What is the optimum human population for planet Earth?
If world forest cover should be 10% for each countries square area, is there then an optimum figure for human population in order to use resources sustainably?
I'm sure there is! However I personally don't know what the numbers are concerning tree populations around the world at this moment. I've heard that it would theoretically be possible to have a population of 13 billion at the most under the best possible conditions though. What those conditions are is up in the air. (Pun intended) Pollution certainly would play a major role in life expectancy. We would have to get off of our addiction to oil and gas and find more sustainable ways to power everything world wide and recycle everything. Compost all organic material for food production etc.........
Thanks for your ideas on this question. It seems pollution will deter any advancement to our optimum number unless we work hard to stem it. I understand there was less carbon "up in the air" in the last 12 months, so that's in the right direction.
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