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Can anything be done about overpopulation?

Can anything be done about overpopulation? Topic: Solving the problem of overpopulation
April 22, 2019 / By Annemarie
Question: Obviously, there won't be mass deaths (caused by government(s) ). What will be done? It's clear that human kind cannot keep producing at such a rate; we are destroying the natural resources around us (not ONLY talking about global warming). Will there be stricter laws regarding birth control? I mean, what can be done that will humanely solve the problem? Did I put this in the wrong section? I wasn't sure which one to put it in... Don't harass me too much about it! I said anything that WE can do; and humanely!!
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Wynn Wynn | 8 days ago
Something that should be mentioned is that the birthrates of all nations are declining and that a number are below replacement level. It seems when women are given rights and people are allowed to own property, it becomes a liability instead of an asset to have children. the UN has revised its pop growth projections repeatedly because of this and is now looking at the problems associated with population decline - of which there are many since the value of all of our investments relies on the presence of younger folks who we can talk into buying in exchange for their work taking care of our aging selves when we retire. The population growth is slowing and likely to decline globally in the next century. In addition to this, technological improvements due to an educated population have outpaced human consumption, making the Malthusian theory that you are outlining, where people will eventually use up all of the earth's resources, less relevant than 400 year ago. So we have ultimately a declining population and an advancing technological environment. Overpopulation may not be our big problem as much as war, disease, or polluting ourselves to death with our current ideas of economic activity. Then answer to your question is to do what we are doing, making women's rights, property rights and education available globally. Peace & best regards...
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Wynn Originally Answered: Why don't people think overpopulation is a potential problem?
I completely agree with you, but I have never met a person who thought over population wasn't a problem. I assume those who don't believe it is a problem are most likely too set in their ways. The answer is education for women. Studies have shown that educated women are less likely to have as many children and understanding safe sex practices are also a major factor in less pregnancies in the developing world. However, religion and faith have been counter productive in many cases if that faith doesn't advocate safe sex or educated females.(Sound familiar?)
Wynn Originally Answered: Why don't people think overpopulation is a potential problem?
People will continue to procreate providing their are sufficient resources in their surrounding area. I wouldn't worry 'bout it too much at the moment as unless you want to take morality into your own hands you cant really force a man and a woman not too have a child. It isn't right and people will still do it any way. One thing you could suggest is that their are thousands of starving children in the world who don't have parents and maybe we should look after what is already here? Human beings have the ability to make conscious decisions that allow us to escape the rules of darwinism and look after our fellow man. As for homosexuality being a behavior programmed into us to control population levels, i would consider taking an agnostic view on the subject as you cant prove that is the case. Homosexuality is not unique to humans, but animals that practise it will more than likely still go on to have offspring of their own anyway.

Shaye Shaye
Humanely? I was going to say call on the Nazi's, or grab some rats for the second round of the Bubonic Plague. Well, I say we're all going to drive ourselves into the ground of death, and eventually our grand-grand-grand- ect, Our grand chldrens in the future, will have to suffer a slow painful death, and eventually the whole human race will die. The End. -Tha cow.
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Nimbus Nimbus
put a limit on the amount of children people can have...china has this law. and if more than the amount is had they will kill the other one..like you can have 1 girl but if you have another girl it is killed.
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Nimbus Originally Answered: Why don't people think overpopulation is a potential problem?
I completely agree with you, but I have never met a person who thought over population wasn't a problem. I assume those who don't believe it is a problem are most likely too set in their ways. The answer is education for women. Studies have shown that educated women are less likely to have as many children and understanding safe sex practices are also a major factor in less pregnancies in the developing world. However, religion and faith have been counter productive in many cases if that faith doesn't advocate safe sex or educated females.(Sound familiar?)

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