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  • It's time for some biological warfare....

    I think that's why these diseases were created in the first place, to wipe out mass amounts of people. Look at China. They need a dominating totalitarian government to handle the amounts of people there. They need to scare their citizens in order for them to behave. And that's where we are headed. I've read that the pharmaceutical industry is creating patients, not treating them. I believe that.

  • Of course it is!

    How could their be any dispute of whether the world is overpopulated when we're barely scraping by on earth's natural resources? I don't believe overpopulation is something that can be stopped since we're already here now, but there's no doubt. With so many people in the world, we're slowly eating away at planet earth, and we can see it everyday. Whether it's global warming or even something economical like the lack of jobs, there's no doubt this planet has way too many people in it.

  • Obviously the world is overpopulated

    Every second increases the population and natural resources are over.
    To start in the world there is not enough water to meet the needs of each person.
    Species are increasingly in danger of extinction and humans do not take enough precautions for this.
    A United Nations study states that by 2030 half of the population will live with water shortages.
    Another disadvantage of overpopulation will be that climate change will be really affected due to the accumulation of gases in the atmosphere.
    The most overpopulated countries are China, India and the United States.
    It is estimated that India will soon overtake China.
    The overpopulation of the world affects life completely, and one of them is that of the oceans.
    Another point is that traffic increases, which generates air pollution.

  • Of course we are

    I agree that the world is suffering from an over population we have for example the amount of fresh water that is compared to all the population that there is in the world and the way in which every minute is increasing.
    For several years population has been increasing faster than many vital non-renewable and renewable resources.
    As human overpopulation drives resources and basic necessities, such as food and water, to become scarcer, there will be increased competitiveness for these resources which leads to elevated crime
    rates due to drug cartels and theft by people in order to survive.

  • Overpopulation must be controlled

    Our resources are going to disappear, and we are not going to be able to survive.
    A lot of people born everyday but only 1/8 of these children are going to live in good conditions.
    In China, the job is not enough, they must go out to another countries and are stealing jobs.
    The government must implement actions to control overpopulation.
    If we do not stop now. The world will be worst in the future.
    Africa have a lot of resources but are disappearing because of the demand of products in other countries with overpopulation.
    Indian must apply a rule like in China. Only 2 children per family. These will reduce the population in Indian. In Mexico, must be apply too but with changes, for example, if you have money and a good quality of life, you can have more children but if you are poor, you must have only 1 son. In Mexico, poor people have 5 o 6 children. That must disappear

  • Too many people

    The animal kingdom is in extinction mode, the oceans are overfished and polluted with human and factory waste, the land is being seriously deforested, clean water is becoming polluted with chemical nitrates from intensive monoculture farming, the air is becoming toxic with the use of oil carbon in vehicles and factories, i know i sound like a dooms day fanatic, but you just have to open your eyes, we are destroying the most beautiful planet in our solar system.

  • Earth's maximum capacity is 10 billion and there are 7.6 billion people.

    Earth's maximum capacity is 10 billion and currently there are around 7.6 billion people residing on earth, we're CLEARLY over populated by at-least 2.6 billion, on the bright side the situation isn't bad now, but i'm worried if people don't start paying attention to it, it's going to get worse.

    The optimum population of Earth – enough to guarantee the minimal physical ingredients of a decent life to everyone – was 1.5 to 2 billion people rather than the 7 billion who are alive today or the 9 billion expected in 2050, said Ehrlich in an interview with the Guardian. "

  • The world can not cope.

    I have seen many arguments on this forum claiming there is plenty of space which yes is correct. However we are using resources up at a terrifying rate, and I don't just mean fossil fuels. Some species of fish are being driven to the verge of extinction, Copper and many other minerals which are used to create all the technology which we have become so dependent on are now becoming unsustainable at the rate we are mining them. My opinion is that we have royally screwed this planet up.

  • Obviously we are

    I'm 100% sure that the world is overpopulated and on top of that ppl just seem to love making a ton of babies instead of adopting orphaned children. If u want a child adopt one u will not only save the child's life you'll also save the Earth. I live in a city where there's almost no room to breathe due to the ridiculously high population..... If u r really interested in the topic and how overpopulation I suggest u read a short story called THE BILLENIUM.

  • Not at this moment, but soon

    Currently we use up most of the resources how we please, waste, pollute and our plan is to feed and to breed. We will run out of materials first,then some foods than the rest of food and water, whIle at the same time polluting air. Solution: 1 child rule globaly, using renewable energy sources, more farms and breeding animals as well as growing plants more.

  • Not even close.

    Some countries and locales may be overpopulated, but the world is nowhere near being overpopulated. There is just an enormous amount of uninhabited space on the earth that people can populate and quite probably will in the future. The argument in support of "Yes" was absolutely ridiculous and discusses radical, and incredibly unrelated conspiracy theories. One of the related notes was in regards to China. However, the totalitarian communist government of China did not evolve from the fact that have a large population. Rather, it arose from their border with Russia (the first Communist nation in the world, and for many years one of the most powerful nations) and Mao (who took the Communist fight into China with astounding support from the USSR after World War II). But I digress. Regardless, the facts simply do not support an overpopulated Earth. I read once that if you were to take the entire world population (now at around 7 billion) and put them all inside the state of Texas (268,820 sq. miles according to Google), the population density (about 26,040 people per square mile) that is still nearly three times less than the population density of Manhattan (about 69,771 people per square mile according to Wikipedia).

  • Ever look outside the window of an airplane?

    Cities are over populated. Not the earth. It is estimated that the earth can adequately supply food, Land and water for over 80 billion people. 100 billion by some estimates. The problems we have are due to the current governmental management system we're under. Poor distribution is part of the problem.

  • We are not!

    Some people don't have children and in some countries, the number of children there are aren't even enough to replace the past generation and remember people, die every day as people are born every day and back in WW2, there were more advantages in having more kids because you could sell them for money or get them to do work but these days having more children is probably going to cost you more because of stuff like food, education, internet, devices, etc. You aren't allowed to even sell your kids anymore so people don't really want too many children now, and if they don't have enough children then we won't have enough children to replace the existing generation.

  • It is not

    The fact here is that world is not over-populated, what happen is that
    the population is bad distributed. If we take a look to the statistics we see that the most populated city all over the world is China, called Canton or Guangzhou with 48.600.000 people and a territory of 7400km2. This is less territory than in countries like canada which has a territory of 9.984.671km2 and a population of 36,290,000. This kind of facts sustain my statement. What I just write is just an example. There are countries with less population and worse distribution. What people use to say that there is an over populated planet is that the resources have been scarce in big cities.

  • I have no statistics but it's pretty common sense...

    Maybe if you're living in a heavily populated city, it's going to appear as if the world is overpopulated, because most people aren't looking at the bigger picture but they are just looking at their own view point and what they see around them. So that may be why people are saying yes to this, but it should be pretty common sense that it isn't.

    There's so much empty land in this world. The land may be owned by the Government or someone, but it's still land that no one is living in. If you ever take a drive through the country areas in Canada, and I'm sure even USA or almost anywhere for that matter, you'll see lots and lots of land either covered by trees or empty fields or anything.

    I always look at all these empty spaces and just think about how many homes and people they can build in these places, and how many people can fit.

    Some areas in the world are unfortunate to not have the same resources as other countries, sure, while some countries consume a lot more of the resources, which is why it may seem like there's less resources or an overpopulation crisis. I think it's just all this consumption that could be an issue.

    I know of some people who eat enough food in one day that can feed 10 people in that day, or families that throw big feasts with lots of food for 10-20 people, but it's enough food to feed 100 people. Then some of that extra food gets thrown out as well or fed to their pets or kept as leftovers, which isn't so bad either.

    Even if you feel the world is overpopulated, there's always disasters throughout the world which kills a lot of people, and more people seem to be into the same sex, which means they can't produce between the two of them, unless they use some other methods, and with the way things cost and technology to distract people in their daily lives, most families are having less children as well, so they may help bring down the population in the future, especially once all the baby boomers die out, which was the bigger chunk of the population.

    So no, there's no overpopulation, and to those who are worried about there being overpopulation or us being on the brink of it, most of the elderly are going to die out in the next 20-30 years, which may decrease the population quite a bit.

  • I have no statistics but it should be common sense....

    Maybe if you're living in a heavily populated city, it's going to appear as if the world is overpopulated, because most people aren't looking at the bigger picture but they are just looking at their own view point and what they see around them. So that may be why people are saying yes to this, but it should be pretty common sense that it isn't.

    There's so much empty land in this world. The land may be owned by the Government or someone, but it's still land that no one is living in. If you ever take a drive through the country areas in Canada, and I'm sure even USA or almost anywhere for that matter, you'll see lots and lots of land either covered by trees or empty fields or anything.

    I always look at all these empty spaces and just think about how many homes and people they can build in these places, and how many people can fit.

    Some areas in the world are unfortunate to not have the same resources as other countries, sure, while some countries consume a lot more of the resources, which is why it may seem like there's less resources or an overpopulation crisis. I think it's just all this consumption that could be an issue.

    I know of some people who eat enough food in one day that can feed 10 people in that day, or families that throw big feasts with lots of food for 10-20 people, but it's enough food to feed 100 people. Then some of that extra food gets thrown out as well or fed to their pets or kept as leftovers, which isn't so bad either.

    Even if you feel the world is overpopulated, there's always disasters throughout the world which kills a lot of people, and more people seem to be into the same sex, which means they can't produce between the two of them, unless they use some other methods, and with the way things cost and technology to distract people in their daily lives, most families are having less children as well, so they may help bring down the population in the future, especially once all the baby boomers die out, which was the bigger chunk of the population.

    So no, there's no overpopulation, and to those who are worried about there being overpopulation or us being on the brink of it, most of the elderly are going to die out in the next 20-30 years, which may decrease the population quite a bit.

  • Location, location, location

    As stated above, there is plenty of room for people on earth. As for resources, we continually improve yield and conservation techniques; if Africa were to have a modern agricultural system, it alone could feed the world.
    Cities are overcrowded because people choose to live in them - governments can create new cities with restrictions on size and encourage people to move to them.
    Any effects of population on climate change need to be addressed by the direct cause of the effect (production methods, etc.), not the indirect one (population).
    Remember, our population growth is due to people living longer. It's not due to people having more babies. So we should figure out how to make that life better, not by getting rid of people or preventing them from being born in the first place.

  • We are not overpopulated, we are overly wasteful

    If you would spread the amount of people over the earth systematically then its clear to see we do not take that much space as all and would live actually pretty far away to the next person close to you. We are just overly wasteful. We produce too much and we all buy it, we believe in commercialism and do not believe in a world without it. We are stuck in habits, principles and systems and we aren't doing anything about it because we feel overpowered by those systems. We are weak, fat, lazy and damn we are ignorant. Do we need our job to stay alive? Do we then need to stuff our roads with traffic jams to go to work? Don't we have time to make our own food? We are fighting against time to sustain our systems, those who waste not only us but also our planet. Its a big fat lazy pity

  • Its not a concern

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  • No we are not

    Did you know if the whole world was as densely as manhattan we could al fit in new zealand .So that says somthing we are not geting over populated soon ok everyperson in the whole world we are not getting overpopulated any time some thank you for reading the end


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