9761Re: [SFC] Re: [Hard SF] World population expected to increase by 40% by 2050
- Mar 3, 2005raybell_scot wrote:
>No, you're clouding the issue. Pulling out one locality
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Brandon
> <jchance@a...> wrote:
>>But "Utah" isn't on the list. The United States is.
> Therefore Utah is part of the figures.
> National figures are often highly misleading or mask other factors.
> You can't really compare Uighurstan or Tibet with Shanghai or
> Beijing, nor can you compare properly Utah or Alaska with California
> or New Jersey. Large countries need some kind of breakdowns on them,
> for that reason.
within the U.S. that has a high population growth rate makes
no more sense than pulling out one locality that is rapidly
losing population. The only important fact is that the
U.S., as a whole, is not contributing to world population
problems. Neither is Europe or, if you can trust their
official figures (I don't, but what the hell) the PRC. The
major real growth is in third world countries, which are the
ones who can least afford having more mouths to feed. If you
ignore that, you sabotage any effort to solve the actual
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