Re: Extinction the facts
I have no concerns about that.
As has been explained many times by several people, the earth goes through periods of warming and cooling over the centuries. The latest bandwagon is that it is all OUR fault. What caused the warming of the planet after the last ice age? Whose fault was that?
Yes, now that IS our fault.
The earth can supply only limited food and water. As the world population increases, some people are unable to find enough food and certainly water.
This varies from country to country. The more responsible societies manage their resources efficiently.
Africa is perhaps the worst affected continent when it comes to lack of food and water, yet its inhabitants continue to breed like rabbits. Presumably, they do this on the grounds that they need to have big families to account for the inevitable deaths of some of their children. I can only assume that they haven't realised that this happens largely because of the shortage of food and drinking water.
There has been a lot of criticism of China recently for unrelated reasons. However, when they realised that their population was increasing beyond acceptable levels, they imposed restrictions on family sizes. It worked!
The same strategy could be applied in many other countries which are overpopulated and find many of their people are starving.
Even we in the UK should be doing something about this.
I understand that our own indigenous population is pretty much maintaining a level birth to death ratio, and has been for quite some time.
Our population is, however, increasing due to the insurgence of foreign people who live in a different way to our own people. Certain cultures have large families because that is how they have always lived.
To make matters worse, we are currently experiencing a regular and rapid increase in immigration from third world countries, many if not most of them being illegal.
I am not exaggerating when I say that I believe that if these two factors continue in the direction they are heading, we will eventually find ourselves facing the same problems now found in some African countries.
Yes. Over-population is the biggest world problem in my opinion, and it is heading our way right now.