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    Re: World (Over)Population

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    The Population Bomb



    Now we have "Climate Change" fear.

    Hmm,

    Just thinking. Maybe a reduction in the population of people is the answer?

    OK, One-child policy

    Well, I don't know how well that will go over in free countries.
    It didn't even go over very well in China.
    It may not be so much that I've conceded your point as that you just can't hear me rolling my eyes.

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    Re: World (Over)Population

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    It didn't even go over very well in China.
    It has worked though I believe.
    The irony is, that as people become more affluent, the need to have the insurance of children to support them in old age diminishes. There is a theory that the feared explosion of population will not happen as standards rise and couples limit the size of the family as it makes more sense financially.
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    It has worked though I believe.
    The irony is, that as people become more affluent, the need to have the insurance of children to support them in old age diminishes. There is a theory that the feared explosion of population will not happen as standards rise and couples limit the size of the family as it makes more sense financially.
    Another mistake was allowing abortion for sex selection, making the modern population mostly males who might never mate. It's a sausage factory over there! ;-) Males are preferred over females as traditionally it is the male who cares for his parents, nevermind hers.

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    Another mistake was allowing abortion for sex selection, making the modern population mostly males who might never mate. It's a sausage factory over there! ;-) Males are preferred over females as traditionally it is the male who cares for his parents, nevermind hers.
    Did they allow that? I never knew that, I did know that girl children were abandoned or 'lost' so the quota of one boy child wasn't broken.
    I heard somewhere the Japanese now have a generation that see no reason to marry and raise kids, they are sort of non sexual, too busy playing with their tamagotchi, living a virtual life rather than live a real one.
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    Re: World (Over)Population

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    Another mistake was allowing abortion for sex selection, making the modern population mostly males who might never mate. It's a sausage factory over there! ;-) Males are preferred over females as traditionally it is the male who cares for his parents, nevermind hers.
    No law prohibiting sex selection here. Just not that common.
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    Re: World (Over)Population

    Quote Originally Posted by tude dog View Post
    No law prohibiting sex selection here. Just not that common.
    I wouldn't agree with that law Here, or any restrictions on abortion Here. However, many states do try, & fail, in their attempts to pursue it. And how could you prove it here anyway? In China, it's obvious.

    They are changing the law to allow 2 children. As of now, if you Pay for the Privilege, you may have more than one anyway.

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    Re: World (Over)Population

    Even with the 1-child policy, Chinese population is still rocketing. What is needed is about 10 years, or so, with no children, although I doubt even that would make much impact on the overall view.

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    Re: World (Over)Population

    Quote Originally Posted by tude dog View Post
    The Population Bomb



    Now we have "Climate Change" fear.

    Hmm,

    Just thinking. Maybe a reduction in the population of people is the answer?

    OK, One-child policy

    Well, I don't know how well that will go over in free countries.
    Given how badly it went over in China whilst they still had their totalitarian regime I would guess not very well at all.

    Similarly, given the reaction in India when they tried it there I would suggest that pressurising the male population into having vasectomies would go down just as badly.

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    Re: World (Over)Population

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruv View Post
    It has worked though I believe.
    The irony is, that as people become more affluent, the need to have the insurance of children to support them in old age diminishes. There is a theory that the feared explosion of population will not happen as standards rise and couples limit the size of the family as it makes more sense financially.
    In order to ensure that the current decline in birth rates continues to happen we need to continue, and even accelerate the rate of, the education of the third world - without that I believe we're doomed to failure.

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    Perhaps it would be a help if The Vatican permitted artificial birth controls. Nature in any case, seems to have a way of 'trimming the tree', through awful natural calamities like volcanoes, tsunamis, and outbreaks of disease that develop into pandemics. Nature seems to have the ability to sort a problem e.g. if a tree looses a large branch on one side through damage, then after a while it drops a perfectly healthy branch from the opposite side in order to retain balance !

    If we don't introduce some sort of reduction in child birth, and soon, then nature will introduce something rather devastating to do the reduction for us !
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