Earth's human population currently stands at 7 billion and is on target to double in 70 years. Clearly, it seems, at some point human population will be greater than the planet's resources--food, clean water, space--can bear. How might we know we have grown beyond the Earth's carrying capacity for our species?
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I would hope we altered course before reaching such signs of environmental collapse. I would agree Earth's carrying capacity in regard to our species is flexible. A global pandemic like the Black death of old could swat us down dramatically.
Thanks for the input, plegrove.
I just found this on the internet see what you think
Overall, I think the article is a valid assessment of the current state of affairs. Thanks for the link!
i think the biggest buyers of farmland in NZ are the Swiss followed by Europe as a whole. China is not a big buyer.
China has a One Child Policy for the past 30 years so they know something about the problems the future holds.
China are the biggest buyers of farmland in NZ, negotiations between both countries was extensive and comprehensive.
The Overseas Investment Office show that of the 872,313 hectares of gross land sold to foreign interests over the past five years, only 223ha were sold to Chinese.