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Re: Observing Progress

Posted by Larry F on November 23, 2014, 9:19 am, in reply to "Re: Observing Progress"

Just because you can see open space doesn't mean you can put more people on it. What is not a myth is that the space people take up often displaces other species through habitat loss. Need for more food results in intensive farming methods, contamination and overuse of fresh water. Natural resources are depleted, and the energy used to create more stuff results in global warming and climate change. Concentrations of people (300 million people in Texas) means more crime, more social problems, more restrictionsn, less freedom.

This is reality - not myth.

Where populations rapidly expand, like in Mexico, economic production, including jobs, cannot keep up with population growth. The results go without saying.

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