Do you believe that with the issue of overpopulation and dwindling resources tha

  1. gmwilliams profile image83
    gmwilliamsposted 4 years ago

    Do you believe that with the issue of overpopulation and dwindling resources that more drasitic

    measures of population control should be instituted and implemented?

  2. LandmarkWealth profile image78
    LandmarkWealthposted 4 years ago

    I don't believe for a second that this is necessary.  That's not to suggest that some twisted version of gov't central planning would not eventually mandate something like that, similar to China's birth control measures.

    Resources are only limited to the ingenuity of the human mind...which is infinite.  So I don't accept the premise that resources are dwindling anymore than I accepted the theory of peak oil a decade or so ago, which turned out to be completely false.  Humans can and have created new resources via new technologies.  There may very well come a day when we are colonizing other planets and utilizing resources not of this earth.  Population control is only necessary in the circumstances where the masses are not largely free to choose their own destiny and are dictated to by bureaucrats.  That's when we become less innovative and creative...and consume more than we produce.  That's when rationing becomes a way of life as we follow the instructions of Dear Leader to the sterilization room...or maybe worse.

  3. wingedcentaur profile image80
    wingedcentaurposted 4 years ago

    Hi gmwilliams! How's it going?

    When people say that there is global 'overpopulation,' this always invites, from me, the response: 'Therefore what?' What are 'we' supposed to 'do' about it? What exactly 'should be done' about this?

    This term 'overpopulation' invites, from me anyway, another response (ironic in nature): 'Whom do you think are the people clogging up the planet?'
    Do you believe that certain 'communities' are, shall we say, 'breeding' too quickly? If so, again, what should be 'done' about it?

    Is it true that there are too many people on the Earth? Is this ACTUALLY true? I know that there are people who SAY that it is true.

    I certainly believe that it is true that the Earth is a finite planet with finite resources. I will even go along with the idea that the planet's resources are being depleted at an 'alarming rate.'

    But, can this depletion simply be attributed to too many people inhabiting the planet? Or, could it be a problem with the way resources are distributed, the way they are extracted (and for what reasons); Can it simply be the way 'we' organize the global economy? Could the 'alarming rate' of the depletion of this world's resources be slowed by organizing the global economy in a different way?

    I am not here to give any definitive answers, just ask questions. But I would note that the word 'overpopulation' tends to suspend other areas of inquiry.

    Take it easy.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)