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    People should have fewer children instead of "bleating" about endangered animals, according to a TV wildlife expert.

    Controversial host Chris Packham has even called on the Government to offer financial rewards to those who have just one child - and more for those who stay childless.

    "There's no point bleating about the future of pandas, polar bears and tigers when we're not addressing the one single factor that's putting more pressure on the ecosystem than any other - namely the ever-increasing size of the world's population.

    "I read the other day that, by 2020, there are going to be 70 million people in Britain. Let's face it, that's too many.

    "I wouldn't actually penalise people for having too many children, as I think the carrot always works better than the stick.

    "But I would offer them tax breaks for having small families, say, 10% off your tax bill if you decide to stick with just one child.
    http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/UK-...Get_Tax_Breaks


    It seems this guy has gone nuts.

    You know what is interresting? Mechanism that causes the fifty-fifty male/female ratio in nature. Still a mystery (at least for me).

    I can't imagine so many people. Yet still no food crysis. India is not even such huge country according to Russia, China, USA,.... I wonder what part plays here the fact that they are mostly vegetarians.

    I think Earth has still big reserves. And by the time these reserves run out we will hopefully find another simillar planet to feed us.
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    why did I read this as peckham: stop bleating and have fewer kids......

    and then assumed it would be about people complaining about pekham and saying the solution was to have fewer kids that were looked after properly than 10 in a family that become feral
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    I like how he says a number and then says, "quite frankly that's too many" based on nothing. The whole of the world's population could comfortably live in Texas with the same population density as New York yet we claim we're overcrowded.
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    Over-population certainly is a big problem, and one that is never really addressed because everyone always seems to think that increasing populations and growth are a good thing, but they are not.
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    (Original post by CombineHarvester)
    I like how he says a number and then says, "quite frankly that's too many" based on nothing. The whole of the world's population could comfortably live in Texas with the same population density as New York yet we claim we're overcrowded.
    Is that true? That's amazing! Definitely stealing that piece of trivia :P
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    Over population is a massive, massive problem - he's right.
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    (Original post by OceanInTheSky)
    Over-population certainly is a big problem, and one that is never really addressed because everyone always seems to think that increasing populations and growth are a good thing, but they are not.
    What????

    Overpopulation is a good thing as more people get to socialise with each other and more brains that can come up with new alternatives/inventions.

    This would also mean that the number of space programmes will increase significantly finding new planets to sustain the growing human population.

    At the moment Earth is easily capable of holding atleast 100Bil humans.
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    Ha,.i thought it was.Peckham
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    There was a Victorian MP, I believe, who said that the world was too overpopulated and they would surely run out of food within the next fifty years. We didn't.

    At the end of the day, nature sorts itself out. If we overpopulate, it'll be balanced out. Probably not in a pleasant way, but w/e...
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    You're a nutter. How many people do you think this planet can sustain considering the finite resources, jobs and money there is in circulation?

    I absolutely believe people need to have less damn children. How many of them are either living in poverty or being 75%+ supported by welfare checks?
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    (Original post by BlueJoker)
    There was a Victorian MP, I believe, who said that the world was too overpopulated and they would surely run out of food within the next fifty years. We didn't.

    At the end of the day, nature sorts itself out. If we overpopulate, it'll be balanced out. Probably not in a pleasant way, but w/e...
    The EU is always going to be self-sufficient anyway in terms of food production, we're currently a net exporter of food and that wasn't the case before. Also countries like Brazil, India and China are going to bring millions of people out of hunger over the next few years (in fact they do this every month) and with GM technology advancing, food production will rise.
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    (Original post by 4ttari)
    What????

    Overpopulation is a good thing as more people get to socialise with each other and more brains that can come up with new alternatives/inventions.

    This would also mean that the number of space programmes will increase significantly finding new planets to sustain the growing human population.

    At the moment Earth is easily capable of holding atleast 100Bil humans.
    Wow. You actually have NO idea what you're talking about do you
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    (Original post by Dude Where's My Username)
    Wow. You actually have NO idea what you're talking about do you
    Yes i actually do have an idea.

    I have done some calculations and 100bil humans can easily live a comfortable life with Pandas and mammoths roaming around that's if we stop hunting them for their fur and tusks.

    And by the time we run out of these resources we will hopefully find a new planet, something like the moon pandora.
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    We could do without a good 6/7th of our current population.
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    (Original post by CombineHarvester)
    I like how he says a number and then says, "quite frankly that's too many" based on nothing. The whole of the world's population could comfortably live in Texas with the same population density as New York yet we claim we're overcrowded.
    Frankly the long term solution is to simply abandon Earth and construct an artificial planet, but obviously that's a bit far fetched at the moment. :ahee:

    But whilst I don't think that Britain is overcrowded, I do think we are very sloppy in using space. We lazily build across instead of up. We should start to rebuild our cities and maybe even our towns with skyscrapers. You could fit the entire population of Greater London in an area less than a quarter of the size of the modern city in large, modern flats. Farming could also be turned over to skyscrapers by using hydroponics.
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    (Original post by 4ttari)
    Yes i actually do have an idea.

    I have done some calculations and 100bil humans can easily live a comfortable life with Pandas and mammoths roaming around that's if we stop hunting them for their fur and tusks.

    And by the time we run out of these resources we will hopefully find a new planet, something like the moon pandora.
    Lol, if you're a troll, you're funny.

    If you're not, I have serious concerns for the human race......
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    So if people have more than one kid they are not allowed to "bleat on" about endangered wildlife?
    Or if people want to have more than one kid they are not allowed to "bleat on" about endangered wildlife?

    Doesn't seem right.
 
 
 
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