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|Is anything being done to stop over-population?|
|Topic Started: 5 Apr 2012, 12:29 AM (186 Views)|
|wiseguy||5 Apr 2012, 12:29 AM Post #1|
So, we have about 7 billion people on this planet.
We are adding one billion people to the planet every 12 years. That's about 220,000 per day.
Some effects of over-population are Depletion of natural resources like fossil fuels, Mass species extinctions, Increased levels of air pollution, water pollution, soil contamination and noise pollution, Deforestation and loss of ecosystems... etc
Should more be done to control the population?
|Sandy||5 Apr 2012, 06:32 AM Post #2|
|China's about the only country to offer incentives and disincentives child wise, so far their system hasn't proven very successful in that everyone wants a male child and are having abortions etc until they get a male child.. I think someones going to have to think of far better incentives not to have children, or stop at one...|
|funnysis||20 Apr 2012, 04:56 PM Post #3|
||I do think that the population needs to be controled but just not sure how you would go about doing it.I know there are some people who think having big famlies is great but I also don't think they think of what it is doing to are planet.|
|Sandy||29 Apr 2012, 02:15 PM Post #4|
I heard an item on the radio the other day that said the worlds water supply won't be able to keep up with the world population in 10 years time, I think they said it was barely coping now.. I got the impression that unless more countries followed China's example, we'd be having to build a lot of desallination plants to convert sea water to fresh water so we have enough water for the basic things ..
It sort of reminded me of a Star Trek episode where they were talking about "sonic showers," presumably because of the supposed fresh water problem.. the other thing I remember from Star Trek is the reconstituted drinks etc.. I wonder if such things will go from since fiction to science fact in the not too distant future if the planets population keeps growing at the rate it is?...
|funnysis||9 May 2012, 05:37 AM Post #5|
||That sounds about right to me.|
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