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David Attenborough with another quality prog (BBC2); examining the question of over-population of the planet - interesting to discover that the population of the world is now increasing at the rate of 200,000 per day, the equivalent of Warrington's population EVERY DAY. :shock: So how can mankind halt this reproductive explosion, which will no doubt exceed the resource capability of the planet, and incite population movement and confrontation? :?

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That's the problem, these clever humans keep making vaccines etc to combat the earth's natural tendency to cull numbers; so over the last 200 years mortality rates have decreased leading to an exponential rise in population. In theory, if food/land production were distributed equally; everyone should have around 2 hectares of land each; in Africa they have half this, in the US four times this. However, population growth will be greater in those areas LEAST able to sustain it; hence Afghanistan's population will double (which is perhaps a good arguement for the war!); whilst West Africa's will treble; and coincidentally, both areas are the main origins of current migrations (under lorries) to the UK - so, no surprise that the UKs population is destined to increase too. :shock:

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So a single celled organism might turn out to be capable of solving a problem that the worlds best brains can?t :lol::lol::lol:

 

 

Bill :)

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These people have a license to print money.

The actual production costs are low, but the excuse is that they are recouping their investment and trial costs.

How many noughts they add on depends on what they can get away with.

The price doesn't come down until the license expires and anyone can produce the stuff.

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Presumably so, as these figures are (net) increases in population levels - that's the main problem, folk arn't dying of disease etc like they used to - historically child mortality rates were a natural constraint. :shock:

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It seems Mr Attenborough might be a little astray with his figures. From sources taken from Google there are between 200-216,000 births daily and approximately 155,000 deaths.

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People in very poor countries tend to have large families they rely on them in there old age, it's a kind of old age pension. And lets not forget the catholic church if you are talking population increase. :!:

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People in very poor countries tend to have large families they rely on them in there old age

 

Loo you are talking utter bollix, they can't look after them at every age. Perhaps you should tell them what is causing their large families and if that doesn't work take your scissors or a large sharp knife.

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The problem is, that in the third world, there are insufficient resources to feed extra mouths - hence nature deals with it by regular famines. In the developed world; where we generally over-consume, there is an obsession with longevity, irrespective of the quality of those lives we are extending, hence old folks homes full of demented folk being kept alive at an increasing cost. :shock:

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Ah but Obs, you are definitely living in another decade, you can't get the PM's name right and you keep mistaking me for Anne Robinson. You make saucy remarks and keep winking in public. I think we could get you diagnosed now..... Is there a Doctor in the house?! :twisted:

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