- Feb 2012
Not expanding exponentially? Seriously, it comes pretty close to that. Our numbers have more than tripled in the last hundred years and whilst some people measure a declining growth rate, that is a function of not just random reproduction but the environment that makes reproduction viable. Remember that as we alleviate the worlds problems the opportunities to produce children increase, the survival of infants increases, and more and more people are surviving into an increasingly fecund older age which medical science is supporting. Okay, some guy has made a study telling us all will be well. So what? In any potential problem there are those who tell us the problem isn't going to happen. Some predict the problem reaching crisis, most just raise their eyebrows at the stats and get on with their lives because generally speaking Humanity only really reacts to problems once it cannot be avoided. Like living next to a volcano. We know volcanoes are potentially destructive and lethal. We know that active volcanoes will at some point cause destruction. But people go on living next to them anyway.Not much point in expanding further when you couldn't be bothered to read the links already posted. You should probably look up the meaning of "exponential" too because the population is not expanding exponentially. The social problems we will face will be due to an aging and shrinking population, not due to an expanding population.
I wish I could. As far as I understand it Egypt's population had grown to the point where poor harvests or natural disasters made impossible to feed. Given that modern archaeology now has access to satellite data revealing a greatly expanded record of ancient Egyptian population, the message is obvious.Please explain this mysterious malady that affected ancient Egypt.