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Old 11-04-2017, 12:39 PM
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I don't think it has anything to do with elitism and arrogance but is actually a valid point. Overpopulation is a big concern globally. At the rate the population is expanding and the natural resources of the planet dwindling, it gets harder and harder to sustain human life. Charles has been advocating sustainability for years and has actively tried to find and implement ways to make life in the future sustainable. I'm glad to see William jump on this bandwagon.

When we think about it, with the advances in medical technology and people living longer lives and having more and more arable land taken up to house the expanding population, the balance of supply and demand is getting harder and harder to meet. Found a good article that helps explain why overpopulation is such a concern these days.

https://www.conserve-energy-future.c...population.php

Well-said!

But, short of limiting reproduction, what can be done about it?
And trying to do that often leads to abuses.

In any event, since William is busily adding to the population, it might be more tactful to avoid any references to overpopulation.
No matter how sincere he is, there will be many who will accuse him of acting like a hypocrite. Just check the comments in the DM.
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Old 11-04-2017, 01:39 PM
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Well-said!

But, short of limiting reproduction, what can be done about it?
And trying to do that often leads to abuses.

In any event, since William is busily adding to the population, it might be more tactful to avoid any references to overpopulation.
No matter how sincere he is, there will be many who will accuse him of acting like a hypocrite. Just check the comments in the DM.
Those that did not bother to actually read what he said will happily draw conclusions of how hypocritical he might be. For the rest of us, that is not a concern.
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Old 11-04-2017, 02:03 PM
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Somewhat. China's policy was a bit of a farce. Too many loopholes and now they've abandoned the original policy. But I suppose it was better than nothing.

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Better than nothing? Forced abortions?



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I presume this statement was just designed to be provocative
In certain countries people are not even having enough children to replace themselves. Some are choosing to have no children or one child. I don't think three children are too many when you can afford to raise them.

China's policies were horrible and created a lot of problems. Forced population control is appalling.

Educating people about the effect of people on the environment and the need to plan for enough farmland and fresh water to sustain life should not be controversial.
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Old 11-04-2017, 02:14 PM
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Just check the comments in the DM.
I'd rather not--most of the people post there only to be snarky or negative, It's a game to them. I don't think it can be taken that seriously.
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