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    This is alarming. Apparently we (in Australia) have consumed our quota of produce by late March.

    How many humans can Earth sustain?
    http://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2...t-day/11320990

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    A lot of the Sci-Fi movies, starting from about halfway through the previous century, called out on this very inhospitable future and it all seems to be coming quite true. Can't see many countries willing to introduce measures, in the short to medium term at least, to impose any measures of population control. China tried in a very arbitrary fashion and look how well that worked, the horse has long bolted on that one...

    I think there are a number of forward thinking souls in India who are trying to improve the education and decision making capacity (and empowerment) of their female population but the outcomes are going to be some way out into the distant future I believe, in any kind of practical sense. Currently, there is just too much greed driving all of the criteria that sways politicians to continue on as they have been. Suddenly, some of those old movies are looking more and more like predictions...

    Mal.

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    • #3
      Take a look at Ethiopia.
      Its population has been doubling at an alarming rate. About every 25 years. Projected to hit 188million in 2050.
      Currently 112 million and increasing at 3% per annum. That is mind boggling.
      Think of how much deforestation will occur and the impact on coffee farming, when resources are diverted to food production.
      Most of the world's population growth in the next 50 years is to come from Africa.

      The real emergency is population growth, deforestation and pollution.

      The link below shows some very interesting data:
      http://worldpopulationreview.com/cou...ia-population/

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Dimal View Post
        A lot of the Sci-Fi movies, starting from about halfway through the previous century, called out on this very inhospitable future.. .
        Aaargh. Soylent Green!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Bosco_Lever View Post
          The real emergency is population growth, deforestation and pollution.
          World governments don't seem to have answers or publicly refuse to accept there is a problem or, if they do, insist that they are taking the appropriate steps. It will take a collective, united effort.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by flynnaus View Post
            It will take a collective, united effort.
            But, probably not from politicians...

            Mal.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Dimal View Post
              But, probably not from politicians...

              Mal.
              Yes, they were the ones I had in mind. However, in Australia at least, voters are becoming more tuned into current issues and if politicians believe there are more votes in affirmative action than in populism, they might be be inclined to act accordingly. Unfortunately, Australia is more plutocracy than democracy. Many might insist we have a kakistocracy.

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              • #8
                Ypu're right about the science fiction writers of yore (Stand On Zanzibar, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep anyone?)
                Trouble is I'm getting the distinct impression they were a bunch of dewy-eyed optimists.
                The Earth will survive, mankind tho.........not taking any bets, me.

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