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Is it true there soon will not be space to bury our dead?

  1. Leaderofmany profile image60
    Leaderofmanyposted 5 years ago

    With the elder population growing so fast will we soon run out of room to bury our dead. We are competing with population growth and death rates. What is going to happen to available space?

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      More people will have to be cremated I guess. Or layered...

    2. Evan G Rogers profile image83
      Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      lol. No this is not an issue.

      If you take EVERYONE alive in the ENTIRE WORLD, and put them shoulder to shoulder, they would ALL fit in the area of Texas.

      Translation? If everyone alive died right now, we would all have room to lay.

      1. gregas profile image76
        gregasposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        If everybody died right now, we wouldn't have to worry about burying anybody. Greg

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        Brenda Durhamposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Good point.

      3. Shinkicker profile image90
        Shinkickerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        They would fit in a city in Texas Evan

        1. Evan G Rogers profile image83
          Evan G Rogersposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Lol, That's probably more accurate.

          When that satellite came crashing down, I just remember "Everyone in the world can fit into" and the word "texas".

    3. Pearldiver profile image87
      Pearldiverposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I am happy to help provide Free vertical, double-decker plots in either Tasmania or Bumble Town NZ if you are prepared to bring a friend, weed your space and don't harass other 'guests!' big_smile

      PS: Weeding also involves the felling and stump grinding of those Pine Trees within the boundaries of your plot! However All Tools are provided, including a Post Hole Borer and 12 foot drill extensions! smile

  2. gregas profile image76
    gregasposted 5 years ago

    Sorry, I would worry more about having space for the living and space to grow food to feed the living. People need to learn to control how many kids to have and not have kids just so they can get government funds. My opinion. Greg

    1. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      The average family isn't reproducing itself in American any more, or so I hear...

    2. Ralph Deeds profile image70
      Ralph Deedsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      +++ I agree with the others, above--cremation after organ donation is the most civilized way.

  3. wilderness profile image96
    wildernessposted 5 years ago

    An old abandoned salt mine would probably hold a thousand years of America's deceased, particularly if we eliminated such superfluous accessories as caskets.

    Burial at sea is another option; we have lots of coastline.

    And if all else fails, we could always truck them to Montana or Wyoming.  Cows don't mind walking on graves and there isn't much else in either state!

  4. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    http://www.unity-airlines.com/images/yasur_night3.jpg
    Problem solved.

    1. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      There you go!  The ultimate crematorium. big_smile

  5. dadibobs profile image61
    dadibobsposted 5 years ago

    Or maybe a more traditional method, like allowing widlife to reabsorb the bodies back into nature. Not what we would accept as socially acceptable, but a tried and tested method nonetheless.

  6. LeanMan profile image81
    LeanManposted 5 years ago

    They stack them in the cemeteries here in the Philippines - not sure how high they could go...

  7. muhaiminabd profile image59
    muhaiminabdposted 5 years ago

    It may happen, that we will run out of space to be buried when we die someday.

  8. Moderndayslave profile image59
    Moderndayslaveposted 5 years ago

    -1  I am going to get cremated and dumped in the Atlantic. I'll get that beach house one way or another.

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image59
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      lol...good for you!....really nice view i bet...

    2. kerryg profile image86
      kerrygposted 5 years ago in reply to this
  9. gmwilliams profile image83
    gmwilliamsposted 5 years ago

    I intend to be cremated.   Saves money on burial and there is no space.  Just cremate me and toss my ashes into the ocean.  It will not matter to my soul anyway- I will be in another place!

  10. kerryg profile image86
    kerrygposted 5 years ago

    I don't think we're likely to run out of space anytime soon, but I'm opposed to using up good land for cemeteries, so I plan to be cremated.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      They have been saying we are running out of room since the 70 s.

  11. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    http://fc02.deviantart.net/fs26/f/2008/091/8/0/Soylent_Green_Demotivator_by_RavengerX.jpg

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    Deb Welchposted 5 years ago

    I did a Hub on this very Topic:  What's Underground?  - Some bigger cities
    are now stacking.  Japan cremates everyone. I am being cremated and donating my body to science

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I guess you mean your organs. Leaving your body to science would mean you won't be cremated. They would use the whole body.

      I' m doing the same, donating organs and being cremated.

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        Deb Welchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Uninvited Writer - Yes you are right - I am donating my organs and eyes and the rest will be Cremated.  Thanks for the correction.

  13. Druid Dude profile image59
    Druid Dudeposted 5 years ago

    Body burial is barbaric and speaks to the level of our egocentricity. If people really believe this is just a shell, then dispose of it.

  14. Druid Dude profile image59
    Druid Dudeposted 5 years ago

    Next is the incredible amount of trash we throw away!smile

  15. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    I think being made into pet food would be more environmentally friendly. Not to mention the savings in funeral/cremation costs.

    Edit: But do harvest the organs, tissues, etc. first.

  16. RTalloni profile image87
    RTalloniposted 5 years ago

    Points to ponder:

    If every person in the world were given 1 square foot of space to stand in we would all fit inside the city limits of Jacksonville, Florida and we would only fill about half of the available square feet in that city. 

    Given 1,000 square feet of land, all the people in the world would fit inside the state of Texas with many thousand square feet left over.

    Either case leaves the rest of the world for all of us to live and die in. 

    The world was designed to be populated. 

    People were designed to be good stewards of the earth. 

    Learning to be good stewards of the earth in our day and time is very important, but overpopulation is not the problem.

    More directly, history tells us that amazing amounts of people have been living and dying for a long time.  The majority of their graves have now turned to dust and we do not even know where they are.  Modern cemeteries are very likely in the middle of ancient ones, and future ones may one day be unknowingly placed in the middle of ours since moth and rust doth corrupt.

  17. tarajeyaram profile image60
    tarajeyaramposted 5 years ago

    We can cremate.  Or the bodies will deteriorate and if there ever is a natural disaster - earth will regenerate.  We will have space for everyone.  Mother nature knows how to create space.

 
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