Do you believe in overpopulation and/or population control?

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  1. Ben Zoltak profile image83
    Ben Zoltakposted 7 years ago

    Do you believe in overpopulation and/or population control?

    Do you believe there is a humane solution viable of human beings own free will? Many believe and have evidence that certain organized groups impose population control, often using nefarious techniques. Do you believe the world is overpopulated? Certainly in many areas there is enough geographic space, i.e. Alaska, Russia, Canada, ... but do you think there are not enough resources, i.e. water, food, minerals, fuel.. I have heard it said there are STILL plenty of resources, just that many Westerners especially USAers that use too many resources.

  2. dashingscorpio profile image86
    dashingscorpioposted 7 years ago

    No, the (world) is not over populated! However some countries are. (India and China possibly.)
    In the U.S. it's not uncommon for average people to own a few acres of land especially in the southern region of the nation. The government pays subsides to  farmers to not grow food. Technological advances have increased the number of miles per gallon of fuel and battery powered and electric cars are making new headway as well.
    According to the World Health Organization In 2012, an estimated 56 million people died worldwide. "Baby Boomers" will be "transitioning" for the next several years. Family sizes are decreasing and more women are choosing not to have children. Better birth control options and career opportunities.
    In January 2013 Time Magazine published an article By Rebecca Nelson. 'Overcrowding? Nah — the World’s Population May Actually Be Declining'
    "in 2011, the Pew Research Center found that the birthrate in the U.S. reached its lowest point (ever) recorded: 63.2 children per 1,000 women of childbearing age." "Many Western European countries have birthrates (below the population-replacement rate) of 2.1 births per woman: Spain and Italy are tied at 1.4; Holland and Belgium, 1.8; and Germany is at 1.36."
    Any "resource shortages" we have will be (man-made) in order to increase corporate profits.

    1. bethperry profile image88
      bethperryposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I agree!

    2. poppyr profile image92
      poppyrposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Well said!

    3. Ben Zoltak profile image83
      Ben Zoltakposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, well put my friend!

  3. Snøwman profile image60
    Snøwmanposted 7 years ago

    The reason people say earth is overpopulated is not because there's too many babies being born, but because not enough people are dying. A long time ago there were a lot of infant deaths, now, not so much.

    I believe that all good comes from God. Things like medicine that saves lives. God inspires doctors to discover new cures and treatments even though the doctors may not realize it.

    Our medicine is better because God made it better. Our population is bigger because God made it bigger. We have 7 billion people on earth because that's the number God wanted.

    1. dashingscorpio profile image86
      dashingscorpioposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      According to the bible Adam lived to be 930 years old and Noah did not start having children until he was 500 years old! He went on to live to be 950 years old. Most people today don't make it to age 80! We die (much younger) than biblical times.

    2. Snøwman profile image60
      Snøwmanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I was talking about the middle ages. Those really old people in the Bible all lived before the flood.

  4. chef-de-jour profile image95
    chef-de-jourposted 7 years ago

    I don't think the  world is overpopulated at this moment in time, not from where I stand and, I wouldn't like to see any form of control. For the long term there are countries which might experience potential problems in a few centuries time if they don't plan ahead soon. In Europe the Netherlands with over 16m is high on the list! I recommend a visit to this Low Country if you want to have a glimpse of the future for humankind. They really know how to utilise space and are experimenting with houses that float and are sustainable and what have you.Dutch people tend to be very resourceful.
    China imposed the limit of 1 child per couple in 1979 but have now relaxed that dictat to 2 children per couple IF one parent is an only child! China has 1.4 billion population but is not in danger of high density re its people.
    India has a high density but should be wealthy enough to feed most of its people.
    Right now the world seems to operate a panic when necessary regime whereby if say a country suffers a drought or disaster and is poor it takes a massive media scream to get political will sparked and resources sent etc etc. But don't forget that in between these major headlining events, aid and cash are constantly being sent by wealthier countries to poorer ones in an effort to help them rise up and conquer their ills. For example China is now a big player in Africa - it helps with things like water and food aid and medicine - but it also has big companies operating now alongside those from USA, UK and Europe of course. It's an ongoing process of help and, you could say, exploitation.
    As for resources well, the world is now one huge grand mega capitalist paradise - yes China includes you too - and most resources tend to go to the wealthiest few who need them, or not, if you get my drift. Most of the western world has more than enough food - if we didn't throw half of it away on a daily basis - waste yuk! - and could if the political will was there reduce total wastage of energy by a third overnight through switching off electricity, turning off engines and motors etc etc etc and manufacturing goods without obsolescence built in - that actually lasted longer than 3 years!!!
    In an ideal fairytale world a benevolent President of PLanet Earth would exist with power to wave a finger and send all military ships, planes and trucks laden with food to where it was needed nobody would be going hungry.

    1. Ben Zoltak profile image83
      Ben Zoltakposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Well said Chef!

  5. hinazille profile image82
    hinazilleposted 7 years ago

    in short no i dont believe in the hype that the political elite keep shoving down our throats about over population. there is far more land on Earth that is usable for living and moreover there is plentiful fertile land to grow and feed the worlds population and more. the sad but simple truth is that the corporations that run the countries need to make a profit and scarcity generates profit so they ensure that the Earth is not used to its full potential.

    this serves two purposes. firstly they harm the Earth so that future generations are at a loss and secondly, producing less food (which is more toxic to our bodies such as GMOs) which causes starvation and malnutrition in developing countries. this lowers the population. mission accomplished.

    by making the worlds public believe that we are over populated and we are running out of resources, they ensure that they justify the killing of innocent people across the world by denying them basic access to food, hygiene, shelter and water.

    you can hear the Queen of Englands husband talking about his wish to be a deadly virus should he ever be reincarnated... to reduce the worlds population.

  6. SHTFer profile image60
    SHTFerposted 4 years ago

    Resources are finite. If we do not change our ways, we will surely face certain doom.


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