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Gernot Trolf


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Population control

How long can we sustain uncontrolled population growth?


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    Jan 26 2012: Jamie, I only know what I read and that is that we have added 1 billion people in the last - what - 20 years. We are running out of space, food, and water.
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      Jan 26 2012: Have a look at the Demographic Transition Model. I am not saying we are not in trouble, it does however offer interesting insight into how growth slows.

      A great deal of the world does not have control of its own resources, rather the developed countries do.The growth of these countries is dependent on what the developed world does.To assume some developing countries will explode in numbers is naive, it takes quite a few circumstances to produce this and also sustain this.Not dismissing your idea, just further exploring areas of it.

      PS- Land and Water shortages are a big concern. I believe it will require some serious mangement, we can do all we can, we are still however at the mercy of nature with that one.

      The immediate future predicts that;
      India will Flood
      Egypt will experience draught
      Australia will experience declining food production
      Great Britain will experience greater food production.

      Food for thought, no pun intended. :-)

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