Population Growth trends in an easy to assimilate form. Watch the huge growths in Africa, Asia. Birth control is needed, we can't keep going like that and keep the Planet and people in good shape.

Awesome interactive graphic showing future population growth ... watch Africa population explode while the develop world remains constant #…

@design_RG Population growth is exponentially increasing and Resources are exponentially decreasing. Saw a study by WHO where it was said that with current amount of Natural resources available, we will not be able to sustain humanity for 100 years.


Sounds like that is just a fancy way of saying the population will stop growing naturally once we dont have enough resources to sustain it :)



Yea the point where, on average, every family can afford just enough food to feed themselves and 2 kids :)


@freemo @shibaprasad Natural systems have population control, but a die off or wide spread destruction, conflicts for resources, water, fuels is not a good way to handle this problem.

Education and promoting birth control would work better, imo.

Obviously! That's the only way. To educate children and spread more awareness.


Oh i agree but I was hoping you would realize .

I find it interesting as a test of people when I talk about population being self-regulating, when I do people go to one of two camps:

liberals (solve everything through government regulation) ->

The focus tends to be largely what yours are, that is talking about the wars and the lack of education. In general the focus here is on what governments didnt do to fix the problem:

conservatives (self-regulation) ->

Here the focus is on the need of the parent to want to have kids and how that may and how those who have too many kids for what they can feed are ultimately to blame for having too many kids.


@freemo @shibaprasad Self-regulation by an educated population is the best approach, on my Liberal, Socialist view.

"Let them crash and burn, that'll teach them" right wing extremism is neither humane not a solution.

@freemo @shibaprasad Just found at another instance.

Real scarcity will be deadly. Climate Wars is a book by Gwynn Dwyer that covers possible future resource conflicts.

See also :

@design_RG I find the 10%+ decrease in Europe both interesting and worrying. While I agree with you on a resource front, we can't march over to Africa and tell them to sort it out - they're not going to look kindly on that.

@penguin42 Yes indeed - people don't take kindly to being told what to do.

There needs to be conscience building of the impact on the planet and everyone's life styles. Asia still has the largest population by far, and it seems to be predicted to grow a little more.

But Africa stands out for the huge population expansion.

@design_RG I was going to say it would be reasonable for Africa to expand a lot because their population density was low; but then I looked at Wikipedia's list and actually Rwanda is actually pretty densely packed; and Uganda and Nigeria are hardly sparse - surprising to me.

@penguin42 The Continent does have space, some of it is desert or almost desert in the Sahel and Sahara regions; but there's lots of land still.

The climate is benign, compared to very northern places. But the growth there will be hard on people, resources and much more.

The extremely divided geography, with so many small countries, sometimes different official languages, besides tribal ancestries, doesn't help create a strong local education campaign.

@design_RG I wonder if the predictions on African growth are in those areas that are already packed, or in those areas that are sparse?

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