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I would like your opinion on Overpopulation and the Environment

Do you think overpopulation is an issue in today's world or the world of the future generations? I'm nuetral, more or less, on this point, but am curious as to whether anyone here has thought about this, and/or think it bears further consideration.

Wed. Apr 23, 12:25pm

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Shut down the borders and get the illegals out of USA and it wouldn't be a problem any more!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008, 2:52 PM

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Not only do I agree with the previous poster, but I'd like to see adoption of children from other countries stopped. It sounds harsh, but I'd rather the kids in this country get adopted first!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008, 3:21 PM

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Yay China and your one-child-per-family stance.
Boo India, for taking pride in surpassing the population of China a few years ago.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008, 3:51 PM

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The OP is refering to the world population in general, not just in the US. It actually makes me sad to think how the world's population is growing at an increasing rate and our natural resources at the same time are depleting. Also, people nowadays still don't adopt the concept of going green to save resources for the next generation, which will also cut down on energy used to reduce global warming.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008, 3:53 PM

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3:53--the OP asked for people's opinion and we gave it to them! Who cares if it's "in general" or just France, or USA. Save our resources by shutting down your computer!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008, 3:55 PM

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008, 3:56 PM

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Uh I may be using the computer right now...but I do a lot more than most people to save resources, such as taking public transportation, walking, eating locally grown produce, not eating meat (except seafood), and I don't have an iPod or excess technology besides the computer. The reason why I said the OP is refering to "in general" is because like what one poster said to shut down the border and get the illegals out or the other said to adopt kids in the US first-- that won't solve anything.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008, 4:24 PM

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really? you don't think that will solve the US problems? It sure will! where do we start? Less people in this country will cut down on our energy crisis here in the US. We'll import less oil because we'll have less drivers. Have you seen the number of illegals living in the US? Not to mention they are not paying taxes and they are using our resources like our roads and we're having to pay higher gas tax and higher property tax because more people are using them than paying for them. And by having DOT replace and repair roads, they are loading up our landfills with the debris from the roads torn up. And then there's immigrants who are using our money resources because they don't speak English--chewing up our tax dollars in the school system so they can take classes like "English as a second language."--remember they aren't paying in taxes but we sure are paying it! Gosh, and how about our police and law enforcement resources for tracking illegals down and the drug busts! I could go on and on.

I do my fair share, plant my own garden, have over 20 fruit trees, have a total of 400 trees, recycle and reuse just about everything, hypermile and have a fuel efficient car. But I am one small person in this world and tired of seeing illegals in this country taking our resources and getting handouts from my wallet.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008, 5:06 PM

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I think the world is overpopulated. I think there is a lot we can do to save resources and conserve but I think there may be too many people on this globe to sustain everyone. I think natural systems are going to take care of this soon though. My theory is that over the next several hundred years famine and disease will greatly reduce the population size. Not that I think that's a good thing. I think it's just the nature's way of keeping everything in balance.

Every 7 years or so the farm I grew up on would become overpopulated with voles. Then a disease would spread though the vole population and it would get back down to a resonable size. I think the same thing might happen with humans soon.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008, 5:18 PM

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Shutting down the boarders and pushing people out of the US might temporarily solve overpopulation problems in the US, but pushing people out into an over crowded world isn't going to solve anything in the long run. People in the US just won't be able to see the problem.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008, 5:23 PM

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