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Old 07-13-2015, 07:35 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by IamIan View Post
yes I am all for using those resources better than we do today in a far more sustainable way .. and yes , I think we already have many billion more humans than needed .. we have allot of room for improvement on both .. and thankfully if you look at global trends .. that improvement is the trend we are already moving toward
But, if the "breeder" mentality, outperforms the "no we have to show restraint" mentality, then we will naturally select for population growth within a few generations. Overcrowded populations ultimately result in conflict, heck even opportunity results in conflict. The only necessary ingredient is believing you have some chance at success.

But as it pertains to the title, the correlation between population size and emissions is undeniable. And consumption looks like a pretty big chunk of reserves per your diagram, peace is a luxury.
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