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Vera Nova

Director Research Analysis, NOVA Town Futuristic Development

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The Overpopulation is not an Africa's problem. Is it the problem that our planet is facing at the present time?

Overpopulation is a huge problem for the peoples of Africa. Countries like Ethiopia and Nigeria are about to triple in population within the next fifty years.

If Africa remains on this course catastrophic consequences such as mass starvation and global war will occur. We will have no resources left before some other kinds of global disasters we might face, whether natural or man-made..

This Overpopulation is not only Africa's problem. It is the problem our planet needs to deal with at the present time.. Moreover, more and more people in all places have no idea how to sustain their living, produce wholesome food for themselves and feed themselves on premises.

How would you solve the problem?

For instance, Would this be possible to invent a new free Global program and let millions of starving people fly to cosmos and pioneer their new more meaningful living?

And before this program can be launched, would it be helpul to practice sustainable living all over the globe?

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    May 25 2014: “Two to three hundred million people have died of starvation since Paul and Anne Ehrlich wrote The Population Bomb in 1968.

    “Overpopulation has also contributed to global warming, acidification of the ocean, widespread pollution, resource wars, stress on the environment, deforestation, political instability, religious extremism and terrorism. The UN estimates that nearly a billion people are in a constant state of hunger.”


    Read more at http://www.commdiginews.com/politics-2/forget-obamacare-overpopulation-is-americas-greatest-challenge-17632/#1er2BOYu86dSURo9.99
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    May 25 2014: “When this happens, in nature, populations tend to crash or collapse and may take many years to regain their former size, due to long-lasting habitat damage.

    “With regard to human population, many scientists believe that it already exceeds the carrying capacity of the earth and a readjustment is forthcoming. It may still be possible to avoid a Malthusian catastrophe however, but only if a number of strong steps are taken.
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    May 25 2014: “We already use about 40 percent of the earth’s land area for food production and another 9 percent for other human uses. Much of the remaining land is not arable. A better question is whether continuing growth in the human population makes it easier or more difficult to solve our existing environmental problems.”
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    May 25 2014: “Malthus argued that population multiplies geometrically and food multiplies arithmetically, so that the growing population will outstrip the food supply. He was not able to foresee technological innovation because before his time the rate of innovation in agricultural practices and distribution was very low.

    “It took until 1927 for the world’s population to reach 2 billion. Innovation and modern technology that accelerated during WWII allowed for a 20th century population explosion that took us from 2.5 billion to 6 billion. It only took 13 years for us to go from 6 billion to 7 billion.


    Read more at http://www.commdiginews.com/politics-2/forget-obamacare-overpopulation-is-americas-greatest-challenge-17632/#1er2BOYu86dSURo9.99
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    May 23 2014: Every person on the planet takes up space, but space is needed for farmland, and forests. People excrete wastes and pollution that flow into water systems, and animal habitats, polluting water, and killing wildlife. Many people cannot bathe or brush their teeth because of the status of the water in their land.
    Forests are being torn down as more wood and land is needed to support ever-growing population. The loss of these forests leads to extinction of plants and animals. These plants traditionally could be beneficial to cure diseases, but soon will never be found.

    Urban areas are expanding, polluting the air and water systems. These areas deplete the Earth’s natural resources, and over 2 billion hectares of arable land have already been lost, with 16 million more hectares being destroyed each year.

    In Nigeria alone, 351 000 ha of land are being destroyed every year.

    What impact does overpopulation have on politics?

    Governing an overpopulated country presents recycling problems. The economy is stretched beyond belief, and civil wars break on the right, left and centre. These civil wars are fought over farmland, and the people spend so much time fighting, that the farmland is not even put to use. The dangerous beliefs in Africa are that Important fossil fuels are need to improve economy.

    The government of an overpopulated country falls into constantly increasing debt, and cannot climb back up out of the economic hole they have dug.

    People need to learn how to create sustainable small systems on premises, in cooperation with nature, and not ti depend on any questionable charities any longer.