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2022-01-02 7:48:57 AM  
Despite nature's best efforts to cull the herd
 
2022-01-02 7:56:05 AM  
We could bring the numbers back in balance by sacrificing the 74 million who voted for Trump to the gods.
 
2022-01-02 9:20:15 AM  
That's a lot of ramen.
 
2022-01-02 9:20:27 AM  
Awesome!
 
2022-01-02 9:21:46 AM  
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2022-01-02 9:25:30 AM  
Just let them all enter the USA and we'll take care of them.
 
2022-01-02 9:31:44 AM  

vudukungfu: Despite nature's best efforts to cull the herd


Let's hope this wasn't natures best effort
 
2022-01-02 9:39:50 AM  
I thought this was related to the 2020 election.
 
2022-01-02 9:41:32 AM  

pastramithemosterotic: vudukungfu: Despite nature's best efforts to cull the herd

Let's hope this wasn't natures best effort


While I doubt it was, he could hope it was.

/nature has meteor strikes in her arsenal
 
2022-01-02 9:41:49 AM  

vudukungfu: Despite nature's best efforts to cull the herd


"Nature" would have to kill an additional 100 million people a year for several years to make any difference to the world's population growth.
 
2022-01-02 9:42:14 AM  

pastramithemosterotic: vudukungfu: Despite nature's best efforts to cull the herd

Let's hope this wasn't natures best effort


This is just plague.  A bit of pestilence followed by famine will lead to war, which creates a stack of bodies and a shortage of medical supplies and personnel, then the cycle begins anew.

Nature can do a LOT better without doing a damn thing, we'll handle it ourselves.
 
2022-01-02 9:45:03 AM  
Meanwhile, in the US:
This past year was the first time since 1937 that the nation's population grew by less than 1 million people.

Thanks Corona Virus!

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2022-01-02 9:46:39 AM  

SBinRR: Meanwhile, in the US:
This past year was the first time since 1937 that the nation's population grew by less than 1 million people.


I can solve this problem, but I'm going to need a million attractive fertile women and a big glass of water for hydration.
 
2022-01-02 9:53:02 AM  
If only there was some type of camp to send all those people to.
 
2022-01-02 10:01:38 AM  
I blame the aliens who were supposed to swing by on their stealth planet and scoop up 5 billion hoo-mans for food.   They don't eat us but rather grind us up and soak in humans.


According to a GS-11 in 2010

 
2022-01-02 10:06:51 AM  
You are a slowboat Mr Covid!
 
2022-01-02 10:08:12 AM  

ObscureNameHere: vudukungfu: Despite nature's best efforts to cull the herd

"Nature" would have to kill an additional 100 million people a year for several years to make any difference to the world's population growth.


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I didn't realize the publication has hitmen.

 
2022-01-02 10:08:27 AM  
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2022-01-02 10:09:31 AM  
It does not seem a lot of people watching fox need to worry about food.


Unskilled, uneducated immigrants taking their jobs? Yes.

Eating all them corn syrups not so much.

 
2022-01-02 10:10:17 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: I blame the aliens who were supposed to swing by on their stealth planet and scoop up 5 billion hoo-mans for food.   They don't eat us but rather grind us up and soak in humans.

According to a GS-11 in 2010


There's a joke here about people named Stew but I'm too lazy to flesh out the details.
 
2022-01-02 10:13:06 AM  
So the economy that produces 25% of the GDP the world uses to feed itself grew by 0.2%. Seems kinda lop sided.
 
2022-01-02 10:15:04 AM  
<p><strong><a target="_blank" href="https://www.fark.com/comments/12024090/145845240#c145845240">SBinRR</a>:</strong> <em>Meanwhile, in the US:<br />This past year was the first time since 1937 that the nation's population grew by less than 1 million people.<br /><br />Thanks Corona Virus!<br /><br />l</em><br /><br />you're welcome</p>
 
2022-01-02 10:16:01 AM  

pastramithemosterotic: vudukungfu: Despite nature's best efforts to cull the herd

Let's hope this wasn't natures best effort


Doesn't matter if nature's not up to the job. China will help nature along.
 
2022-01-02 10:21:19 AM  

Gordon Bennett: We could bring the numbers back in balance by sacrificing the 74 million who voted for Trump to the gods.


If you really want to help the planet, sacrifice the Biden voters as well.
 
2022-01-02 10:22:10 AM  
The only answer is Soylent Green.
 
2022-01-02 10:25:26 AM  

COVID19: <p><strong><a target="_blank" href="https://www.fark.com/comments/12024090/145845240#c145845240">SBinRR</a>:</strong> <em>Meanwhile, in the US:<br />This past year was the first time since 1937 that the nation's population grew by less than 1 million people.<br /><br />Thanks Corona Virus!<br /><br />l</em><br /><br />you're welcome</p>


You really need to work on your social skills.
Please don't kill me.
 
2022-01-02 10:28:00 AM  
Good. I can think of quite a few dystopian Science fiction novels where over population is a huge problem,  but in the real world, declining birth rates and upside down population demographics concern me far more. Since we have already fully established the anthropocene epoch, a declining tax base and hide bound conservatism found in places like Japan, the oldest US congress in history and China's 30 year clock in their time bomb population crises can only be assuaged by a pack of bright young people.  I am heartened by the rise in green technology, and and optimistic that the next few generations will begin to alleviate the impact of monoculture farming and monocultural (human) biome affects. I'm looking at our terrible pollution problems of the 19th-20th centuries and seeing the rise of EV and renewable energy, fusion research and the like to be very promising.


/// sorry to ruin your doom and gloom,  but this beautiful new year is still full of hope

Catch up with me in October and we will see how I'm feeling then

Front loaded the slashes for efficiency

 
2022-01-02 10:28:50 AM  
There is currently enough food grown to feed 10 billion people so it's not a problem of mouths to feed. Also a .9 percent global population growth rate is the lowest I can remember in a long time.


If you remove immigration, the USA is very close to negative population growth, with a growth rate of .07%. This is important because we have a major political faction working hard to make America unattractive to immigrants.

 
2022-01-02 10:31:09 AM  

OneDayWhat: I can think of quite a few dystopian Science fiction novels where over population is a huge problem, but in the real world, declining birth rates and upside down population demographics concern me far more.


Do you really believe we need 8 billion people to maintain our technological civilization?

We could cut down by a factor of 100 and in doing so massively reduce our resource, energy, and pollution issues.  Declining birth rates are FINE, you can not have infinite growth in an finite volume of space and a finite amount of resources.
 
2022-01-02 10:32:16 AM  

Gordon Bennett: We could bring the numbers back in balance by sacrificing the 74 million who voted for Trump to the gods.


Are you suggesting murder?

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2022-01-02 10:33:18 AM  
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"Hey man, I got 74 million kids to feed."

 
2022-01-02 10:40:26 AM  

DanInKansas: There is currently enough food grown to feed 10 billion people so it's not a problem of mouths to feed. Also a .9 percent global population growth rate is the lowest I can remember in a long time.
If you remove immigration, the USA is very close to negative population growth, with a growth rate of .07%. This is important because we have a major political faction working hard to make America unattractive to immigrants.


They're making in unattractive for everybody.
 
2022-01-02 10:46:26 AM  
That's 74 million babies born during a pandemic.  Excellent choice, new parents.
 
2022-01-02 10:55:18 AM  

mikaloyd: Gordon Bennett: We could bring the numbers back in balance by sacrificing the 74 million who voted for Trump to the gods.

Are you suggesting murder?

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I'm merely suggesting the practise of sincerely held religious beliefs.
 
2022-01-02 11:00:46 AM  
billions need to die and the sooner the better
 
2022-01-02 11:01:58 AM  

DeathByGeekSquad: That's 74 million babies born during a pandemic.  Excellent choice, new parents.


You don't want to deal with the disruption of a skipped year of births in your population.  With COVID, we're starting on Year 3 now and if we'd gone 3 years without babies we'd have serious issues with all sorts of things that run on the assumption that there's always another inbound group of humans.

Also... this pandemic is relatively easy to survive now that we have vaccines and know masks help.  Just don't go to large indoor gatherings with strangers, especially if they're likely to be right-wingers.
 
2022-01-02 11:03:47 AM  

Gordon Bennett: We could bring the numbers back in balance by sacrificing the 74 million who voted for Trump to the gods.


There sure is a lot of death-camp talk on Fark of late.
 
2022-01-02 11:05:33 AM  

Unsung_Hero: OneDayWhat: I can think of quite a few dystopian Science fiction novels where over population is a huge problem, but in the real world, declining birth rates and upside down population demographics concern me far more.

Do you really believe we need 8 billion people to maintain our technological civilization?

We could cut down by a factor of 100 and in doing so massively reduce our resource, energy, and pollution issues.  Declining birth rates are FINE, you can not have infinite growth in an finite volume of space and a finite amount of resources.


Your argument requires I accept that our space is finite.  I really believe that we need more than 8 billion persons to preserve the long term survival of the species. I really believe that humanity is beautiful and worth preserving. If it isn't, if we are beyond redemption and our craven billionaires siphon the last drops of wealth from the undeserving unwashed masses, then why do we care if overpopulation is indeed a problem? Let us all eat each other and be done with it in a glorious organization of destruction.


If we want to find the next Thomas Edison, Mahatma Ghandi, Albert Einstein, Nelson Mandela or Marie Curie to get us off this rock we are gonna need a lot of potential genuisii.

And without spreading to at least our nearest planets or the Kuiper belt we don't really have a chance in the near mid term. I would hope the next thousand years produce at least another Mozart or Malala Yousafzai.  Without the talent base and very real world near term problems that an increasing population present, I believe technological drive would be limited to refining efficiency and we risk falling into the lotus sleep of quarterly profit growth and crappy reality shows.

If you believe that solar system expansion is an unworkable dream, I would ask that you imagine yourself explaining our solar, moon and mars exploration missions to a Roman legate 1400 years ago. "Good enough" is only good enough until it isn't. I think we *could* cut down by a factor of 100 through massive pogroms, genocide, and war on a scale that would make make WWII veterans shiver.

I do not think we can reduce by a factor of 100 without rejection our humanity. We are biologically and evolutionary driven to expand and reproduce (your experiences may vary, but I am speaking to the median not the defining sides of the data set). The only way to do this forever is to find more space, and indeed, more humanity.


Even this discussion points to how far we have come. 300 years person in my place would not have been concerned whatsoever about the inequality found in countries across the world. My focus would likely have been on subsistence level farming and burying the first 4 of my children after childhood illness.


Now I have the freedom to worry about long term food security, heritage seed preservation, equal rights for all, and plans for the future. Actual plans and hopes and dreams that extend beyond preserving my eldest sons inheritance and feuding with my neighbors over cattle. Who know how far we could go in the next 300 years?

 
2022-01-02 11:06:23 AM  
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2022-01-02 11:06:44 AM  

zepillin: billions need to die and the sooner the better


Gordon Bennett can help with that
 
2022-01-02 11:07:52 AM  
Yall need Jesus!

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2022-01-02 11:12:16 AM  
As all christians will tell you, the answer to climate change and overpopulation is more people. And tax cuts.
They know hopes and prayers don't do shiat.
 
2022-01-02 11:19:26 AM  
You know who else complained about the cost of keeping excess people around?
 
2022-01-02 11:21:20 AM  
74 million more energy users. Climate change is inevitable.
 
2022-01-02 11:24:56 AM  
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2022-01-02 11:27:08 AM  

OneDayWhat: Your argument requires I accept that our space is finite.


Thank you for putting that sentence first, because it immediately showed me that you're too ignorant or stuck in dreamland to debate rationally, and I was saved a lot of time reading a wall of presumed crap text.  In fact, I've even tagged your account so you don't waste my time in future discussions, either.
 
2022-01-02 11:28:24 AM  

zepillin: billions need to die and the sooner the better


Well, get to dying then! Quit taking so long!
 
2022-01-02 11:29:24 AM  
We have the technology to feed them too.
 
2022-01-02 11:30:09 AM  

zepillin: billions need to die and the sooner the better


You first.
 
2022-01-02 11:31:13 AM  

137 Is An Excellent Time: 74 million more energy users. Climate change is inevitable.


Not if the people become the energy producers.

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