Posted: Apr 16, 2018 4:34 pm
by TopCat
THWOTH wrote:
TopCat wrote:The population is well over 7 billion now and we're already verging on completely fucked.

It's hardly reassuring that it's only going to go up by another 50%.
The video shows that we can understand the limits of population growth. With that knowledge then the issue becomes focused on whether we're actually capable or inclined to plan accordingly. It's clearly true that we're capable, so the question is why are we not inclined to do so.

Understanding the demography is nowhere near enough to understand how to solve the the problem of 11 billion people all with a high enough standard of living to not want more than two kids per family.

We'd need to also understand how to reduce our consumption per capita by enough for 11 billion people to live sustainably on a small blue dot.

That is a much bigger problem.