Originally Posted by Dragon_Master
World Population Growth.
They say that the world's population will double in 50 years, yet it took us 2000 to get here.
My teacher says it's because of all this medicine and tech.
The average life span is like 83 for girls, and 79 for boys. (
It used to be about 50 for both of us.
We should have another black plauge! (I'm totally joking!)
Medicine and technoloy allow more people to stay alive and have babies. And just so you know, you basically just said no one existed 2000 years ago. :\ Even though there is concrete proof we existed 100,000 years ago. -rolls eyes- Also, the population doesn't grow at a steady rate for all eternity. 2 people have 2 kids. Those 2 kids each of 2 kids. All those kids have 2 kids. And all their kids have 2 kids. Just that is 32 kids. Do it in a range of billions now and see what happens.
The only way to fix the population problem is famine and plague. Which will happen, it will always happen. And no, I am not suggesting we induce them. Just wait for them and blah. Problem solved for the next 1000 or so years. That is if it was a really bad one.
Or of course there is an asteroid impact, super-volcanic eruption, magnetic pole shift, magnetic shield shut down (extinction for everything on earth), mass corona injection which is powerful enough to set fire to earths atmosphere (this will never happen but it can), a wondering black hole comes into our solar system, a near by supernova causing a gamma ray burst which if we are in the path we get cooked by gamma radiation. Basically my point is, don't worry about the population problem because it always solves itself.