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Is overpopulation real?

Submitted by videl in AskRaddle

Maybe a dumb question but I'm not entirely sure what to believe. I know that the way things are done now, today's population levels are unsustainable.

Is there any way to maintain global population levels sustainably? Obviously, the end of capitalism would help but would it be enough?

Sources that I could read would be appreciated. thx

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RandomNoob wrote

In the 20th century, they thought global population was reaching an impossible limit and people feared this would lead us to global world hunger and a death tool in the millions. That never happened. Truth is overpopulation is not the problem, the problem is that more and more people are adopting Western lifestyle in the developing countries and we're wasting to much ressources

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ravengrace wrote

No its a myth used so ruling class can sterilize oppressed groups

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bloodrose wrote

At our current consumption rates, yeah, it's real and it's here. If we all spread out, lived simply off the land, we could probably grow quite a bit more.

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Zzzxxxyyy wrote

I don’t know the answer, but I think if everyone actually consumed as little as needed we’d be fine.

Instead everyone is driving and flying around, eating meat, over working, etc.

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surreal wrote

well 30 years ago the polulation was the half of what it is now.