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  •  That's another one of those things (3+ / 0-)
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    marina, crystal eyes, boophus

    that humans are not good at dealing with. In fact, it's even worse than the climate issue. You take a thing like having kids - good, right? - and try to convince people it's a long-term danger, and you are bound to run into trouble. Far-sighted leadership that doesn't depend on asking people's opinion - China - has been able to effect demographic change on a large scale. Hands up everyone who wants Chinese-style leadership.

    But the interesting thing is that humans aren't really much different from any other life-form from E-coli to rats. Resource availability is permissive for growth. Restrict resources, growth declines and populations decline. We fool ourselves that, because we have this big cortex, that we can beat nature.

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