So what does planet Earth have to say about 9.2 billion humans? It's a huge number. There should be plans afoot right now to deal with this nonsense. Overpopulation is every bit as important as global warming and - more importantly - no one denies it's happening. So where is overpop's own Kyoto agreement?
Good question - you don't want to ruffle the U.N. with that - overpopulation seems to be a conundrum for most of their major players these days....best we tiptoe around it and pretend it doesn't exist....
Curiosity, the century's single most pressing issue is biodiversity. Sustaining it, protecting it. Overpopulation is a scourge. There should be caps on population. Hey, just imagine at the same time as they're setting up a global trading market for emission credits we could be setting up a global trading market in population credits. Would that ever piss off India and China.
If you're sincere there is something you can do personally to partially corect the problem.
There is a formula for that very adjustment, a global head tax of some sort, I think the book was Stand on Zanzibar by Dalgren somebodyorother.
I like your thinking...... ever consider going into politics? We could use some level heads like yours.
So my thoughts.
China has recognized this, and has decreased its population, which probably helps their nation, but they did it in the wrong way. Limit of 1 child per family, and constant abortions because parents want boys, to have a child who can "look after them" when they get old. So in result high abortion rate, 1 child per couple, and messed up gender levels.
Now, do we tax children? Thats like taxing human life.
But the fact is our populations are soaring, something like 3 billion in the 40s and now 6.6 billion now! This is getting out of control, and how much people can our world sustain?
So my questions for you is:
How much people, in your opinion, can our world sustain?
In what way would you go about with dealing this issue?
I want some responses and then I'll jump in!