Words of Advice:

"Never Feel Sorry For Anyone Who Owns an Airplane."-- Tina Marie

"
If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"
Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It.
" -- Unknown

"There seems to be almost no problem that Congress cannot,
by diligent efforts and careful legislative drafting, make ten times worse.
" -- Me

"What the hell is an `Aluminum Falcon'?" -- Emperor Palpatine

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Say "Goodbye" to Lions, Tigers, Cheetahs and Elephants

and hippos and Cape buffaloes and gazelles and zebras and hyenas and aw, hell, every other wild critter in Africa. For the population of Africa in 2100 will be between 3.4 to 5.8 billion people.

The outlook for this planetary petri dish isn't so good.

4 comments:

w3ski said...

It's a sad thing that good health in developing, as well as 'established' countries leads so quickly to overpopulation. A longer life span can be a great thing if you aren't burdened beyond your means raising children.
I understand it will never be that simple, but controlling the birth rate is equally as important as controlling the disease rate.
I guess it comes back to education.
People need to see a value in not having children.
w3ski

Deadstick said...

Has anybody read "The Mote In God's Eye"?

hans said...

Deadstick... wow, hadn't thought about Jerry Pournelle for ages... used to read his columns in Byte faithfully... and as it happens he's having a funder right now for Chaos Manor https://www.jerrypournelle.com/chaosmanor/

Will said...

w3ski:

Very simple solution to population growth: Make sure they have a decent economy(capitalist systems work quickest and best), and then introduce socialist programs, and especially important, the tax rates necessary to attempt to fund them. Sit back and watch the birth rate plummet below replacement rates. No more problem!

So far in history, this always works. (if you haven't noticed, Socialism has this as a built-in national death sentence. Due to human nature, there is no way to avoid this result.)