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I agree that modest population control and decline is not enough, absolutely; but I believe that any proposed 'solution' to the ills of the world, be they environmental, economic, social, or what-have-you, is just so much smoke in the wind if it ignores population issues.
Over-population IS the fundamental problem behind so many we face.  If we can't face it, then f%# it.
by Andhakari on Wed Dec 5th, 2007 at 10:01:27 AM EST
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I'm beginning to lean towards triage.

We have met the enemy, and he is us — Pogo
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Dec 5th, 2007 at 10:26:16 AM EST
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Overpopulation can only be remedied with an increase in literacy as Emanuel Todd has pointed out. There should be tremendous incentives to have the world's population become literate; then they can experience personal freedom and realize their quality of life will improve if they procreate less.
by An American in London on Thu Dec 6th, 2007 at 03:38:58 AM EST
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I've heard that for the last 40 years, and the world population has bloomed like the red tide...
by Andhakari on Fri Dec 7th, 2007 at 05:13:59 PM EST
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