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Nice job slipping socialism/communism at the end. The top 1% is over consuming, the top 10% are consuming a lot, but also generating all the technology and.progress on the planet. We need to reduce the population to the point that everyone has the material resources to live in the 80-99 percentile while not destroying the environment.
Reduce the population???? How about the fact that every single person could live in upper middle class luxury if the billionaires of this world would give only HALF of what they have. Don’t you see that money breeds greed? I’m not anti capitalist, just anti GREED. Also, the study finds that in 2050….HOLD IT! Nobody will be here in 2050, in fact nobody will be here on this earth the way it is going in 2030 except those fat cats who have built luxury facilities underground for the last 3 decades with the hard earned money of the taxpayers whom they are trying to destroy.
I absolutely agree the 1% is a huge cause of the problem. But cleaning them out will pay for 10 years of the JUST the US budget deficit. So saying everyone could live great off that money is not accurate.
You realize there are only 3,000 billionaires in the world. 600 in the United States. If you took everything from them and left them with nothing, it wouldnt change very much. Even if you were to put 100K in everyones bank account tomorrow it would be meaningless as everyone is the same. There would be little value because the cost associated would also increase due to rise in wealth. It would be the exact same situation except everybody is broke and poor. You then have a government class. And a society poor underneath. Look at every program thats tried a minimum standard income to lower class families. Its done nothing to change the situation at the expense of everyone else.
Get rid of Liberalism!
The people in poor countries are not overconsuming. The day they reach a first world standard of living, however, then they will be overconsuming. the people heralding the joys of an exponentially expanding human population are insane. repeatedly stating that overpopulation is a myth does not fix this problem. nor does supposing that science fiction level technology will be invented in time to fix it
That’s all nice, what you said, but it ignores the fact that people have been hearing this for 100 years and it hasn’t happened.
Sounds like the WEF funded this study, balderdash. Trying to predict all those variables is like trying to predict weather, good luck.
When the baby booms leave this world and the following generation, the population will drop below 2 billion people.
Global Waring is the symptom, World poulation is the problem. Peaking at 8.5M will solve neither.
The world will begin depopulating soon so all of you Malthusians can chill a bit. In 200 years the population will be about 1 billion souls. Think on that for a bit.
Huge hole in this piece by not covering the factors contributing to the decline in population following the peak. As for who is destroying the planet – we all are – and tossing out a single stat only invites scorn. Don’t Russia, Pakistan, India and China get an honorable mention? Think they’ll actually follow a climate accord? Its a global issue with a host of bad actors. Blamestorming is not constructive.
Study finds: most studies have an agenda with data skewed by it’s creator.
Earth can hold over 24 billion if we switch diets. Plant-based diets contain all nutrients, are healthy, cheaper, tasty, take less resource. Animal farming takes around 3x land and water. Rather than blaming elites, we should blame ourselves. Humans are not apex predators by nature but nurture. Human herbivore cultures prove this. To ensure freedom of choice and faith, charge people’s footprint, and markets will eventually solve things as consumers buy on price. Currently environmental destruction is subsidised. The problem is not overpopulation but excess resource use. The cost of bio-repair is 3,5 trillion, or 7% of incomes. See https://greenlivinguk.org/footprint-charges-for-a-sustainable-economy-a-new-social-contract/
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