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““Without getting Party-political or dismissing as heartless right-wing and inhuman, should a thinking society look ahead to finding workable solutions to the dangers ahead of:

Exploding populations (7 billion + in the world, 60, 70 or more millions in the U.K.

Fast depleting land, water, energy, and mineral resources aided by science, and technology, which helped improve medical sciences, and eradicate natural diseases but increased longevity and consequent population growth even at locations previously inhospitable to human life.

Consequences of overpopulation, and resource scarcity quite obvious in many locations, and leading to military conflicts.

Economy dependent on continued expansion/consumption and utilization of scarce resources.

Increasing land, air, and water pollution and consequent environmental degradation/climate change caused by increasing populations, industry, transport, and leisure activities, and waste arising from increased consumption.

Increase in people exploiting the system, and aware of their rights but not honouring their obligations to the rest of society.

World Political and economic systems hooked on to short term palliatives rather than working towards structural changes.

Vast tracts of the world containing under-developed societies struggling to find solutions to meeting basic survival needs and copying models of development seen to be failing in the West and continuing to reproduce at alarming levels without the wherewithal to sustain their population.

In a democratic society such as ours, how should we get our political leaders to start thinking long-term beyond the next election?””

By Bonkim2003 Posted: October 26, 2012

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  • HarryBox  |  November 22 2012, 4:13PM

    You are quite right Bonkim2003. Visit http://tinyurl.com/cexkerh Human numbers have reached plague proportions. But will we ever do anything about it. I fail to understand why people have this desire to increase their numbers. One child per couple for the next fifty years worldwide should be the only rule that needs to be enforced. Thereafter, replacement reproduction; two per couple.

  • HarryBox  |  November 22 2012, 4:13PM

    You are quite right Bonkim2003. Visit http://tinyurl.com/cexkerh Human numbers have reached plague proportions. But will we ever do anything about it. I fail to understand why people have this desire to increase their numbers. One child per couple for the next fifty years worldwide should be the only rule that needs to be enforced. Thereafter, replacement reproduction; two per couple.

  • Bonkim2003  |  November 22 2012, 5:42PM

    Even with one child a couple, many with none, and other measures - fast resource depletion means - total population will have to come down drastically, also the ever expanding production/consumption based economics will have to end with mankind going on basic subsistence.

 
 

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