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Show Of Hands July 26th, 2015 3:27pm

Do you think over-population will pose a major problem for humanity in the next 200 years?

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rumandjew iowa
08/04/15 7:37 am

It will never happen. Food production has always outpaced population growth.

3VOLVE Michigan
08/01/15 5:16 pm

I highly doubt overpopulation will be an issue. The main reason is that if it came close to that, nature would do it's part. Disease would kill many, food shortages others, and finally man will kill man. It will end with the cycle restarting.

08/01/15 3:58 pm

Nope! There have been several predictions throughout history of scientists saying we will be overpopulated in x years but they never take into account innovation.

BenFranklin Nashville, TN
08/01/15 1:46 pm

Over-population will be the least of our concerns after the Iranian world war.

irenethebean1 AZ
07/30/15 10:58 pm

I just drove across Arizona and New Mexico last week. We're fine.

TexasBOS Not in the city
07/29/15 2:59 pm

Unless we figure out desalination on mass scale. We are royally fucked within the next 100. We need to get fusion power running fast as well.

07/29/15 10:29 am

And China has no kids. The earth has room enough and to spare. Just because everyone only wants to live in certain cities that's not overpopulation. That's stupidity. There are plenty of places to live and work and grow food.

jamjay Atlanta, Ga
07/29/15 6:42 am

Look around; most have 3, 4 or even 5 kids.
How could we not have issues?

TheIndian Virgo Supercluster
07/28/15 12:46 am

You know if people stopped having 12 children....we might have a chance

zl5773 Minnesota
07/28/15 12:22 am

It already causes problems in many countries.

ladyniner81 I hate people
07/27/15 8:51 pm

If they keep building more and more houses and buildings, there will be no more grass and forests left. It will be all Corporate America.

elianastar FreeSpeech
07/27/15 3:25 pm

No. It won't. A Progressive agenda w/o demographic/scientific support. Vast sq ft of habitable Earth is totally open space. Plenty of resources to support healthy life if political corruption didn't interfere.

07/27/15 1:42 pm

Lol... Population is expected to start falling. And most "problems" due to it that we see now aren't due to too many people, but instability due to other reasons.

googer11 Minnesota
07/27/15 11:28 am

It's been a problem for a long time and only getting worse.

iTeach Mos Eisley
07/27/15 8:44 am

It's already having a huge impact.

07/27/15 8:06 am

No. I think there will be some sort of major event that will eliminate a large portion of the population.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
07/27/15 7:40 am

It depends on where you're out. Under population is a problem in many countries says some people are choosing not to have children. I think if you don't want children you should not have one. But in Italy there's a shortage of the future.

TopsQueen Oregon Coast
07/27/15 7:40 am

In China there's an extreme shortage of women because so many baby girls were terminated.

cowboy Dog Father
07/27/15 6:30 am

No. While the Government abortion clinics continue to harvest organs, from murdered children, then overpopulation might be a problem.

cowboy Dog Father
07/27/15 11:29 am

Yes you are.

07/27/15 4:42 am

Studies have shown the human population goes through phases of high and low population. The higher the population the more at risk we are of having a pandemic

07/27/15 3:54 am

There's a demonstrated link between better lives and fewer children. Those who want to crimp the human experience, who want everyone to have less from fear of damaging the planet should note that link...

07/27/15 3:58 am

...because it tells us that an equilibrium is within sight. The human population will stabilize and perhaps drop if a growth policy is allowed. The force lefties want to use against people is counterproductive-not only damaging to existing people...

07/27/15 3:58 am

...but guaranteeing there will be more people.

07/27/15 1:47 am

As long as there is enough resources (which there is) everything will be fine

googer11 Minnesota
07/27/15 11:29 am

The oceans are becoming fished out now.

theNobamist Silicon Valley
07/27/15 12:06 am

Aren't we supposed to have passed the "population limit" how many times now? Stupid UN humanistic research blather.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
07/26/15 11:49 pm

I think it is a major problem now. Overpopulation is just another way of saying man-made global warming. If we have had any discernible effect on climate, it is because there are too many of us.

FreeNation Pro Liberty
07/26/15 11:33 pm

This is where GMOs will come in, despite there controversy, they improve crop yeld, eventually we will be able to create even better and more sustaining crops that will help us feed the growing world population.

trav Instagram, travisdover
07/26/15 10:19 pm

Population growths in first world counties are waning. Some populations, like Italy, are decreasing.

At the same time, technology is advancing to allow for the existence of more people.

07/26/15 9:51 pm

Hahaha the breeders in Utah don't even see how out of touch they are.

Idahologger up north
07/26/15 8:49 pm

most people that said this are probably urban apartment dwellers

Atlas141 South Carolina
07/26/15 8:28 pm

If we had a capitalistic world then it wouldn't because as resources dwindled then it would cost more to have kids and that would slow the growth until it became cheep again!

CassieLee the moon
07/26/15 7:28 pm

It probably will in already overly-populated countries like China and India, but not in the USA. I drive across the country every year and drive mainly through empty fields for at least 8 hours

kenzbt New York
07/27/15 6:47 am

We have too many people here, also. Not from a resources standard but from a freedom standard. 350,000,000 people is too many for our republic to function. One representative has too many constituents for us to be properly represented.

googer11 Minnesota
07/27/15 11:31 am

There's no jobs in those areas so people are cramped in cities where the jobs are.

07/26/15 7:18 pm

No reason to think so.

EternalSprg global
07/26/15 6:55 pm

I have kids. If as a society we would honestly talk about the insane burden kids are on parents, there is NO fricking way in this world population would be increasing!!!! Kids are £\€€%^]^*{!_?£~ HARD!! They are an ridiculous burden!! Think twice!!!

MrWalrus Undergrid
07/27/15 2:24 am

I have children too and they are by no means a burden. My children give me strength and so much joy.

kenzbt New York
07/27/15 11:37 am

The whole point of life is to learn then pass down to your children. are awesome

kanji401 SoCal gal
07/26/15 6:08 pm

With so many groups and individuals bent on killing others, humanity will become it's own means of population control.

JennaAwesome Book Lover
07/26/15 5:57 pm

It already is…

L1B3RTAR1AN Virginia
07/26/15 4:35 pm

It most definitely will given that we do not advance our technology at a equal rate. In 200 years maybe we will have discovered how to inhabit new environments(water, air, polar regions). But then again if we discover how to live forever were screwed

Posco BBQ Enthusiast
07/26/15 7:16 pm

Technology advances far faster than the rate of population does...

L1B3RTAR1AN Virginia
07/26/15 7:19 pm

Your completely right. I was going to include that in my comment but ran out of my character count.

07/26/15 4:34 pm

Everyone in the world could fit into Florida easy.

ParaguasPato Columbus GA
07/26/15 4:26 pm

Well. It poses a problem now. But if trends continue it won't be a problem anymore by 2100.

Posco BBQ Enthusiast
07/26/15 4:16 pm

No, only in specific areas like we're seeing currently. Overpopulation will never be a problem for all of humanity.

07/26/15 3:55 pm

As long as terrorism and planned parenthood exist then overpopulation won't be a problem. Hopefully neither will liberalism.

Arkansas123 Neoconservative
07/26/15 3:43 pm

Not at all.

In this century, population decline will actually begin.

skinner Jersey City
07/26/15 3:47 pm

That's interesting. Where did you hear that?

Arkansas123 Neoconservative
07/26/15 3:48 pm

I believe the UN issued a report a few years ago.

07/26/15 5:27 pm

"It's a mistake to think we can stop worrying about population growth" (from the same article you cited)

Arkansas123 Neoconservative
07/26/15 5:29 pm

It might be a worry but not a "major" worry.

rambo088 kansas
07/26/15 3:19 pm

We aren't over populated. People just tend to jam pack across coasts and in big cities.

NYG44 Upstate NY
07/26/15 3:36 pm

I'm relation to resource consumption, we will soon be overpopulated

rambo088 kansas
07/26/15 4:09 pm

What resource in particular

NYG44 Upstate NY
07/27/15 6:31 am

Clean water, trees, soil, overall species diversity

wetheslaves Live each moment fully
07/26/15 3:17 pm

Nature always self corrects. Disease, war, starvation etc. It will all work out. It just won't be nice for those being corrected.

hoosierwisdom inner voice
07/26/15 2:08 pm

If they are still living in my house, YES!

hoosierwisdom inner voice
07/26/15 2:30 pm

By that point, my kids had better of moved out

Wooperth Blue Dog Democrat
07/26/15 2:01 pm

Do the math. Plot a best fitting curve for population over the years and look how ridiculous it gets in the future, really quick.

It's unsustainable.

PeppyHare Do a barrel roll
07/26/15 2:19 pm

It's more of a stochastic process. If you can get the world to <2 children per woman and the lifetime is the same then it will stop growing.

CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
07/26/15 1:54 pm

Overpopulation doesn't just mean living space. Not all land is livable. We need land for other things than houses. And people are starving now even though there's tons of open land

07/26/15 1:33 pm

It doesn't have to but depends on how sincere we are in conserving energy, eating habits and conservation. Besides, we will probably expanded to another livable planet as well.

Gunfighter06 Iowa, since 1846
07/26/15 1:16 pm

It is already a huge problem in China and India. Strong national sovereignty (which I support) will lead to overpopulation in some areas (such as parts of Asia and Africa) but will save other areas.

coggy iowa
07/26/15 1:11 pm

The same people concerned with population control are the same ones who claim we'll all be destroyed by global warming in 50 yrs. Well which is it people.
Stop trying to scare people into living the way you want then to live.

eunit994 203
07/26/15 1:22 pm

Not at all. Completely different type of person. climate change has a scientific backing, while overpopulation doesn't.

Vayl Reason over common sense
07/26/15 1:50 pm

It's both. Why does it have to only be one? It's completely possible for both to be an issue. You're not even making sense. It's not like the earth can only be facing one problem at a time.

eunit994 203
07/26/15 1:52 pm

It's not though, because unlike climate change, overpopulation is not supported by science or data.

abravo77 Georgia
07/26/15 2:17 pm

Who fucking needs science ? If poverty and world hunger exists, it's because of resources not meeting the demands of a growing population. Which is the definition of over-population. You see it every day and ignore the obvious.

eunit994 203
07/26/15 2:42 pm

But Bravo, here's where data comes in. Less people died of hunger in 2014 than at any point in the last few centuries. Things are getting better for the hungry and if the trend persists, historic lows will continue well into the next few decades.

eunit994 203
07/26/15 2:45 pm

You can ignore data, trends, and science all you want. All that will do is lead you along a dark and cold path of ignorance.

abravo77 Georgia
07/26/15 2:51 pm

Whatever man, you can say what you want but, we all know that without a resource base that is either practically unlimited or at least matches population growth, it will catch up to us.

coggy iowa
07/26/15 6:37 pm

These are the same people. Both groups use false or more correctly twisted data to support their ridiculous conclusions ignoring evidences that disprove their hypothesis.

Vayl Reason over common sense
07/26/15 6:43 pm

No, coggy. There's a reason why 97% of the scientific community accepts man made climate change as true. And there are plenty of climate change believers who are also overpopulation deniers, hence the one in this comment section.

coggy iowa
07/26/15 1:07 pm

As long as planned parenthood is still in business we should be alright.

suppressedID anti Gilead
07/26/15 1:02 pm

Just look at the last 30 years, and you'll know we won't make it 200 more unless something MAJOR changes.

EveRose Certified Trans Gendercapitalist
07/26/15 1:45 pm

What's happened in the last 30 years that should worry us?

Vayl Reason over common sense
07/26/15 1:51 pm

Eve, the earth's population drastically and rapidly increased suddenly.

EveRose Certified Trans Gendercapitalist
07/26/15 1:53 pm

That by itself tells us nothing. What specific Bad Things should I expect to happen because the population is growing?