jman111 wrote:Well, studies of population dynamics in closed ecosystems have consistently supported the theory that the closed ecosystem known as Earth is, or will be, overpopulated.
Exactly. For a couple centuries now, dire predictions have been made about how we're all doomed. Yet here we all still are. Clearly, there's something flawed in the conclusions of those studies.
We live in a country that throws away enough food daily to feed every starving person on Earth and has vast tracts of land that nobody is living on. Pretty unconvincing evidence for overpopulation if you ask me.
Yes, if population growth continues, eventually the Earth will become overpopulated. Of course, if we wait long enough, the Earth will be swallowed by the Sun. If we spent half as much time getting food to starving people as we did worrying about overpopulation, the whole world could be facing the same obesity epidemic we currently suffer from here in the U.S.