One who intends to leave others better off for his having existed.

12/15/09

If water was money and grass was credit, and Cheetahs and Gazelles were people, who would be who?

Current world population    6.8 billion


 


Net growth per day      218,030


 


2040 Forecast    9 billion


 


Census Bureau


 


There are probably already too many people on the planet.


 


We need to continue to decrease the growth rate


 of the global population.


 


The planet can't support many more people.


 


Dr Nina Fedoroff


National Medal of Science Laureate


Professor of Molecular Biology


Science and Technology Advisor


 to the US Secretary of State since 2007


 


If Gazelles need water and grass


and Cheetahs need water and Gazelles


and an abundance of sustenance leads to more Gazelles,


should more Gazelles and water lead to more Cheetahs?


 


If too many Gazelles relative to water and grass lead to fewer Gazelles,


do fewer Gazelles  =  fewer Cheetahs?


 


Population, when unchecked,


increases in a geometrical ratio.


 


Subsistence only increases in an arithmetical ratio.


 


Thomas Robert Malthus


Suggested populations could increase faster than food supplies

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