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Old 03-23-2021, 07:38 AM   #9
montcalm
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Originally Posted by backwoodsman View Post
The elephant in the room is world population. It's increasing at almost 7 million per month , so every three months we're adding the equivalent of the NYC metropolitan area.
Surely a problem. An even bigger problem when 7 billion use as much energy/resource as 1 billion do now.

Question is how do you reduce it without war, famine, pestilence or forced policies to a sustainable level? The estimate I've heard is 1 billion worldwide.


I think the title is a bit misleading, eh? Trees won't save the world, the world probably doesn't need "saving". Forests are pretty damn resilient though, so even if we managed to wipe out 99% in the process of wiping ourselves out, they'd probably come back.
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