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The capitalist oriented economies also do not help matters. Desire for profits does not allow for distribution of food to needy. Do you even know that some governments pay farmers not to over produce so as not to reduce prices? Even in an attempt not to create surpluses, large quantities of food have been destroyed!
And war refugees and hungry meanwhile, are selling their children to survive! No thanks to greed and materialism. Add to this, natural disasters like a major earthquake or hurricane in a densely populated area, and doomsday clock strikes midnight!
So problem is not really with earth, but man. The earth’s land area of over 36 billion acres can still accommodate 15 billion people. This would allow each person to own two acres of land with enough garden to grow food, and space for forests, mountains, and holiday resorts. Well, that’s good side of story.
Now to bad side. Suppose world’s population hits trillion or zillion! What would happen?
The possibility is not far fetched. Medical advances have reduced infant mortality rates and have greatly increased longevity. Add to this, human cloning and biocryonics, and you will discover that one day all dead may resurrect from their graves in land and sea.
If that happens, a classic example of survival of fittest will be on display. All earth’s resources will be exhausted!
Then since there will be no space on earth to live, some will live on tree tops, mountain peaks, caves and hanging gardens. Some will build floating houses and live in sea, while others will build and live in orbiting space houses.
As for food; leaves, insects, and worms will be their delicacies. And vast beckoning seas will quench thirst of water drinkers.
But when these are no longer in supply, they will turn on one another like story of those lost, starving sailors who killed and ate up themselves. Population explosion has done its worst.
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