What Should We Do About World Population

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What Should We Do About World Population

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ccp will probably develop something extremely nasty from Ebola that goes terrible wrong and wipe out the entire world population.

Nothing would surprise me about the ccp.
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Catsumi wrote: Jun 25th, 2021, 6:35 pm https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/wf ... 021-06-23/

Not wars, not over population, but yes….climate change is the culprit

It was with tongue in cheek I made my post. The climate is always changing and no one is 100% sure if we are going to burn or freeze.

In my lifetime alone, world pop has climbed from approx 3 billion to 8-9 billion. Not much elbow room left. Wars over water and wood coming up.
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dirtybiker wrote: Aug 22nd, 2021, 1:33 pm *removed*
hahahahaha ! could see that coming.

I could word it to not be as offensive but then it would
lose it's bite !

Sounds boring to state same sex couples don't have the tools to re-produce.
which I had more colourfully stated in the removed post.

No reproduction sure curbs the population, hence controls it.
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If you had a regular pickup truck box and filled it level with salt, each grain of salt would equal one person on the planet. About 8 billion salt grains.
In one tablespoon of salt there are approx 100,000 salt grains.
There is a guy that comes by once a year and dumps almost a full 5 gallon(20L) bucket of salt into the truck box. Those are births.
There is a small rust hole in the truck box that leaks out about 30 cups of salt on the ground per year. Those are the global deaths.
If you took 3 and a half tablespoons of salt to the other side of the truck box, that would represent what Canada took in for immigration in 2019.
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dirtybiker wrote: Aug 22nd, 2021, 8:37 pm Sounds boring to state same sex couples don't have the tools to re-produce.
which I had more colourfully stated in the removed post.

No reproduction sure curbs the population, hence controls it.
Huh! I never thought about it like that. I've been saying that the planet is out to kill us (pandemic, weather, drought...). And I've been wondering why there seems to be so many more non-heterosexuals now than ever before.

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Catsumi wrote: Aug 22nd, 2021, 5:23 pm
Catsumi wrote: Jun 25th, 2021, 6:35 pm https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/wf ... 021-06-23/

Not wars, not over population, but yes….climate change is the culprit
It was with tongue in cheek I made my post. The climate is always changing and no one is 100% sure if we are going to burn or freeze.

In my lifetime alone, world pop has climbed from approx 3 billion to 8-9 billion. Not much elbow room left. Wars over water and wood coming up.
Ah, yes. I got caught in the dreaded sarcasm-doesn't-always-come-across-in-print trap. =/

The reuters link doesn't lay blame for the drought, they only state that there is a drought, it's a crisis, and something needs to be done. Mother Nature is culling us.
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Covid 19 and vaccinations lol just kidding.

I think educating and creating a culture of responsibility is a good start, in this we would show good reasons why we assume the world is over populated. Teaching logic critical thinking skills to young children is a good start for solving all sorts of issues like the need for censorship.

Suggest when couples have children to avoid having more then 2 children per couple, in the long run if people respected this suggestion the result would be the population going down.

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First thing, ... Stop mass migrations. Secondly, provide people in the third world countries with resources, such as education and cheap energy to lift them out of poverty. And the natality rates would drop.
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BC Landlord wrote: First thing, ... Stop mass migrations.
Secondly, provide people in the third world countries with resources, such as education and cheap energy to lift them out of poverty.
Mass migrations are typically inspired by war (not exclusively), and hypothetically will be inspired further by climate change (drought, etc.). The perpetuation of the status quo in global inequality will ensure there will be more wars, and the more extreme political parties believe climate change doesn’t even exist. As for your second point, humankind already has the knowledge and technological capacity to educate, feed and house every person on the planet. It is our failing system of production and distribution that has fed and fueled this inequality, and not looking for ways to change the system ensures that nothing else will change. Continuing to do the same thing and expecting different results is pure insanity.
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two wrote: Aug 24th, 2021, 9:34 pm Covid 19 and vaccinations lol
This but unironically.
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Doesn't matter anymore because the worlds governments have decided what to do for us. Together we could have stood, now torn asunder we will fall. I no longer see any hope in a world that has to idolized it's captors. They created hate and division out of thin air and society picked their sides and started bashing each other over the head with the new narrative of the day. Sad because no matter what side you joined none of you are getting a ticket on the ark. It will set sail with the chosen few that started it all and all of your hopes and dreams will sail with it as you lie broken and forgotten on the shore. I wish I were wrong but every day another headline that points to the inevitable. Make peace with your enemies and cherish your loved ones because the time to make amends is short. Winter is coming......................
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Some mass migration is predicted - to the tune of millions as people try to survive climate change. Only some areas of the World are over populated, experts claim we could easily bring in 100 Million to Canada. Eventually SFD will disappear and we will stack box upon box highrises to house people.
Or - socks and Crocs :p
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gee Tantor that was a tad bleak. Instead of an Ark maybe a penis shaped spacecraft ( damn that and the cowboy hat)
sorry ( not) whenever someone says Ark I flash on this oldie but classic
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normaM wrote: Aug 28th, 2021, 6:51 am we could easily bring in 100 Million to Canada.
And then we will have the same problem that others have....No thanks...Lock the gates.
People think we have room, we don't. The already habited areas are pretty much it. The rest is forest, muskeg, tundra ,mountains....There is a reason there are no housing developments in La Loche Sask or near Flin Flon....
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I posted that article I am referncing, looks like it has already started - softly tho
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