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?
More people will have to be cremated I guess. Or layered...
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.
If everybody died right now, we wouldn't have to worry about burying anybody. Greg
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!'
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!
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
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!
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.
They stack them in the cemeteries here in the Philippines - not sure how high they could go...
It may happen, that we will run out of space to be buried when we die someday.
-1 I am going to get cremated and dumped in the Atlantic. I'll get that beach house one way or another.
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!
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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