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Mattwall1 July 26th, 2015 4:12pm

Inspired by the main poll: The concept of overpopulation, whether likely to happen or not, is not just based on if everyone can fit into Texas (or any other singular area), but also on if enough resources exist to meet the population's needs.

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07/27/15 4:57 am

and yet we're still investing millions into non-renewable resources

Zod Above Pugetropolis
07/26/15 9:56 pm

And if the planet can tolerate the load. The human contribution to global warming was not an issue when the population of the planet was still in the millions, rather than the packed-in-tight billions we have today.

07/26/15 7:17 pm

Well sure, but there's no indication that will be an actual problem. The Malthusians have been wrong a long time. So have been the Erlichs, so have The Club of Rome. First thing for someone who wants to control you is scare you. To hell with them.

FATSHADOW Cyborg Gorilla
07/26/15 5:54 pm

Above all else you need drinkable water.

Almost everything else can have a "work-around", but without water, you are screwed.

Diknak Ohio
07/26/15 1:34 pm

Kind of. We get better at distributing resources. If GMOs got banned we would be in a food crisis right now because growing organically takes up too many resources. So as pop expands, so will our tech to meet those needs.

allswel Minnesota
07/26/15 9:56 am

And I am not moving to Texas until the invasion is finished and martial law is lifted even if everyone else does.

kermie gaytopia
07/26/15 9:21 am

Sure, it's not about just space. But can you also imagine the murder rate if we all had to live in a space the size of Texas? Just because you logistically can do something doesn't mean it's good.

sea California
07/26/15 11:02 am

Well by that logic we'd be murdering people any time we went to a stadium, hotel, school, dorm, etc. Also I'm not sure what the population density is like in places like India but I know it's much higher than the U.S. And they seem to survive.