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Sartaj Anand

Founder, Egomonk , Melton Foundation


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Fill in the Blank - What the World needs now is __________ ?

The World is shaped by our common aspirations and it is through our everyday actions that we provide tacit approval to our reality.

Try to answer this question objectively and share your thoughts to help co-create our Future.


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  • Jun 27 2012: demographic control. We're too many and this planet can not sustain all of us.
      • Jul 8 2012: Thank You, a great website that should be constantly promoted
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      Jun 29 2012: hmm..
      #1 : we don't know how many we are, it's all statistics :

      We may be 7 or 3.5 or 14 billions. It is just like when a demonstration happened : those who made the march say they where 1000, the police say 500. Who do you believe ? Who is making the number ? The truth is that except for maybe 1 billion people living in countries with enough time to do proper census, we don't have a clue of how many we are.

      #2 : if we are really 7e9 humans, and the current growth is really 2.45 children/women, it is just enough !

      Some demographers even think this is not enough to keep the human on board.. I don't know.. What I know, is that the earth is young and has vast unused places where we could live. We don't have to follow the vegetation (earth albedo -> climate), we can make it happen where we want to !

      Being 7 billions is perfect ! Now we can make this whole planet green and blue ! If we want to, if we don't wait for someone else to tell us to do. We can live here, peacefully, now..

      #Botton line : stop thinking suicide is our only hope, or you'll do it ø:)

      ps.Of course your post may be a joke, but who knows ?
    • Jul 8 2012: I agree the worlds no.1 problem is overpopulation. everything else is futile without reducing our numbers.
      too many fighting for too little will only increase tensions and environmental destruction

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