- Capitalism and Alternatives -
Posted by: Red Deathy ( Socialist Party, UK ) on July 07, 1999 at 16:32:15:
In Reply to: ...and well-grounded posted by Nikhil Jaikumar on July 07, 1999 at 15:10:10:
: Sorry, but overpopulation is a reality. there are limits to sustainable human consumption, and countris which exceed them have begun to suffer. Overpopulation is possibly THE most critical problem around. perhaps 7 times the current population could be fed, but this would involve a fairly poor diet for everyone, massive use of pesticides, and destruction of what liuttle remains of natural wilderness.
Read what I said, seven times our current population with *third world* (i.e. without massive use of fertilizers, and pesticides) agricultural methods. Since it was a UN report, I assume they mean by fead at least the minimum daily intake for good health.
:Not a future I would like to see. Reducing our numbes is a positive necessity.
The only way to slow population growth is to redistribute wealth- governmental controls trying to limit peoples reproduction are offensive and counter productive. Overpopulation is code for lots of poor people. theres enough wealtha round for everyone currently alive to live well, be fd clothed and housed well- without destroying the environment.