- Oct 2018
- Adelaide south Australia
I hadn't heard of a population crash. I had assumed something like that after a mouse plague caused by overabundance of food.I'll go for solipsism ,
as for populations , one of the phenomenon common in nature is called a population crash
when an organism multiply using a non ( or slow ) renewable source of sustenance
it's number grossly exceed it's sustainable base ,
sort of , living of the fat of the land
the population readjust itself in a dramatic fashion of less than a life span when the sustenance run out
the classic example is the reineers of St Matthew island
instead of Reindeers put humans ans instead of moss put fossil carbon
I've always thought there will be a human die-back once a tipping point is reached. Opinions I've read claim we are nowhere near that point yet. From what I can gather, the world is currently producing far more than is needed. The problem is distribution. I suspect that is caused, at least in part , by our capitalist system. Countries with an excess of food simply cannot/will not simply give away the excess to people who are starving.
Business is easily as amoral as politics.
Here in South Australia mouse outbreaks occur about every ten years.