On one side I''m happy for chinese couples that they're now free to have at least 2 children, on the other I'm kinda concerned for the demographic jump we'll see in the next few years, especially because of the current climate situation of Earth and the fact that China is one of the countries that pollutes more :/
I don't know if this is a good thing or a bad thing....
I mean the one child policy is the reason why China's Population hasn't surpassed 2 billion yet. ( Even without it when you combined the populations of China and India they both account for over 36 percent of the world's population)
The World barely has enough resources For the 7 billion plus that already lives on it. :/
Uhhh the world has finite resources and with the quality of living going up every day that means more resources being used/wasted. Literally there are only so many fish in the sea and animals on land how to we presume to feed 7+ billion people in the next 30 years? The world is in a population crises and people either don't know about it, don't care, or don't think there is a problem at all. I just don't understand human's, were on the brink of killing off the planet entirely. When all he animals start dying off (already are) it's an unbreakable chain effect. You couple that with pollution, economic troubles, atomic bombs, and social hate and fighting because of culture, color, or interest differences the world is madness and everyone has went out and bought giant rug's to sweep it all under. I feel bad for the future generation's because it's gonna be scary. It's so sad...
Well, for a real sustained development, we should use the same one child policy in the whole world. We are too many on Earth, that's well known, and a lot of people will die one day because of this (wars, hunger, sickness.... Pick your poison!).
I was going to ignore these posts at first, it usually just isn't worth it. But seeing that so many people seem to have this belief, I'd like to point out the fallacy.
Human population is NOWHERE near the earth's capacity. Seriously, people have been worrying about this for over a century now. And yet, we live in more abundance now than ever.
The people who have little in this world is not the result of over-population. It's a result of under-development. There are plethora of reasons why those regions are under-developed, but global overpopulation is not one of them.
Humans could, right now, double, triple, quintuple, what ever is needed, food production within just a few years, if the profit motive was there. People starving in this world is not because of others overeating, or wasting food, or just too many rich people. Did you know that European and American Governments pay farmers to NOT produce food?
Disease is another common misconception. I think this is a population-density thing. If people are all crowded together, then it must be easy for diseases to spread? I live in Hong Kong. Did you know that in some districts of Hong Kong, there are almost 35,000 people per square mile? By comparison, New York City has a mere 1,300 per square mile. Hong Kong does not suffer from any plague like events. You could increase the population of NYC by a factor of 25, and viral disease would not be much of an issue (for population reasons alone, of course, vaccine programs and the such play a role in this).
Remember, the worst plague in human history was the Black Death, from the 1300s. The total human population at that time was estimated to be between 300 and 400 million. Human population has increased by a factor of 20. By many estimates, more people live in the USA now than lived on the entire planet at that time.
War is another one. As if war is some product of over-population, it isn't. That's such a cartoonish view of things, it almost doesn't even warrant mention. I will point out that at the time of WW2, the largest war in human history, human population was 2.3 billion.
This post is getting a bit long, so I won't carry on. But I can keep going on, in relation to water, oil, etc. I won't, but I will summarise: people have been complaining about over-population for more than a century. Those people have been wrong for more than a century. At this point, it's like betting against the Harlem Globetrotters.