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How many people can Planet Earth support?

Poverty comes from an unfair sharing of resources. Bono's naive idea to eliminate poverty to the benefit of mankind flies in the face of the fact that we live on a finite planet. Historically the world has been able to support around 1.5 to 2 billion people, The age of oil changed that 150 years ago and we now have nearly 4 times that. The resources to support 7-9 billion people will have to continue to impact on nature to the detriment and eventual extinction of both.

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  • Mar 20 2013: Even the quote unquote 'developed' (UK is still as such; very much, I feel) even more quote unquote civilized worldbursting at the seems: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-21653564 Unless you believe US that we are all drunks and French that we all eat beef (UK is actually one of populations in world with largest percentage of vegetarians, but beef consumption still high). Yet, from a country full of crack addicts and cocaine snorters, is hardly damning! 阿弥陀佛

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