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Well, it's not as if the earth can support an infinite number of people, so there's clearly some limit to population. Whether it's 2B, 4B, 6B, 10B or 20B is another matter.

I'm in the process of reading Malthus, but the introductory essay suggests that, as usual, what we're told he said is not what he actually said.

by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Thu Dec 6th, 2007 at 05:45:35 PM EST
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Human Carrying Capacity of Earth
http://www.ilea.org/leaf/richard2002.html
by NBBooks on Thu Dec 6th, 2007 at 07:23:03 PM EST
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So, between 500M and 14B is the carrying capacity? Given that we're close to 7B and population as doubled in the last 30-40 years, I think we do have a population problem.

We have met the enemy, and he is us — Pogo
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Dec 8th, 2007 at 06:05:14 AM EST
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