POLL: In your opinion, do you think the world is overpopulated? Why?

FelixDeCat

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I happen to think that at this time it is. Sure some will argue that we can accomplish extreme densities per square mile, however, do you want live like that? Keep in mind that this results in an unaffordable cost of living, constrained resources, additional pollution... Yes, newer technology helps to alleviate these problems, somewhat. But why bother?

Not to mention the more people there are the lower the overall IQ, morality, etc. And the chances increase for mass mayhem. Its not hard to remember some past examples of this. And yes, you do see more wierdos than ever before! :)

America has now surpassed 300,000,000 people. How long before 400 million? This is getting way out of hand! Can anything be done? :confused:
 

MustangSVT

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Originally posted by: FelixDeKat
I happen to think that at this time it is. Sure some will argue that we can accomplish extreme densities per square mile, however, do you want live like that? Keep in mind that this results in an unaffordable cost of living, constrained resources, additional pollution... Yes, newer technology helps to alleviate these problems, somewhat. But why bother?

Not to mention the more people there are the lower the overall IQ, morality, etc. And the chances increase for mass mayhem. Its not hard to remember some past examples of this. And yes, you do see more wierdos out there than ever! :)

America has now surpassed 300,000,000 people. How long before 400 million? This is getting way out of hand! Can anything be done? :confused:

how many ppl do u see around you?
why is 400 mil way out of hand? :confused:
 

FelixDeCat

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[/quote] how many ppl do u see around you?
why is 400 mil way out of hand? :confused:[/quote]

I like to attend events. Some are now unbearably overcrowded.

 

HamburgerBoy

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Only in India and possibly China. 300,000,000 isn't that much considering how large the United States is.
 

imported_goku

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Originally posted by: HamburgerBoy
Only in India and possibly China. 300,000,000 isn't that much considering how large the United States is.

WTF? China's got a billion people, of course they're over populated...
 

atybimf

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Originally posted by: FelixDeKat
how many ppl do u see around you?
why is 400 mil way out of hand? :confused:[/quote]

I like to attend events. Some are now unbearably overcrowded.

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Thank goodness you have a great reason! I was worried you'd say something ridiculous like world hunger or disease!
 

vi edit

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Parts of it yes, others of it no.

Replace what you use - it takes two people to procreate a child. Replace you and your spouce with two kids in your places.

I like keeping population growth at zero. Some people(and more importantly, countries) haven't figured this out yet.
 

HamburgerBoy

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Originally posted by: goku
Originally posted by: HamburgerBoy
Only in India and possibly China. 300,000,000 isn't that much considering how large the United States is.

WTF? China's got a billion people, of course they're over populated...

Yeah, but China is huge. Isn't India the size of Texas?
 

FelixDeCat

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Originally posted by: HamburgerBoy
Only in India and possibly China. 300,000,000 isn't that much considering how large the United States is.

Perhaps, but we are growing too much too soon. In the aforementioned contries, they dont enjoy the quality of life on average that we do. And with their respective populations, they probably never will. Although China is hungering for more and more steal and OIL as their economy expands rapidly, raising the overall cost for these items world wide.
 

MustangSVT

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Originally posted by: vi_edit
Parts of it yes, others of it no.

Replace what you use - it takes two people to procreate a child. Replace you and your spouce with two kids in your places.

I like keeping population growth at zero. Some people(and more importantly, countries) haven't figured this out yet.

Yes, how can they not see the ultimate wisdom of vi_edit? :roll:
 

FelixDeCat

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Originally posted by: atybimf
Originally posted by: FelixDeKat
how many ppl do u see around you?
why is 400 mil way out of hand? :confused:

I like to attend events. Some are now unbearably overcrowded.

[/quote]

Thank goodness you have a great reason! I was worried you'd say something ridiculous like world hunger or disease![/quote]

I could have, and they may one day be the answer to overpopulation. It ususally is. I was just trying to relate more to my overall microcerns.
 

Epic Fail

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Originally posted by: FelixDeKat
how many ppl do u see around you?
why is 400 mil way out of hand? :confused:[/quote]

I like to attend events. Some are now unbearably overcrowded.

[/quote]

don't be jealous because you are not a VIP.
 

RCN

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It will be very soon. There is plenty of space just not enough resources.
 

FoBoT

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no, not even remotely close
you city people are silly

go drive through the miles of open country in the heartland
there are millions of square miles of open space in america
 

HamburgerBoy

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Originally posted by: FelixDeKat
Originally posted by: HamburgerBoy
Only in India and possibly China. 300,000,000 isn't that much considering how large the United States is.

Perhaps, but we are growing too much too soon.

I may be wrong, but I have a feeling that the constant flow of illegal immigrants across the border has something to do with it. Hasn't it been estimated that around five million have already crossed?
 

Eeezee

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Originally posted by: FelixDeKat
I happen to think that at this time it is. Sure some will argue that we can accomplish extreme densities per square mile, however, do you want live like that? Keep in mind that this results in an unaffordable cost of living, constrained resources, additional pollution... Yes, newer technology helps to alleviate these problems, somewhat. But why bother?

Not to mention the more people there are the lower the overall IQ, morality, etc. And the chances increase for mass mayhem. Its not hard to remember some past examples of this. And yes, you do see more wierdos than ever before! :)

America has now surpassed 300,000,000 people. How long before 400 million? This is getting way out of hand! Can anything be done? :confused:

It all depends on your perspective. British people thought their cities were all overpopulated in the 1600s when in fact they had fairly small populations relative to today's standards.

Have you ever gone driving through the midwest and southwest states? You can go for hours in some spots without encountering a single town. Let me guess that you're from the East Coast and have a different representation of population densities than those of us in the southwest. Some parts of America are more densely populated than others.
 

Eeezee

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Originally posted by: FoBoT
no, not even remotely close
you city people are silly

go drive through the miles of open country in the heartland
there are millions of square miles of open space in america

Exactly, this country has VAST areas where there is not a single soul for miles. The United States is far from being overpopulated. If you don't like living in crowded areas, try moving somewhere less crowded?
 

FelixDeCat

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Originally posted by: FoBoT
no, not even remotely close
you city people are silly

go drive through the miles of open country in the heartland
there are millions of square miles of open space in america

I would like to keep it that way. :)
 

ViRGE

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Originally posted by: FoBoT
no, not even remotely close
you city people are silly

go drive through the miles of open country in the heartland
there are millions of square miles of open space in america
Yes, but how much of that is land currently producing food? How much of that land has an adequate water supply if it was converted to cities? Open space in America is easy to come by, the resources to covert it and maintain it as a higher density population center are not. We'll run out of things like easily treatable water long before we run out of literal space.
 

vi edit

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Originally posted by: FoBoT
no, not even remotely close
you city people are silly

go drive through the miles of open country in the heartland
there are millions of square miles of open space in america

Nah. They'd rather flock by the millions around essentially resourceless desert areas like Phoenix and Las Vegas. Yeh the weather is nicer, but at least I could actually survive a season in the midwest without having to import most things to me.
 

FelixDeCat

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Originally posted by: FoBoT
the US can support a couple billion people easily (if the economy is grown to support it)

If so, it probably wouldnt be in a way that anyone would really enjoy. The sardine lifestyle is not really my cup of tea.

Not that I think that things really matter a whole lot. I drove from PA to DFW and to AZ and back doing about 6,000 miles altogether. Practically no matter where you went it was all the same - Mcdonalds, Wal-Mart and Mcmansions everywhere. Instatowns - blah.