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  •  Overpopulation is the direst (7+ / 0-)

    problem facing mankind. It means the 6th greatest extinction in planetary history.

    It is a direr problem at present than climate change.

    It may be temporarily insurmountable but so are all our problems. None of which were dealt with two generations ago.

    I notice that many recommends are given to the person who has a good answer, with hardly any given to the person who asks the right question. That is backwards to me; without that question, the good answer might never have come.

    by Nulwee on Sun May 22, 2011 at 02:07:42 PM PDT

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      It is a direr problem at present than climate change

      That is a bold statement that will come as a slap to the face of some people in this community who suffer from tunnel vision on ecological affairs, but one that I agree with and think should be repeated (albeit with the syntax "more dire" rather than "direr")

      however, with some humor I have to point out the fallacy of the following statement:

      It may be temporarily insurmountable

      The problem of overpopulation is easily surmountable, people will die.  Preventing the problems that come with that would have been the real accomplishment.

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