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Message 1151523 - Posted: 12 Sep 2011, 19:44:53 UTC

Ahoy, shipmates!

Saw a piece of news reporting, that by the end of October, we shall be seven milliard people on this planet. That is seven billion to those, who use a different denomination system; if need be, please refer http://www.merriam-webster.com/table/dict/number.htm.

This news item was in Finnish, so most of you might not benefit much of a direct link. Instead, you may want to see this: http://www.7billionactions.org/.

This is tragic. Of course every single person should be freed from hunger, diseases etc.—but at the same time, I am afraid we are and will be too many. An organised, controlled, even-handed, peaceful, rational world population decline to an ecologically sustainable level within a reasonable number of generations... combined with a full stop to the greedy delusion of limitless economical swelling... plus the obviously necessary globally equal distribution of wealth... that is a complete system readjustment... all right now you can start explaining why not...

I often call you shipmates, because I see mankind that way in this round vessel in the vast Ocean of Universe. But am afraid, that the Captain’s name and general spirit indeed is Ahab. (And if this wasn’t clear, I mean this: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2701/2701-h/2701-h.htm.)


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Message 1151539 - Posted: 12 Sep 2011, 20:19:34 UTC - in response to Message 1151523.  

If only it was possible to come up with a way to change human nature yet allow mankind to still be human. I so fear it will take another leap in evolution that no person can yet foresee. It would seem to me that the world could support many more people than now exist, but the means, that’s the rub. Never forget, the means in oh so many cases do not justify the ends: Please!
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Message 1151543 - Posted: 12 Sep 2011, 20:29:57 UTC - in response to Message 1151523.  

Ahoy, shipmates!

Saw a piece of news reporting, that by the end of October, we shall be seven milliard people on this planet. ...

Indeed frightening!

David Attenborough to be patron of Optimum Population Trust

Sir David Attenborough said yesterday that the growth in global population was frightening, as he became a patron of an organisation that campaigns to limit the number of people in the world.

The television presenter and naturalist said that the increase in population was having devastating effects on ecology, pollution and food production.

“There are three times as many people in the world as when I started making television programmes only a mere 56 years ago,” he said, ...

“It is frightening. We can’t go on as we have been. We are seeing the consequences

This is our only planet... Will greed, ignorance, and procrastination sink us all?...


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