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Cass and Jonesy,
With an ever-growing population on a shrinking planet what else can human beings do but live like ants or bees?
No one wants to live like ants or bees, so we need a moratorium on having kids to reduce population to half. John, the planet is NOT shrinking!! Cosmic dust from meteorites keeps it at the same diameter over a very long time. The sun is also NOT cooling, but is slowly heating up. Read more on it then you'll know. Val
Last edited by Val; 10-27-2012 at 02:12 PM.
Well it's true, not to that extent, especially here in North America at least for the time being. But really it just makes more sense. You can lower costs across the board living in a smaller space that is laid out efficiently. This is going to be the way we think in the future as space will be limited, but imagine an apt that was twice that size, but still laid out efficiently, you could have an apartment in a city that has everything in it.
I live in an efficiency apt. myself and it's, well, efficient.
But suppose everyone could somehow agree to peacefully and voluntarily reduce the human population to a number that each regional environment could support without any damage to the ecosystem. Then, with only about 3 billion people everyone could have the space they need and want, and who would choose to live in a tiny big city apartment and ride the iron horse every day if they could instead live in the countryside in a neat little house with garden and fruit and nut trees and plenty of friends to help with everything? I lived in such a place for 8 years and I would never have left if too much money had not corrupted it beyond my endurance. Most people are addicted to money and power and they want more and more forever. But they will eventually realize a growing economy on a shrinking planet has no future, and then will it be too late to change? I hope not.
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