. Yeah this population growth is messed up./

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  45. I already have stocks of food for 10 years hidden in the basement: D 2012 ... coming soon

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  46. This implies we will have the energy needed to fulfill this prophecy.

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  47. Brb starting a farm and overcharging for food :p

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  48. Back to the bartering system! Better than the debt system!

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