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I've been thinking about this a lot, living in london especially.

There are just too many people, way too many. It's not just in london but all over the world. Our population growth is exponential, it's not sustainable at all and something needs to be done about it before it's too late and turns, well ugly..

See the thing is that in my opinion overpopulation is a strong cause of poverty. Too many people means less resources to go around. It's often said you'd need 4 earths to sustain our standard of life across the world, a solution to this is to reduce the population, that way the smaller population of humans can enjoy an increased standard of wealth.

With the migrant crisis I think it's becoming clear to us all that our governments simply don't have control over the situation and rapidly it's getting out of hand and it won't be long before we are completely overrun by migrants from poor parts of the world coming off the coasts in rubber boats. You can't blame the migrants, they just want to go where all the wealth is. But still, I live here, and I do not wish to live in a county filled with poverty, most of the people I see on the street every day begging are migrants.

We should really tackle this pressing issue before it turns nasty, maybe we can introduce a worldwide one child policy, reduce the population that way, in a humane way.

If not it's only a matter of time before a fanatic declares genocide against a subset of us and we cut the population that way, or we have a massive world war that does the trick, personally I'd prefer we did it the right why, but it has to be done, why does no one talk about this?
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1 child policy, but for the whole world.
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How about a big Hunger game?
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I think we (the UK and West generally) have the resources... the amount of waste we have
The rate at which people have children seems to follow in line with practical capacity to care for them?
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This happens to all industrial countries eventually

Without immigration, population of almost all Western countries would be plummeting

If you killed off old people, you'd be fine
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Exterminate all those who don't get over 8A*s at GCSE, at least that way most of us on TSR will survive.
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Thing is at some point whether there are migrants or not everywhere in the World with people (except those places that are isolated or are near uninhabitable) will be overpopulated because of growing populations apart from those countries that are type 4 (or whatever it's titled as, when the pop falls, think Japan is one) in the future. Really a disease will come along and many will die and then the population will fall and then rise again.

A worldwide one child policy will need extreme policing for that to actually work, people will just riot over that stuff or not care.
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Relax.we got enough to last our grandchildern.What happens after that is not our business.
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The short answer is, the only way to prevent overpopulation is by cutting back births... Which is basically impossible. There's the idea from Malthus and the whole 'natural disasters will cut back population', and it is supported by wars/disease/famine... I think the reason we don't talk about it is because realistically, there's nothing we can really do.
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This website's good for this sort of stuff.
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(Original post by Plantagenet Crown)
Exterminate all those who don't get over 8A*s at GCSE, at least that way most of us on TSR will survive.
Thats too harsh.A 'B' grade is'nt all that bad. Set the bar at B,I'd suggest.
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Overpopulation is a myth.
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War....
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Nothing. We're going to overcrowd ourselves until society collapses.
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Well we know how Lebenstraum ended up....
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Turn to vegetarianism and homosexuality.


(I'm serious)
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War. It normally kills a few.
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(Original post by TheMaster102)
I've been thinking about this a lot, living in london especially.

There are just too many people, way too many. It's not just in london but all over the world. Our population growth is exponential, it's not sustainable at all and something needs to be done about it before it's too late and turns, well ugly..

See the thing is that in my opinion overpopulation is a strong cause of poverty. Too many people means less resources to go around. It's often said you'd need 4 earths to sustain our standard of life across the world, a solution to this is to reduce the population, that way the smaller population of humans can enjoy an increased standard of wealth.

With the migrant crisis I think it's becoming clear to us all that our governments simply don't have control over the situation and rapidly it's getting out of hand and it won't be long before we are completely overrun by migrants from poor parts of the world coming off the coasts in rubber boats. You can't blame the migrants, they just want to go where all the wealth is. But still, I live here, and I do not wish to live in a county filled with poverty, most of the people I see on the street every day begging are migrants.

We should really tackle this pressing issue before it turns nasty, maybe we can introduce a worldwide one child policy, reduce the population that way, in a humane way.

If not it's only a matter of time before a fanatic declares genocide against a subset of us and we cut the population that way, or we have a massive world war that does the trick, personally I'd prefer we did it the right why, but it has to be done, why does no one talk about this?
Reduce child benefits or the one child policy. The population is growing massively and it is a concern judging by the fact Britain is Already small and there are not many houses to accommodate migrants there is already a strain in housing and emergency accomodation for British people.

Let's not forget global warming...
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(Original post by Plantagenet Crown)
Exterminate all those who don't get over 8A*s at GCSE, at least that way most of us on TSR will survive.
phew, me and my 17A*s butt is saved !
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