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Human Population Levels Must be Drastically Reduced

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Started: 10/20/2014 Category: Society
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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The human race has reached a point where roughly 7.3 billion humans live on this planet. Throuh our own selfishness, the atmospheres and ecosystems of our planet are already altered unchangingly.Even if the current trends are reversed the planet has been irreversably brought to the point where no one can reverse the effects. The global population is expanding unsustainably and natural disasters have huge effects of millions of people dying as a result of this.

While in theory enough land mass and technology to feed the world exists, in practice the resources will never be allocated well enough to acheive this, as the first world is full of high energy users who feel that they cannot survive without their consumption, and the developing world is full of those who wish to acheive the same high levels of energy consumption.

The only way for the human race to survive, equally, and remain relatively content is for the population levels to fall below one billion People.


I agree, the human race does need to be reduced. Within the next few decades, we will have to resort to a "purge" like solution. We will have to do mass genocide to fix the population. After this, we would have to reduce the amount of children couples can have. Since humanity is the top predator, we have no one to fix our population, except other humans, which will involve, sadly, a lot of death. Our children, our grandchildren will be apart of this crisis that can not be averted. As humans, we are creating to much waste, and have nowhere to put all of it. Our planet itself will eventually become a desolate wasteland years from now, because no one in power believes that genocide is the only way to fix the population. The only other way we can avoid this, is find a new planet. Which we will not be able to do in time. It is a very dark idea, but it is the only option that can keep our population in check.
Debate Round No. 1


Fantastic, but obviously mass genocide is not the only solution. A birth control system with, say, maximum 1 child per couple with another allowed for adoption ought to do the trick, although enforcing it would be the main challenge.

Thanks for agreeing, but obviously you can't argue against me if you feel the same. You should have posted your viewpoint in the comments section, not accepted my argument.

Watch what you're doing.


noahrudd forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2


Oh well
I win
You lose
But hey
Nice points

Folks, any opinions join the great conversation in comments section. Let me know your views on this- I honestly don't see any other ways for the human race to survive sustainably.Thanks for reading.


noahrudd forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by cheyennebodie 2 years ago
And if anyone actually believed that , then they would make the sacrifice and take a bridge.

If you were to read the revelation, you will see where 1/2 the people will die in one war.
Posted by cheyennebodie 2 years ago
This planet could sustain 100 times its current population. In the 50's America could feed the world 5 times over. That is because freedom flourished here.All of the poverty in the world can be laid at the feet of your ism governments.Communism, socialism, fascism.And just plain tyrants.

You could give everybody on earth a couple of acres and they would not fill up the state of Texas.
Posted by monethys 2 years ago
@Winged That's a cool idea. It's like planetary homeostasis for the Earth.
Too many shitty Humans? No problem, I'll make the planet less hospitable.
Posted by monethys 2 years ago
That was rather silly of you, noahrudd.
Posted by noahrudd 2 years ago
Accidentley did con, oops
Posted by Winged 2 years ago
Actually, the proposed disasters that may one day come to pass as a result of overpopulation would themselves reduce the population. Our ecosystem is its own self correcting cycle. Thus the negative is true. Because the very need to reduce population would eventually reduce the population.
(brain hurt yet?)
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