assumption: We have global overpopulation. So what would a viable longterm solution? Is the ‘malthusian’ debate settled, especially considering that we might run out of oil… is oil depletion really all that bad? Isn’t there ‘plenty space’ ? Some say we need ten planets as is, others say we can easily have 30 billion people. Who is right??
NOTE – we changed the time because of our sister meeting at fulfillment.
DATE: Saterday. 9:30, AM/SLT — 17:30, PM/GMT — 18:30 PM/CET
There is a problem. We need to take action. We can only take action if we stabilize populations. We cannot mandate population restrictions : never worked and never will work. The only way curtail population growth is we make people richer – to do that is we give people money – microcredits, loans and in many cases donations and charity. If we do not the poor in the third world will not break subsistence cycles. We must lift all people of the world slowly but surely into middle class as soon as possible with a global collective marshall plan, irregardless of skin color. All rich nations must contribute to this – if we do not we risk geat global hardship.
We live in an insanely big world. Even if all people stand at an even distance over the world people would all be spaced miles apart. The idea that the world is anywhere near ‘full’ is nonsense. We can easily have more and we should. And we should all do what we do best. If some countries have a culture that leads them to makinga mess of things that is their choice. It is simply not our responsibility and the consequences are not our concerns. I am sorry but I reserve the right to simply not give a damn when people die in Africa. If they do they should have planned ahead, like we did in Europa and America and Japan, generations ago. Like they do in China and India. Why can’t an insanely rich place like Southafrica be one of the richest most modern places of the world? Bad choices, corruption, a miserable culture and lazy people. It takes hard work to get a nice country, modernity and a nice standard of living. Handouts and getting it for free only makes people lazy. Last thing we should do is keep Dictators and Lazy people in this mess they are in. Maybe if we let them figure it out for themselves something would change for the better. I say that if there is one reason for this problem of overpopulation it specifically is developmental aid. I say let the chips fall where they may – close borders and stop developmental aid, except where it’s bloody certain to benefit all involved – and that’s sound investment. I am not all that worried about this whole ‘overpopulation’ issue. Worst case, some people die. Haven’t they always? ”