Seán Hayes Posted over 4 years ago Why do so many think that population growth is an important issue for the environment? Don't they know the facts of demographics? The reason we don't have enough resources is: 1. Lifestyles in the developed world are extremely wasteful. 2. Lifestyles in the developed world exceed what's needed to live and be happy. If our existing habits were modified to be more efficient and if we stopped buying so much crap we don't even need, there's no reason it couldn't be scaled to 9 billion people. "it will take a concerted global effort to get rid of extremist populations" Absolutely, let's get rid of all the intolerant people.