Len wrote:Somehow I don't see a slow easy transition if things continue as they are. The world just can't feed all the people we have. It seems lots of people will die... starved, sick, killed by natural disaster or murdered. Already the growth of population has slowed some because people have had fewer offspring, but not enough for a decline....
Joel Hollingsworth wrote:
It's worth remembering that there's currently a global food surplus.
Not only is there a food surplus but we don't have enough people yet. We need more people. We need more bright minds thinking about the big problem. The problem of how the heck are we going to get off this rock and make backup copies. This rock and even this star system are not safe for us to keep all of our eggs in. We need to fly the coop, to colonize other planets and other star systems, even other galaxies. Something will happen to our dearly beloved home and end life here. Extinctions happen. Don't be part of the next one.
By the way, my math shows we can easily support 50 Billion people on Earth. The problem isn't too many people. The problem is wasteful living by some which is supported through subsidization. If things cost what they should the waste issue would be self resolving.
Have more children. Teach them. Expand the knowledge base. Innovate.
The world just can't feed all the people we have.
rose macaskie wrote:
...such, also they are much given to suggesting that God put you were you are so it beholds you to stay put in the misery. I was told as a child that they had cleaned up their act and did not do these things any more but i have discovered that they do.
You've got to be joking.