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World Population Could Begin Declining By 2040

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by KenH, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. KenH

    KenH Active Member

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    Interesting projection.



    Headed toward extinction?

    World depopulation — rather than overpopulation — is the troublesome trend that should concern the entire planet.

    By Phillip Longman

    World population will hit 7 billion by 2012, according to a recent United Nations report. Given that we just hit the 6 billion mark in October 1999, it is easy to conclude that there are just too many people in the world. How are we ever going to overcome global warming, feed the masses, get that beachfront property, let alone find parking, if the population keeps jumping by nearly one billion per decade?

    The good news is that's not going to happen again. If you need another megatrend to worry about, fixate instead on the growing prospects for world depopulation and what it means for you and your children (assuming you have any).

    Yes, human population is still growing in some places dramatically so. But at the same time, a strange new phenomenon is spreading around the globe, one whose very existence contradicts the deepest foundations of our modern mind-set.

    - more at http://blogs.usatoday.com/oped/2009/03/headed-toward-e.html
     
  2. Salty

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    If you are good at math, take the the number of square miles and divide by 7 billion. The answer will give you the number of residents per square mile.
     
  3. KenH

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    The concern that some people have is not about space but about resources and sustainable lifestyle.
     
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    Exactly my point
     
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    It is depopulated every day in America by about 4000 unborn children.
     
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    The world is probably depopulated even more with China forcing abortions on families & with the funding our president is providing European countries.
     
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    Some of you could turn a discussion of grits into an abortion rant.

    Some conspiracists say that the intent is to reduce the world population to a billion and our owners will divide the globe into private estates.
     
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    And some of you can manage to put up hundreds of posts without making one cogent, on-topic point.
     
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